The Conference Proceedings
Edited By Veronika Bernard
Images of (Cultural) Values in Literature
Mirjana Marinković Images of Cultural Values in the Novel A Strangeness in My Mind by Orhan Pamuk Abstract This article is based on the analysis of the images of cultural values in Orhan Pamuk’s la test novel A Strangeness in My Mind covering the development of Istanbul urban life from 1969 until 2012. Dieser Artikel basiert auf der Analyse der Bilder kultureller Werte in Orhan Pamuks neu e stem Roman Kafamda Bir Tuhaflık, der sich mit der Entwicklung des Istanbuler Stadt lebens zwischen 1969 und 2012 beschäftigt. The novel, as it is said in the subtitle, tells “a story about the life of Mev- lut Ka ra taş, a boza seller, his experiences and adventures, daydreams and friends and the image of Istanbul life between 1969 and 2012; seen with the eyes of many cha racters.” So, the author has given the time and space framework for his sto ry built on several levels and from the perspective of different heroes. This period in the social history of Turkey and Istanbul in particular is full of social changes, marked by rapid industrialization, urbanization, mi- gration wa ves from Anatolia to Istanbul and other cities. These processes have chan ged the face of Turkey so thoroughly that many parts of the country have be co me unrecognizable. In contrast to other ones of Orhan Pamuk’s novels the au thor is not occupied with the upper class in this novel, but he chooses his he roes among the migrants coming...
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