Results 1 – 19 of 19 Baba Ve Pic by Elif Safak and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at This Pin was discovered by Merve Coskun. Discover (and save!) your own Pins on Pinterest. Baba ve Piç’in İtalyanca cep baskısının kapağı. Italian cover of The Bastard of Istanbul. Istanbul. More information. Saved by. Elif Şafak / Shafak.

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Or are English publishers and audiences indulging in a bit of Orientalism? First, there is a picture of a pomogranate on the cover, which probably reminds the reader the movie Ararat in which the main character walks to the customs safsk arriving from Erivan with a pomogranate in his hand, telling him that he eats a piece every day.

The book suffers due to its trite language, stereotypical characterization, and unsubtle plot. It makes things really worse. Top 10 Forgotten Historical sites of Istanbul March 25, First five chapters could have been omitted, and one would have noticed or cared.

She is an award-winning novelist and the most widely read woman writer in Turkey. Bastarda Istanbulului, de Elif Shafak 4,44 din 9 voturi. Overall, Turkish culture seemed interesting. Shafak blends Western and Eastern traditions of storytelling, bringing out the myriad stories of women, minorities, immigrants, subcultures, youth and global souls.

Too many characters and it just drags the plot out far too much.

You have entered an incorrect email address! We can sfaak the use of Ottoman dress and Iznik tiles elit My Name is Redfor example, given that the story revolves around miniaturist painters who served in the sixteenth-century Ottoman court. How Shafak shows that as the present is dictated by the past, those not at all happy in the present because of their past tend to focus rather too much on the latter, whereas those who are doing and feeling OK prefer to ignore it, especially when it is inconvenient.


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Shafak Elif Shafak was born in Strasbourg, France, in So, why the mosque? The Bastard of Istanbul October 12 35 Oct 29, Lists with This Book. The novel, which tells the story of an Armenian and a Turkish family through the eyes of women, brought Shafak under prosecution but the charges were ultimately dismissed. This book was too much, too scattered for me: Shafak’ wrote her next novel in English. safaak

I was raised to deny the genocide. But this aspect covered very few pages of the book. I wanted to be more involved with the characters, rather then the city of Istanbul. I learned to betray safal roots.

Paperbackpages. After all when everyone dies, what is left is the skeleton.

Bastard of Istanbul (Baba ve Piç)/Elif Şafak

Survival Taxi Turkish August 3, This book is really not for me. Mustafa meets an all American girl Rose at a grocery store in Arizona, who was once married to an Armenian. I still say read it though. The characters are not so interesting, and the writing needs a serious cutting and editing.

There are some great parts though The ending is great. Halfway through Shafak attempts to try her hand at magical realism with the incorporation of djinn but then proceeds with the rest of the novel as if it’s realistic fiction.

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I don’t need my books to be funny, but when the attempts at humor actually bog gaba the narrative it starts to be a problem. View all 4 comments. Return to Book Page. Armanus tells Asya that she reminds her of Baron Baghdassarian. The main character falls in love with a complicated chocolate maker and this point is vaguely illustrated on the Turkish cover.


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A florid hodgepodge of vve book, The Bastard of Istanbul is too weak a novel to deal fruitfully with the issues it raises—the Armenian genocide of ; nationalism; how to navigate through your identity as the child of immigrants—and Shafak’s ambition doesn’t match her execution.

Information about Group read March 1 7 Mar 01, Just tens of pointless eafak boring blah blah blah of pages till the last words of the story. The dialogues were unnatural and awkward at times.

ssfak Her most recent novel Ustam ve Ben December revolves around the life of Mimar Sinan, the most famous Ottoman architect and opens up important debates on power, creativity, artistic freedom and bigotry. The one aspect of the novel I did strongly like, though, was the one area where Shafak didn’t fall into stereotypes: I interrupted another book to read this, and had to force myself to get through it. If you like a …more Bbaa are usually available from Amazon, Google Books, or other sites like those.