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The White Castle : a novel

Pamuk, Orhan

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ISBN 10: 0807612642 / ISBN 13: 9780807612644
Published by Braziller, New York, 1991
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Octavo in illus DJ; 161pp. Second printing of the first US edition. A fascintating story of power and human relations. Pamuk won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2006. || Historical fiction; Turkey -- Fiction. Translation of: Beyaz kale. Ottoman Empire. Fine in Fine DJ with faintest traces of wear to edges. Bookseller Inventory # 21066

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Title: The White Castle : a novel

Publisher: Braziller, New York

Publication Date: 1991

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: First edition, second printing.

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The narrator looks back on his life as imperial astrologer for a Turkish sultan

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From a Turkish writer who has been compared with Borges, Nabokov, and DeLillo comes a dazzling novel that is at once a captivating work of historical fiction and a sinuous treatise on the enigma of identity and the relations between East and West. In the 17th century, a young Italian scholar sailing from Venice to Naples is taken prisoner and delivered to Constantinople There he falls into the custody of a scholar known as Hoja--"master"--a man who is his exact double. In the years that follow, the slave instructs his master in Western science and technology, from medicine to pyrotechnics. But Hoja wants to know more: why he and his captive are the persons they are and whether, given knowledge of each other's most intimate secrets, they could actually exchange identities. Set in a world of magnificent scholarship and terrifying savagery, The White Castle is a colorful and intricately patterned triumph of the imagination. Translated from the Turkish by Victoria Holbrook.

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