Meu nome é vermelho

Editora Companhia das Letras
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Nesta obra clássica, o Nobel Pamuk conta uma história de amor com temperatura de romance policial e atmosfera de Mil e uma noites. Narrativa policial, um amor proibido e reflexões sobre as culturas do Oriente se reúnem neste livro. Estamos em Istambul, no fim do século XVI. Para comemorar o primeiro milênio da fuga de Maomé para Meca, o sultão encomenda um livro de exaltação à riqueza do Império Otomano. Na tentativa de afirmar a superioridade do mundo islâmico, as imagens do livro deveriam ser feitas com técnicas de perspectiva da Itália renascentista. As intenções secretas do sultão logo dão margem a especulações, desencadeando intrigas e o assassinato de um artista que trabalhava no livro. Ao mesmo tempo, desenrola-se o caso de amor entre Negro, que volta a Istambul após doze anos de ausência, e a bela Shekure. Construída por dezenove narradores - entre eles um cachorro, um cadáver e o pigmento cuja cor dá nome ao livro -, a história surpreende pela exuberância estilística, que reflete o encontro de duas culturas.
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Nasceu em 1952, em Istambul. Principal romancista turco da atualidade, já foi traduzido para mais de quarenta idiomas e ganhou o prêmio Nobel de literatura em 2006. Foi um dos primeiros turcos a falar abertamente sobre o massacre de armênios promovido pela Turquia no início do século XX.
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Editora Companhia das Letras
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Published on
Aug 6, 2013
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Pages
576
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ISBN
9788580867619
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Language
Portuguese
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Genres
Fiction / Literary
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From the Nobel Prize winner and best-selling author of Snow and My Name Is Red: a soaring, panoramic new novel—his first since The Museum of Innocence—telling the unforgettable tale of an Istanbul street vendor and the love of his life.

Since his boyhood in a poor village in Central Anatolia, Mevlut Karataş has fantasized about what his life would become. Not getting as far in school as he’d hoped, at the age of twelve he comes to Istanbul—“the center of the world”—and is immediately enthralled by both the old city that is disappearing and the new one that is fast being built. He follows his father’s trade, selling boza (a traditional mildly alcoholic Turkish drink) on the street, and hoping to become rich, like other villagers who have settled the desolate hills outside the booming metropolis. But luck never seems to be on Mevlut’s side. As he watches his relations settle down and make their fortunes, he spends three years writing love letters to a girl he saw just once at a wedding, only to elope by mistake with her sister. And though he grows to cherish his wife and the family they have, he stumbles toward middle age in a series of jobs leading nowhere. His sense of missing something leads him sometimes to the politics of his friends and intermittently to the teachings of a charismatic religious guide. But every evening, without fail, Mevlut still wanders the streets of Istanbul, selling boza and wondering at the “strangeness” in his mind, the sensation that makes him feel different from everyone else, until fortune conspires once more to let him understand at last what it is he has always yearned for.

Told from different perspectives by a host of beguiling characters, A Strangeness in My Mind is a modern epic of coming of age in a great city, a brilliant tableau of life among the newcomers who have changed the face of Istanbul over the past fifty years. Here is a mesmerizing story of human longing, sure to take its place among Pamuk’s finest achievements.
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