Orhan Pamuk

(2368 words)
  • Nilgun Anadolu-Okur

Orhan Pamuk was born in Istanbul in 1952 to a well-to-do upper middle-class family whose members were once involved in international commerce and business. He grew up in the Nişantaşi district which serves as the setting for some of his novels, including Cevdet Bey and His Sons, The Black Book, and The Museum of Innocence. Pamuk graduated from Istanbul’s elite high school, Robert College, with aspirations to become a painter. However, he enrolled in Istanbul Technical University’s School of Architecture, only to admit, in his third year, that neither architecture, nor painting is suitable for him. He left the Technical University for the School of Journalism. At the age of 23, having …

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Anadolu-Okur, Nilgun. "Orhan Pamuk". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 22 June 2010
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=5712, accessed 07 July 2015.]

Articles on Pamuk's works

  1. Benim Adim Kirmizi [My Name is Red]
  2. Masumiyet Müzesi [The Museum of Innocence]
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