Sunday, October 15, 2006

Atwood on Pamuk

Margaret Atwood has written a brief appreciation for Orhan Pamuk in the Guardian. It opens:
Orhan Pamuk, the celebrated Turkish novelist, has won the Nobel prize for iterature. It would be difficult to conceive of a more perfect winner for our catastrophic times. Just as Turkey stands at the crossroads of the Muslim East/Middle East and the European and North American west, so Pamuk's work inhabits the shifting ground of an increasingly dangerous cultural and religious overlap, where ideologies as well as personalities collide.
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--Marshal Zeringue