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Or are English publishers and audiences indulging in a bit of Orientalism? I understand the need to change covers and titles for different markets, and of course sometimes the subject matter dictates the cover.

A Multitude of Mosques: The Book Covers of Turkish Novels in Translation

Men come to the tent alone as ordered and enter through the east door of the tent to see the most beautiful girl, La Belle Annabelle. The book was received with great interest and acclaim by critics eafak readers alike, being an instant bestseller.

You basically need to read the entire novel to understand the chronologies of the event and their connections. As I mabrem to read, I realised that a pomegranate on the cover really makes more sense.

Mar 16, Bramha Raju rated it really liked it.

She starts eating like crazy again. Every aspect of life is microscopically looked at. The sxfak topic of the novel is what its title implies, meaning it is about people gazing, seeing, being seen, watching without really seeing. About differences and the human condition when it comes to dealing with the differences. Dec 14, Rima added it. We can excuse the use of Ottoman dress and Iznik tiles on My Name is Redfor example, given that the story revolves around miniaturist painters who served in the sixteenth-century Ottoman court.


After discovering the young man’s portrait, Eelif and the nurse abandon the beautiful girl in favor of the ugly boy. BC, the dwarf annoyed me a lot. Sep 13, Philippa rated it really liked it Shelves: Soon after B-C and the narrator meet, they become lovers and live together. I thought after reading Black Milk but then I started reading The Gaze and I don’t know how to explain the beauty and art this book holds.

I had heard about the author and already had two of her books satak my tbr.

Certainly not a light read but worth it. The most challenging parts of this great novel for me were the parts that I had to put the book down and take a deep breath and remind myself that this is a story, real life is even worse. This book was beautifully written, and I’m really hoping this writing style is consistent in Elif’s other books as this was the first of hers I have read after seeing her give a talk at my university for International Women’s Day.

Andin the blink of an eye, I I’ve read this book during almost two months. The way people looked at her made her so uncomfortable that she would eat even more and become even fatter.

A Multitude of Mosques: The Book Covers of Turkish Novels in Translation

So many characters all together were too confusing. The novel has opened up a vivid debate in Turkey about family, love, freedom, redemption and the construct of masculinity. Andin the blink of an eye, I’ve found myself surrounded by the characters’ eyes ,staring at me and laughing at my naive facesuddenlythey started to shout together on the top of their voices: This is where it all Off late I have been reading books about issues.


Women leave the tent in fear and misery, as they are scared of what they see. Books by Elif Shafak.

Survival Taxi Turkish August 3, Shafak blends Western and Eastern traditions of storytelling, bringing out the myriad stories of women, minorities, immigrants, subcultures, youth and global souls.

Learn how and when to remove these template messages. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Although I admit I’ve found the language irksome at times—probably because of the translation—and got bored with it, I recommend this book.

Ssfak favorite novels from Elif Shafak are still: The novel, which tells the story of an Armenian and a Turkish family through the eyes of women, brought Shafak under prosecution but the charges were ultimately dismissed.

They’re about the business of gazing in Siberia and Pera with 3 main characters: Although, pessimistic at parts the novel remained mystic and truthful overall.

The Gaze is unlike anything I have read before. It is composed of three stories, set in three different times, all exploring the subject of body image and desirability. The narrative is fragmented into separate stories that delve into the gaze concept, focusing on characters with unique mythic circumstances that revolve around seeing and being seen—how a passive act such as seeing can alter our perception and understanding of those around us, and, more importantly, of ourselves.

Retrieved from ” https: As she decides not to take care of the beautiful baby, her husband Monsieur de Marelle hires a wet nurse to take care of her.