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Pamuk, Orhan (Translated by Maureen Freely) . OTHER COLORS: ESSAYS AND A STORY. New York City, NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 2007. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 433 pages. As New/As New.

The author's debut collection of essays. One of the most important literary events of the year 2007, it is Orhan Pamuk's first book since winning the Nobel Prize. The first appearance of the title in English and in the United States. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Presents Orhan Pamuk's personal and literary essays in one handsome volume. "Pamuk is that rarest of creatures, a fabulist of ideas. Gives us several of his many selves in a centrifugal gathering of memory-pieces, sketches, interviews, and unexpected flights that feel more like a rich and suggestive set of explorations. His books are celebrations of multiplicity. The mysteries they set up are always more delicious than any attempt to solve them. Yet mostly what this collection gives us is a chance to savor one of the inimitable literary storytellers of our time. Pamuk is taking the world we thought we knew and making it fresh and alive" (Pico Iyer). 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. A masterly collection, this is a "must-have" title for Orhan Pamuk collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed in black pen on the half-title page by Orhan Pamuk. It is signed directly on the page, not on a tipped-in page or a bookplate. This title is now highly collectible. This is one of very few signed copies of the First American Edition still available online and has no flaws, a pristine beauty. A very scarce 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 copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER ORHAN PAMUK TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0307266753. $50.00

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