© 2012

Global Perspectives on Orhan Pamuk

Existentialism and Politics

  • Editors
  • Mehnaz M. Afridi
  • David M. Buyze

Part of the Literatures and Cultures of the Islamic World book series (LCIW)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Introduction

    1. Mehnaz M. Afridi, David M. Buyze
      Pages 1-6
  3. Pamuk between Worlds

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. David M. Buyze
      Pages 25-43
  4. Pamuk’s Textual Diversity

  5. Pamuk’s Snow

  6. Pamuk and Translation/Untranslation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 157-157
    2. Erdağ Göknar
      Pages 177-198
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 199-206

About this book


Explores existential and political themes in Orhan Pamuk's work and investigates the apparent contradictions in an arena where Islam and democracy are often seen as opposing and irreconcilable terms. Existential themes delve into literary nuances in Pamuk that discuss love, happiness, suffering, memory and death.


existentialism identity Islam novel

About the authors

David M. Buyze is currently associated with The University of Vermont as online faculty.

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