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The Resource Orhan Pamuk and the good of world literature, Gloria Fisk

Orhan Pamuk and the good of world literature, Gloria Fisk

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Orhan Pamuk and the good of world literature
Title
Orhan Pamuk and the good of world literature
Statement of responsibility
Gloria Fisk
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When Orhan Pamuk won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2006, he was honored as a builder of bridges across a dangerous chasm. By rendering his Turkish characters and settings familiar where they would otherwise seem troublingly foreign, and by speaking freely against his authoritarian state, he demonstrated a variety of literary greatness that testified also to the good literature can do in the world. Gloria Fisk challenges this standard for canonization as "world literature" by showing how poorly it applies to Pamuk. Reading the Turkish novelist as a case study in the ways Western readers expand their reach, Fisk traces the terms of his engagement with a literary market dominated by the tastes of its Anglophone publics, who received him as a balm for their anxieties about Islamic terrorism and the stratifications of global capitalism. Fisk reads Pamuk's post-9/11 novels as they circulated through this audience, as rich in cultural capital as it is far-flung, in the American English that is global capital's lingua franca. She launches a polemic against Anglophone readers' instrumental use of literature as a source of crosscultural understanding, contending that this pervasive way of reading across all manner of borders limits the globality it announces, because it serves the interests of the Western cultural and educational institutions that produce it. Orhan Pamuk and the Good of World Literature proposes a new way to think about the uneven processes of translation, circulation, and judgment that carry contemporary literature to its readers, wherever they live
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fisk, Gloria
Dewey number
894/.3533
Index
index present
LC call number
PL248.P34
LC item number
Z69 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Literature now
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Pamuk, Orhan
  • Pamuk, Orhan
  • Literature
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Literature
Label
Orhan Pamuk and the good of world literature, Gloria Fisk
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Slippery Words: Orhan Pamuk, Good, and World Literature -- What Good Can a Novel Do? A Novel Can Teach You About Other People -- A Novel Can Teach You About Other People's History -- What Good Can a Novelist Do? Orhan Pamuk as Political Gadfly: "The Armenian Issue" -- Orhan Pamuk as Exile: Pamuk and Auerbach in Istanbul -- Orhan Pamuk Wins the Nobel Prize: The Cases of Orhan Pamuk and Mo Yan -- What Good Can World Literature Do? -- World Literature as an Artifact of the University in the United States: The Part About the Critics
Control code
ocn992438087
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 265 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231544825
Lccn
2017031073
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1xcnnbx
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)992438087
Label
Orhan Pamuk and the good of world literature, Gloria Fisk
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Slippery Words: Orhan Pamuk, Good, and World Literature -- What Good Can a Novel Do? A Novel Can Teach You About Other People -- A Novel Can Teach You About Other People's History -- What Good Can a Novelist Do? Orhan Pamuk as Political Gadfly: "The Armenian Issue" -- Orhan Pamuk as Exile: Pamuk and Auerbach in Istanbul -- Orhan Pamuk Wins the Nobel Prize: The Cases of Orhan Pamuk and Mo Yan -- What Good Can World Literature Do? -- World Literature as an Artifact of the University in the United States: The Part About the Critics
Control code
ocn992438087
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 265 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231544825
Lccn
2017031073
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1xcnnbx
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)992438087

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