"The Light of the Bosphorus: Photography in Orhan Pamuk's 'Balkon'"

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ORHAN PAMUK’S PHOTOGRAPHS emerge from a specific and recurring moment. As much as they capture subtle aspects of Istanbul geography in and around the iconic confluence of the Bosphorus and the Golden Horn, they also reveal the moments when the writer stops writing and is drawn away from his desk. Taken during a period of self-described dissatisfaction with his work — perhaps verging on writer’s block — these images are linked obliquely to novel-writing.

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Cited Authors

  • Göknar, E

Published Date

  • May 19, 2019

Published In

  • Los Angeles Review of Books

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