FIND A WALK
About the Orhan Pamuk's Istanbul Walk in Istanbul
“I've never left Istanbul, never left the houses, streets and neighborhoods of my childhood."
For many, Turkish Nobel Laureate Orhan Pamuk's vision of Istanbul as a society at a crossroads between westernization and tradition defines this city. It is fitting, therefore, that Pamuk and his works provide a unique lens with which to understand Istanbul. Focusing on the affluent Nisantasi neighborhood where Pamuk grew up, and which figures in many of his novels, this three-hour walking tour takes us deep into Pamuk's magical city and prompts us to ponder the intriguing interplays between reality and fiction.
We will begin with an overview of Pamuk and his work, tracing his biography and covering key elements of his contributions to world literature. In order to discuss his idea of Istanbul, we'll look directly at how the city itself acts as a character in his novels and how he has reinvented it for modern Turks, sometimes controversially.
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- Duration: 3 hours
- Category: Orientation
- Group: TRY150 per person
- Private: TRY575 per party
- Venues Visited
- Museum of Innocence