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Benim Adım Kırmızı’da Doğu İle Batı, Geçmiş İle Günümüz Arasında Diyalog Arayışları = A Search for Dialogue in Relations between the East and the West, the Past and the Present in My Name Is Red

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Author(s): Özlem UZUNDEMİR

Journal: Dogus University Journal
ISSN 1302-6739

Issue: 3;
Start page: 112;
Date: 2001;
Original page

Keywords: Metafiction | East_West dilemma | Orhan Pamuk

ABSTRACT
Orhan Pamuk’s latest novel Benim Adım Kırmzı (My Name is Red) is a historical, detective and love story concerning the 16th century Ottoman nakkaş (a general term for painters, illuminators and miniaturists in Islamic art). In this novel, Pamuk intends to build up a dialogue between the 16th century Ottoman artists and the 20th century Turkish reader. The writer desires to construct a second type of dialogue, which is between the East and the West, through the novel’s postmodern metafictional form. The aim of this paper is to analyze how Pamuk introduces the art of the East by using the technique of the West. To achieve this aim, first the discussion among the nakkaş on stylistic differences in Western and Eastern art will be examined, then the structure of the novel will be scrutinized.

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