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Pamuk, Orhan (Translated by Guneli Gun) . THE NEW LIFE. New York City, NY: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1997. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 296 pages. As New/As New.

The author's third novel to be translated into English. The single most successful modern novel to be published in Turkey. The first appearance of the title in the United States. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published as a hardcover original only in an extremely small and limited print run, it is one of the author's most scarce titles. A "road novel", the title refers to the way a book transforms the protagonist's life in a magical way, surely a metaphor for the power of reading to change lives. Pamuk's books are censored and often banned outright in his native Turkey, a culture that has to strike a delicate balance between (Eastern) Islam and (Western) secularism. The threat to one's freedom makes writing even more urgent and turns talented writers into great ones. His most passionate critic/admirer in America, the late great novelist John Updike, chose "Snow" as the best novel of the year 2004, bar none. "I read a book one day and my whole life was changed" (Orhan Pamuk). Another masterpiece from a writer who seems incapable of writing a bad book, this is a "must-have" title for Orhan Pamuk collectors. This copy is very boldly and beautifully signed and dated (in the year of publication) in black fountain pen on the front free endpaper by the author: "1997 Orhan Pamuk". Signed copies of Pamuk's books are extremely scarce and as such, have always been highly collectible. This title has been out-of-print as a hardcover for a very long time and is now highly collectible. This is one of extremely few signed copies of the First American Edition still available online and has no flaws, a pristine beauty. A rare signed copy thus. Winner of the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award in 2003 for "My Name Is Red". Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2006, the first Turkish writer to be so deservedly honored. One of the greatest living writers. A flawless collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER ORHAN PAMUK TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). . ISBN 0374221294. $900.00

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