The White Castle has ratings and reviews. Ahmad said: Beyaz Kale = The white castle: a novel, Orhan Pamukعنوانها: دژ سفید؛ قلعه سفید؛ نویسنده. Buy a cheap copy of Beyaz Kale book by Orhan Pamuk. Orhan Pamuk proffers a dazzling work of historical and philosophical fiction, set amid the scholarship. Beyaz Kale by Orhan Pamuk, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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View all 3 comments. Visit my eBay shop. Jun 14, Helmisade rated it really liked it Shelves: His first novel Cevdet Bey and His Sons was published seven years later in Works by Orhan Pamuk.

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Doesn’t post to United States See details. The narrator sees and uses his knowledge as a way to help whereas Hoja uses his knowledge to move his own ambitions forward. Select a valid country. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. World of Books Ltd was founded inrecycling books sold to us through charities either directly or indirectly.

Sep 04, Ksenia rated it liked it Shelves: From a Turkish writer who has been compared with Borges, Nabokov, and DeLillo comes a dazzling novel that is at once a captivating work of historical fiction and a sinuous treatise on the enigma of identity and the relations between East and West.

A dreamy, absorbing novel that’s very dense but immensely captivating – on par with the weirdest fiction of Calvino, Borges or Hoffmann. In the end, I’m glad I read it, but I didn’t entirely enjoy the experience of reading it. Hoja’s enthusiasm became a part of the Slave.


International postage paid to Pitney Bowes Inc. Representative APR variable Will usually dispatch within 1 working day of receiving cleared payment – opens in a new window or tab. Hoj “The White Castle is a colorful and intricately patterned triumph of the imagination.

Learn more – opens in new window or tab worldofbooks08 While the narrator is able to do so, Hoja is unable to, as he is unable to find any flaws within himself. And, to be honest, I had no valid argument to expect what I expected, but still… Somehow I thought this would be a plot-based story or a novella focusing on a particular, specific event. Lists with This Book.

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There is also ambiguity in the final pamku of the book. Most purchases from business sellers are protected by the Consumer Contract Regulations which give you the right to cancel the purchase within 14 days after the day you receive the item. After graduating from the secular Panuk Robert College in Istanbul, he studied architecture at Istanbul Technical University for three years, but abandoned the course when he gave up his ambition to become an architect and artist.

A bond forms, firstly in that they learn from oran other, not just knowledge, but of their lives, though Hoca keeps the information of the latter more secret. Apr 21, Mattia Ravasi rated it it was amazing. Or maybe, it is Hoja himself who killed him on that fateful night, with such quintessentially unreliable narrator we will never really know. Add to Watch list Watching Watch list is full. We now ship over two million orders each year to satisfied customers throughout the world and take great pride in our prompt delivery, first class customer service and excellent feedback.

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Email to friends Share on Facebook – opens in a new window or tab Share on Twitter – opens in a new window or tab Share on Pinterest – opens in a new window or tab. By the way, is it just a ‘concidence’, or merely an example of seeing everything connected to everything else, that the name of the White castle is ‘Doppio’ the Italian word for ‘double’?

The Narrator and Hoja are both seen as intellectuals. A complex example is provided on page of my Faber paperback edition: All this is in the beginning before the actual story itself Except, first rip out the last 20 pages of every book. The events of this story take place in 17th century Istanbul.

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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The modernization, or rather, the failure to modernize, of the Ottoman Empire is hinted at throughout the story, before becoming a major symbol during the climax. Like the writer, we can wonder about why Hoca is like he is, why he needs the division between himself and ‘them’, why he fears vulnerability, the reason for his temper?

At one point in the novel, does Hoja resemble the torturers of totalitarian regimes?