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  1. Ahmad Sharabiani Ahmad Sharabiani says:

    Sessiz Ev roman Silent House, Orhan Pamuk 1952 Silent House 1983 is Orhan Pamuk s second novel published after Cevdet Bey and His Sons The novel tells the story of a week in which 3 siblings go to visit their grandmother in Cennethisar, a small town near Istanbul Silent House consists of 32 chapters Each chapter is narrated from a different narrator s point of view in the first person The names of the five narrators in the novel in turn are Recep, Buyukhanim, Hasan, Faruk and Metin Th Sessiz Ev roman Silent House, Orhan Pamuk 1952 Silent House 1983 is Orhan Pamuk s second novel published after Cevdet Bey and His Sons The novel tells the story of a week in which 3 siblings go to visit their grandmother in Cennethisar, a small town near Istanbul Silent House consists of 32 chapters Each chapter is narrated from a different narrator s point of view in the first person The names of the five narrators in the novel in turn are Recep, Buyukhanim, Hasan, Faruk and Metin The narrator of the opening chapter is Recep and the narrator of the closing chapter is Buyukhanim Each of the narrators has a different number of chapters to tell Hasan has eight, Buyukhanim seven, Recep six, Faruk six, and Metin has five chapters 2008 1386 467 9789643623999 20 1390 431 9786002290410 1393 440 9789643519704 1393 364 9789642950362 1393 364 9789642132379 1952


  2. Elyse Walters Elyse Walters says:

    I liked this almost as much as The Museum of Innocence , which is still my favorite Orhan Pamuk novel but it s close it s a smaller book less dense than other Pamuk books I ve read each chapter is short Right from the start the dialogue between the cranky old grandmother and Recep her FRICKIN SLAVE HORSE a Saint to boot is a dwarf making the visuals of the dialogue all thehysterically crazy funny shaking your head you ve got to be kidding Recep is a bas I liked this almost as much as The Museum of Innocence , which is still my favorite Orhan Pamuk novel but it s close it s a smaller book less dense than other Pamuk books I ve read each chapter is short Right from the start the dialogue between the cranky old grandmother and Recep her FRICKIN SLAVE HORSE a Saint to boot is a dwarf making the visuals of the dialogue all thehysterically crazy funny shaking your head you ve got to be kidding Recep is a bastard of her deceased husband The grandchildren are coming for a visit who each have their individual quirks, habits, and emotional hurts During their visit they begin to explore their country s history The conflicts we see within the family parallel with the conflicts that we see politically between modern Turkey and their past which was rooted intraditional religious beliefs I was in Turkey in 1973 74Istanbul was a different place than it is today Reading Pamuk always triggers memories and expands my views at the same time


  3. Paul Gleason Paul Gleason says:

    Originally published in Turkey in 1983 and now translated into English for the first time, Silent House Knopf is Orhan Pamuk s second novel Although the Nobel Prize winner makes no direct mention of the historical relevance of the book in the text itself, his story takes place roughly one month before the September 12, 1980 Turkish coup d tat, in which the Chief of the General Staff General Kenan Evren and the Turkish Armed Forces restored order after violence had broken out between right le Originally published in Turkey in 1983 and now translated into English for the first time, Silent House Knopf is Orhan Pamuk s second novel Although the Nobel Prize winner makes no direct mention of the historical relevance of the book in the text itself, his story takes place roughly one month before the September 12, 1980 Turkish coup d tat, in which the Chief of the General Staff General Kenan Evren and the Turkish Armed Forces restored order after violence had broken out between right leaning nationalists and communists An Army contolled National Security Council then ruled Turkey until 1983, when democracy was restored.So why is Silent House relevant to English language readers in 2012, almost thirty years after the book s publication The answer lies in a statement made by one of Pamuk s minor characters a pharmacist named Kemal Bey Politics is everywhere No matter where you go, it grabs you by the collar Kemal refers to the beating of Nilg n, a young woman who runs afoul of Hasan, an extreme and equally young Turkish nationalist, for buying a communist newspaper Very sexually attracted to Nilg n, Hasan kicks and punches her for her crime, just as much out of a sense of adolescent machismo and tough guy posturing The point is that Hasan is too immature to come to terms with his physical urges and his body becomes the site of a dilemma that for Pamuk in Silent House and in his mature novels characterizes Turkey Should Hasan follow the stereotypical view of Western culture and try to have sex with a woman to whom he s attracted Or should he follow the stereotypical view of Eastern culture and attack a woman with left wing values For Pamuk, Turkey and, in particular, Istanbul is a liminal space, where history has entangled Western and Eastern values to such an extent that it s the most valuable setting for the novelist to explore some of the key political issues of our time It s a place where political factions live and breathe side by side, as they constantly brush up against each other in public street corners, coffeehouses, and alleyways but also in the privacy of family homes.And these family homes are the most dangerous places for Pamuk because they harbor silence and implicit consent to violence They re where violence begins Indeed, the silent house of the novel s title truly serves as Pamuk s description and condemnation of the silence that beats at the heart of Turkey The house which is located just outside Istanbul, in Cennethisar brings together three generations of Turks when three young people, including Nilg n, visit Grandmother Fatma and her dwarf son Precep But the generations are sadly cut off from each other They squabble about petty matters They, however, don t discuss their inner thoughts, the political implications of which are obvious For example, Fatma mostly lingers alone in her bedroom and broods on the Western values of her deceased husband and his unfinished encyclopedia in which he considers death and Nothingness, her grandson Faruk thinks long and deeply about whether history is a story or reality, and a second grandson, Metin, ponders the virtues of Western materialism Pamuk s Silent House is really Turkey itself.Which is a shame because silence can only hold for so long before violence erupts Profoundly anti violence, Silent House is Pamuk s early cry for tolerance, reason, and communication during a time when democracy was on the line and, indeed, temporarily lost in Turkey It s necessary reading, especially for those of us in the United States who recognize similarly sharp political divisions


  4. Jim Fonseca Jim Fonseca says:

    Turkey s on going modernization, real estate boom, and politics are the focus of this story, set in a small Turkish seaside city, we guess, around the 1970 s The book was originally published in Turkey in 1983 The plot is that three adult grandchildren make their obligatory annual summer visit to their 90 year old grandmother The grandmother is crotchety and demanding especially to her live in servant whom she alternately calls the dwarf or the bastard, the latter because he is a child of Turkey s on going modernization, real estate boom, and politics are the focus of this story, set in a small Turkish seaside city, we guess, around the 1970 s The book was originally published in Turkey in 1983 The plot is that three adult grandchildren make their obligatory annual summer visit to their 90 year old grandmother The grandmother is crotchety and demanding especially to her live in servant whom she alternately calls the dwarf or the bastard, the latter because he is a child of her dead husband s mistress Her grandchildren still haven t figured out their grandmother isn t capable of any reaction except disgust The Dwarf is the perfect servant, catering to the old lady s and everyone else s every need and whim despite the disdain and abuse The youngest grandchild is in high school, ready to go to college, hopefully abroad, but he has no money to do so and is hoping grandma will sell the house to finance his education He hangs out with a fast set of upper class Turkish kids who drink, smoke pot and carouse in sports cars The oldest grandson is a college professor, divorced, a dreamer, and an alcoholic In the last two traits he carries on a strong set of genes, because he is a third generation dreamer and alcoholic The grandfather, now deceased, was a medical doctor who got crosswise with Istanbul politicians and spent his life in exile in this backwater town drinking and toiling over a 50 volume encyclopedia to bring Western knowledge to the East He was an avowed atheist, which terrified his devout wife, the grandmother Their only son, now dead, the father of the three children, was a local low level civil servant, also a dreamer and an alcoholic The granddaughter is a radical socialist, which gets her in serious trouble with the nationalist skin heads in town The book is a good read, even though it is an early work by Pamuk, translated only after he became famous for his other works It has a lot of local color of Turkey and it s a primer on why much of the developing world is in such chaos


  5. Chaitra Chaitra says:

    I must be missing something vital in translation in theme Because this was the second book of Orhan Pamuk in as many weeks that I had zero possibly negative appreciation for Granted, this is a translation of a very old book and Snow is a fairly recent graduate of the Pamuk alum But, many of the themes that bothered me in Snow, bothered me here too I ll come to that in a minute.Silent House is a story of a Turkish family headed by an old highly loathsome grandmother, Fatma She s ill a I must be missing something vital in translation in theme Because this was the second book of Orhan Pamuk in as many weeks that I had zero possibly negative appreciation for Granted, this is a translation of a very old book and Snow is a fairly recent graduate of the Pamuk alum But, many of the themes that bothered me in Snow, bothered me here too I ll come to that in a minute.Silent House is a story of a Turkish family headed by an old highly loathsome grandmother, Fatma She s ill and is looked after by a dwarf named Recep Her husband was a godless man, who spent his life drinking his raki and writing an encyclopedia and impregnating a housemaid Recep the dwarf is one of his progeny, the other is a lottery ticket seller called Ismail who has good for nothing wastrel for a son, called Hasan His official son was also a man who drove himself to an early grave by drinking too much, his wife a sickly woman who died before him The plot of this story covers the week when the grandchildren come to the said Silent House for a week long visit Faruk is a sad loser divorcee, who is turning into an image of his grandfather Nilgun, beautiful, is a communist Metin is the practical one he wants to go to America and he wants money All of these above characters have first person perspectives Except Nilgun and Ismail and the dead ones, but they appear in other people s perspectives It s highly distracting, because there s not much difference in their perspectives Metin and Hasan especially are interchangeable but for their respective loves It s only used as an expositionary device, to relate incidents, not thoughts Thoughts, when they are presented, do not go deeper thanI want to go to America and become rich and famous I only think about you I love you Grandmother is what they ll say to me, and I ll sayI m confused as to the point was this emotional vapidity the point Were we supposed to sympathize with any of these characters Unfortunately, I didn t I wanted to wring their collective neck so that the monologue could come to a stop I d spare Nilgun who seemed like a decent character, perhaps because she didn t have a perspective, but view spoiler Pamuk took care of her himself in a totally ridiculous, contrived, unwanted, manipulative sequence hide spoiler.There must be something wrong with Turkish men As represented by Pamuk, they don t seem to be able to mature into thinking adults They fall in love at the drop of a hat, think that violence and doing things that their true love doesn t want to shows manliness and their love, because what does a woman know anyway There isn t a contrast either No matter the economic background, no matter the political and religious affiliation, this is how all men behave Again, is this the point The immaturity that s somehow symbolically linked to Turkey I know it s not in Snow we re supposed to sympathize with the character and I don t think Ka personifies Turkey, at least, I hope not There are some interesting issues raised, about politics, about religion Nilgun is a commie and Hasan is a nationalist, Fatma s entire family is godless but tolerant, she alone is godly and thus intolerant But this never becomesthan background noise There s a plot point circumstantially linked to politics, but it s still not explored in any in depth fashion Depth was a problem I had with Snow as well Is this a problem of the translation Does it read better in the original Turkish Because as it is, it s a complete waste of good trees It s also disheartening, because from Silent House to Snow, I don t see Pamuk getting better I will hold out judgment until I read My Name is Red, but so far my foray into Pamuk oeuvre isn t very promising


  6. Gearóid Gearóid says:

    When I first started reading Orhan Pamuk s books I really struggledand ended up abandoning Snow and My Name Is Read It just seemed to complex and I couldn t follow at all really.But after reading Museum Of Innocence I really enjoyed this bookand started to feel I was understanding this great writers work.Now I have finished Silent House.which I really loved Now I really do want to go back and read his books that i have abandoned.Silent House just captivated me The characters were really When I first started reading Orhan Pamuk s books I really struggledand ended up abandoning Snow and My Name Is Read It just seemed to complex and I couldn t follow at all really.But after reading Museum Of Innocence I really enjoyed this bookand started to feel I was understanding this great writers work.Now I have finished Silent House.which I really loved Now I really do want to go back and read his books that i have abandoned.Silent House just captivated me The characters were really interestingand each chapter was in the voice of a different character.At the end of I wanted to know evenabout Turkey and Istanbuland I think reading Organs books is a great way to do that I will go back and read Snow and My Name Is Red and his other workswith no fear of abandoning them..LolAlso I really need to visit Istanbul soon


  7. Inna Inna says:

    The book was almost painful to read A clash between the westernized intelligentsia and the nationalist poor, accompanied by sexual tensions, ends up in violence and death Everybody wishes well, but everybody hurts everybody else And upstairs stays a vicious traditionalist ninety years old grandmother who rejects everything and everybody.


  8. Lisa Lisa says:

    I don t know why I waited so long to revisit Orhan Pamuk Both My Name is Red and Snow have stayed with me for many years The conflicts of an extended family in Silent House mirror the political and social world of 1980 Turkey Pamuk is especially brilliant at capturing the self destructive psyche of the male cousins A terrifying and sad novel.


  9. Lisabet Sarai Lisabet Sarai says:

    I spent several weeks reading Orhan Pamuk s Silent House Pamuk s books are dense and difficult, but well worth the effort, if one measures this by those aha moments occasionally triggered by great literature.Silent House is Pamuk s second novel, first published in 1983 On the surface, it s the story of a single family In her second floor room, in the old house in a seaside village where she has spent her adult life, a frail ninety year old widow awaits the annual visit of her three grandch I spent several weeks reading Orhan Pamuk s Silent House Pamuk s books are dense and difficult, but well worth the effort, if one measures this by those aha moments occasionally triggered by great literature.Silent House is Pamuk s second novel, first published in 1983 On the surface, it s the story of a single family In her second floor room, in the old house in a seaside village where she has spent her adult life, a frail ninety year old widow awaits the annual visit of her three grandchildren overweight, alcoholic Faruk, a professor obsessed with history his stylish, left leaning younger sister Nilg n and materialistic, self absorbed college student Metin, who is saving his money to go to America and become a captain of industry The dwarf Recep, now a faithful servant to the grandmother, is in fact her husband s illegitimate son, crippled due to her treatment of him as a child Teen aged Hasan is the son of Recep s bastard brother and a member of a thuggish nationalist gang The overall mood is one of dissatisfaction, bitterness and decay.Each chapter is an intimate, in many cases disturbing, peek into the mind of one of the characters grandmother Fatma, Faruk, Recep, Metin and Hasan but not, interestingly, Nilg n These first person narratives come close to stream of consciousness They portray the ebb and flow of emotion, the irrationality of thought, the occasionally overwhelming physical sensation The effect in each case is one of intense isolation, which becomesoppressive as the book proceeds towards its shocking and violent conclusion.I particularly appreciated the depiction of Fatma s inner life She is not suffering from dementia, but she experiences the objects in her environment and especially the passage of time in an almost hallucinatory manner I found her mental wanderings totally convincing It s plausible to me that when one reaches such an advanced age, so called reality might begin to waver.However, these distinctive, vivid characters are not the author s deepest concern Fundamentally, I believe, Silent House is a book about perception, memory and history The book was published on the eve of a nationalist coup I don t know enough about Turkish history to appreciate the specific references, but the messages areuniversal Pamuk s characters share a loss of connection to the past, a distrust of the present, and a sense of inferiority that leads them to actions they know are wrong, but which they cannot resist.I was surprised that this author s early work shows none of the typical optimism of youth Silent House turned out to be far darker than I expected More than once I considered putting the book down without finishing it I m glad I didn t yield to my discomfort That s part of the point of this novel


  10. Nick Nick says:

    Silent House is an early novel by Nobel recipient Orhan Pamuk Compared to hisfamous work, it isstraightforward than My Name is Red , which harnesses its setting in early Ottoman Istanbul and its self conscious virtuosity to a mystery that rarely seems to be the novelist s focus Silent House shares the historical setting of The Museum of Innocence , the politically riven Turkey of the eighties Nationalism is on the rise, and an Army coup is around the corner But unlike The Silent House is an early novel by Nobel recipient Orhan Pamuk Compared to hisfamous work, it isstraightforward than My Name is Red , which harnesses its setting in early Ottoman Istanbul and its self conscious virtuosity to a mystery that rarely seems to be the novelist s focus Silent House shares the historical setting of The Museum of Innocence , the politically riven Turkey of the eighties Nationalism is on the rise, and an Army coup is around the corner But unlike The Museum of Innocence , Silent House is not narrated by a single obsessive voice, which gives the later novel an often claustrophobic atmosphere It actually does not take place in Istanbul but instead in a small beach community on the Bosphorus to which the patriarch of the family had retreated after political disappointment to write the encyclopedia that he believes would change Turkey By the time of the novel, he is long dead and his writing long destroyed, although he is still vivid in the memories of his ninety year old widow The other narrators are his progeny from the widow, two grandchildren the failed historian Faruk and the youthful Metin, the latter envious of the wealthier and smoother children of the elite who he tries to match in sophistication, with disastrous results Then there are Recep, the patriarch s son by his mistress, who serves the widow in her decaying house, and Hasan, a grandson who, frustrated and grasping for hope, falls in with the nationalists, trying and failing to impress them This is, broadly speaking, a battle between those who favored modernizing Turkey although without Ataturk s skill or vision and those who insist on trying to recreate an imperial and religion centered past But Pamuk does not take sides his at times scornful, at times sorrowful, criticism is aimed at the delusional patriarch and Meten, whose yearning for money and partying is the fruit of a powerful insecurity over status In truth, Meten resembles Hasan, which does not prevent him from treating his poorer cousin shamefully they are young men adrift in a society that is growingsecular and money driven, both knowing in their hearts that they will be left behind, and both transmuting that anxiety into obsession over an unreachable girl The widow,religious than her late husband, spends her time talking back to her dead husband as she never could in life, obsessing over the sins of her living and dead family members, and accusing Recep who has the fewest discernible flaws of any of the narrators of various kinds of betrayal The treatment of Hasan is not unsympathetic with its careful exploration of the frustrations that drive him, but in the end he destroys what he says he loves and flees without conscience Pamuk s unsparing view of Turkish society of the time finds both nationalism and modernism bankrupt, cloaks that allow the narrators to continue their self deceptions Even Recep, the only one who can be said to produce his best efforts, fails Silent House also caused me, though, to think back about one issue that bothered me greatly about The Museum of Innocence the passivity of the female characters In The Museum of Innocence , the female characters accepted their fate at least until the conclusion and even then, the woman who is the object of the narrator s destructive obsession acts as though she has no choices In The Silent House , two women are assaulted One continues to ride around in a car with her attacker and dismisses the importance of the incident the other refuses to seek medical attention That this minimization of violence in The Silent House and the lack of agency that marks the women in both novels is likely part of Pamuk s critique of Turkish society But it does not help his case that we spend so much time understanding men who act childishly and in the end destructively and so little among the injured women


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