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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. Fine/Fine.

The author's third novel to be translated into English. The single most successful modern novel to be published in Turkey, it is one of the greatest novels of our time. The first appearance of the title in the United States. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. The First Edition is now rare. Presents Orhan Pamuk's "Yeni Hayat" in a felicitous English translation. A masterpiece from a writer who seems incapable of writing a bad book. The title refers to the way a book transforms the protagonist's life in a magical way, 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). An absolute "must-have" title for Orhan Pamuk collectors. This copy is very boldly and beautifully signed in black pen-marker on the title page by Orhan Pamuk. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. Pamuk's signature on this copy is one of the single most beautiful we have ever seen. This title is a great book. This is one of very few such signed copies of the First American Edition/First Printing still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Please note: Signed copies of Pamuk's books are scarce and as such, have always been collectible. Many copies available online have serious flaws or are subsequent printings. This is surely an accessible and lovely alternative. 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 writers of our time. A fine collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER ORHAN PAMUK TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). . ISBN 0374221294. $500.00

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