The red-haired woman [electronic resource]. Orhan Pamuk.Publication details: London : Faber & Faber, 2017.Description: 1 online resourceContent type:
- online resource
- 9780571330331 (electronic bk)
|Item type||Current library||Call number||Status||Date due||Barcode||Item holds|
Title from eBook information screen..
"Many years have now gone by, and jealousy compels me to keep her name a secret, even from my readers. But I must provide a full and truthful account of what happened." It is mid-1980s Istanbul and Master Mahmut and his apprentice use ancient methods to dig wells - they are desperate to find water in a barren land. This is the tale of their struggle, but it is also a deeper investigation - through mesmerising stories and images - into Pamuk's prevailing themes: fathers and sons, the state and individual freedom, reading and seeing. It is also a richly literary work: The Red-Haired Woman borrows from the tradition of the French conte philosophique and asks probing questions of ethics and of the role of art in our lives. It is both a short, realist text investigating a murder which took place thirty years ago near Istanbul - and a fictional inquiry into the literary foundations of civilizations, comparing two fundamental myths of the West and the East respectively: Sophocles's Oedipus Rex (a story of patricide) and Ferdowsi's tale of Rostam and Sohrab (a story of filicide). The Red-Haired Woman is a masterful and mesmerising work which further confirms Orhan Pamuk as one of our greatest novelists.
Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 1138 KB) or Kobo app or compatible Kobo device (file size: N/A KB).