The Museum Of Innocence: A Novel [SIGNED + Photo]
First U.S. edition, FIRST PRINTING, SIGNED by ORHAN PAMUK directly on the title page (signature only, not inscribed to anyone); hardcover with dustjacket; unread in AS-NEW (Fine/Fine) condition (no marks, not book-club ed., not price-clipped, etc.); comes with a GLOSSY PHOTO of the Nobel Prize winning author at the signing event!. Bookseller Inventory # 8319
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A stirring exploration of the nature of romantic attachment and of the mysterious allure of collecting, The Museum of Innocence also plumbs the depths of an Istanbul half Western and half traditional?its emergent modernity, its vast cultural history. This is Orhan Pamuk?s greatest achievement.
Review: Amazon Best Books of the Month, November 2009: The story of Kemal, the half-hearted industrialist who is the hero of The Museum of Innocence, Orhan Pamuk's first novel since he won the Nobel Prize for Literature, is a deeply private one, built around an often inexplicable obsession that he attempts to justify to the reader. In honor of Füsun, the poor, beautiful cousin he had a short affair with when he was 30 and engaged to another, he has hoarded a museum of relics, both of their time together and of the much longer time when, like Gatsby drawn by the green light on Daisy's dock, he hovered at the edge of her life, held in check (but yet held nearby) by the proprieties of Turkish society. From Kemal's passion Pamuk constructs a masterful meditation on time, desire, and possession, saturated with the details of the city of Pamuk's youth: the brand names, the film stars, the streets, the intricate social relations between classes and between modernity and tradition. It's as if the museum of the title was built in honor not of Füsun but of Istanbul, circa 1975. --Tom Nissley
Title: The Museum Of Innocence: A Novel [SIGNED + ...
Publisher: NY: Knopf / Random House Inc
Publication Date: 2009
Book Condition: As New
Dust Jacket Condition: As New
Signed: Signed by Author(s)
Edition: 1st Edition
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