Benim Adım Kırmızı

Benim Adım Kırmızı At Once A Fiendishly Devious Mystery, A Beguiling Love Story, And A Brilliant Symposium On The Power Of Art, My Name Is Red Is A Transporting Tale Set Amid The Splendor And Religious Intrigue Of Sixteenth Century Istanbul, From One Of The Most Prominent Contemporary Turkish WritersThe Sultan Has Commissioned A Cadre Of The Most Acclaimed Artists In The Land To Create A Great Book Celebrating The Glories Of His Realm Their Task To Illuminate The Work In The European Style But Because Figurative Art Can Be Deemed An Affront To Islam, This Commission Is A Dangerous Proposition Indeed The Ruling Elite Therefore Mustn T Know The Full Scope Or Nature Of The Project, And Panic Erupts When One Of The Chosen Miniaturists Disappears The Only Clue To The Mystery Or Crime Lies In The Half Finished Illuminations Themselves Part Fantasy And Part Philosophical Puzzle, My Name Is Red Is A Kaleidoscopic Journey To The Intersection Of Art, Religion, Love, Sex And Power

Orhan Pamuk was born in Istanbul in 1952 and grew up in a large family similar to those which he describes in his novels Cevdet Bey and His Sons and The Black Book, in the wealthy westernised district of Nisantasi As he writes in his autobiographical book Istanbul, from his childhood until the age of 22 he devoted himself largely to painting and dreamed of becoming an artist After graduating fro

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  • Paperback
  • 417 pages
  • Benim Adım Kırmızı
  • Orhan Pamuk
  • English
  • 08 January 2019

10 thoughts on “Benim Adım Kırmızı

  1. says:

    Generally, when a book starts out with a chapter entitled I Am A Corpse, you know it s going to be pretty good The novel is set up so that each chapter introduces a different narrator, including but not limited to , Black, Black s uncle, Shekure, a dog, a horse, the murderer and various artists in the workshop This type of structure for a mystery novel isn t new Wilkie Collins, for example, employed it several times, most notably in The Moonstone and it is an effective way to structure a story so as to hide the whodunit Each character only tells as much as he, she or it knows and in Pamuk s novel even the murderer hides his or her identity.The structure in My Name Is Red, though is less designed to sustain suspense and to allow room for the various philosophical discussions concerning the purpose of art and, perhaps importantly, the distinctions between Islamic states and Western Europe The Frankish mode of painting, particularly of portraiture to glorify the subject, to paint him or her in terms of his her earthly wealth and power, to distribute such an image openly as a show of control, to demonstrate the creative abilities of the artist is at the center of these debates and discussions Black s uncle finds such images alluring and fascinating while others see them as abhorent Master Osman, for example, sees himself as being forced to choose between the centuries old Islamic traditions he venerates and the modern and distinctly foreign style he despises Such a choice is not made easily, as the artists themselves discover The Frankish method celebrates the individuation of the artist it prizes the signature of the artist as much as the commissioner of the image This reverence for the artist, as much as for the piece of art, proves to be a great temptation to the men involved and leads directly to the murder.The structure, however, also allows for a second discussion, not about art but about writing on art As much as this is a novel concerning visual images, it is also a novel about ekphrasis the verbal description of art Ekphrasis has the effect of slowing down a narrative, of interrupting it Thus, in Homer s Illiad, the great battle scene is suddenly punctured by a lengthy description of Achilles shield Pamuk plays with this model repeatedly When the image of the horse, described several times in the novel, is given a voice of its own the narrative is not interrupted, but rather the description of the image becomes the narrative And, over, as the image speaks it refutes the fundamental principles underlying Master Osman s devotion to Islamic traditions of art Pamuk can hardly resist the joke this is a novel about art in which not a single image appears, except the map at the beginning and the ones we create in our minds as we imagine the images described But, are we creating an image of the ideal horse, the horse of God, or one we can actually touch, taste, and smell

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    My Name is Red is as gorgeous as these illuminations.

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    This book is as much about art as it is a historical novel First the novel A tale of miniaturist painters in Istanbul during the late 1500 s The deceased master s daughter is in a religious and political limbo her soldier husband has been missing for four years, but with no body and no witnesses to his death, she can t get a divorce and move on with her life She wants to find a new husband and a father for her two young boys and get away from the amorous intentions of her husband s brother And there s a murder mystery.Enter a man called Black, an administrator of sorts who has returned to town after twelve years in distant lands He still carries a torch for the beautiful widow from his days as a youth Can he find her father s killer, keep the brother in law at bay, help her get a legal divorce, and win her hand in marriage Along the way we have blended into the text what are really mini essays about horses dogs in the Koran what it s like to be a murderer Satan the path of a counterfeit coin, etc.At least half of this lengthy work is about art I say lengthy because the 500 page paperback I read was tiny type, so this is a 700 or 800 page book in normal font Miniaturist painting was imported into the Ottoman Empire from Persia Most of the painting was done as pictures in books and to illustrate the borders of pages of books, accompanied by elaborate calligraphy Think of the Irish monks manuscripts such as the Book of Kells Ottoman miniaturist painting was highly stylized Pictures were drawn from the viewpoint of Allah, from the top of a minaret, and did not use what the West thinks of as true perspective Armies lined up symmetrically in battle scenes horses always had the same foreleg raised a finger placed in a mouth always represented surprise In accordance with religious concerns about idolatry, faces were generic, not individualized Who would dare place an identifiable individual at the center of a painting Man can copy only Allah can create The painter tried to portray the ideal horse or chair as Allah created it think Plato s ideal chair , not the individual variant before them Is individuality expressed by a traditional miniaturist painter style or a flaw Does it offend God Compare all this to the European masters at the time such as da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael the Turks called them the Venetians So a lot of the book is about East meets West in the art world All in all, an excellent book from the Nobel Prize winning Pamuk The story kept my interest and I enjoyed learning about Ottoman art, even when the sections where the miniaturists talked about the philosophy behind painting got repetitive at times.

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    Benim Ad m K rm z My Name is Red, Orhan Pamuk My Name Is Red Turkish Benim Ad m K rm z is a 1998 Turkish novel by writer Orhan Pamuk translated into English by Erda G knar in 2001 Pamuk would later receive the 2006 Nobel Prize in Literature The novel, concerning miniaturists in the Ottoman Empire of 1591, established Pamuk s international reputation and contributed to his Nobel Prize The influences of Joyce, Kafka, Mann, Nabokov and Proust and above all Eco can be seen in Pamuk s work 2010 1389 692 1393 20 1391 594 1392 2006

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    This is a fantastic book by Nobel Prize winner Orhan Pamuk which explores the relationship between art and religion ad between imagery and idolatry Set in the 16th century, we are transported into an Istanbul of the Ottoman empire with a murder mystery told in the voices of the characters and sometimes these are drawings in the books or just concepts that inhabit the story Its primary characters feel very real and the buildup to the big reveal at the end makes the book a real page turner I think that the story told here is still than relevant to our world of today given the problems stemming from reading religious texts word for word and building violent systems of repression or terror based on individual interpretations of those readings Unfortunately, some things have not evolved enough in the last 400 yearsA must read.

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    On a high version I am called Black, I longed for my dearest Shekure for twelve years I, Shekure, not quite sure what was I doing in this story I am called Butterfly, I was the one who drew the Death and Mia thought I was the murderer I am called Stork, I was the one who drew the Tree and Butterfly always envy me as I was talented without the help from our master I am called Olive, I was the one who rendered the Satan and drew the exquisite horse I am your beloved uncle, I was preparing a book for our Refuge of the World, Our Glorious Sultan before being murdered by one of my apprentice It is I, Master Osman, I wished to follow the path of Master Bihzad who blinded himself with a needle I am Esther, my eyes were eternally at the windows and my ears were eternally to the ground I am a corpse, I was Elegant Effendi before being murdered by a fellow painter I am Mia, I read this book from page 1 to 508 whilst crawling and bleeding to death So please would someone explain wth is this book about Jackie Chan Who am I Sober version Interesting story regarding Istanbul in the 16th century One day I ll visit the amazing Blue Mosque that a good friend of mine, Eddie, always talk about But seriously, though this book is amazing I can t get into it Totally not my rocknrolla thing one of the bule put this book on my desk, got no idea which one though they pointed their fingers to each other lol

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