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Book Title: Az építészinas|
Date of issue: 2015
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The author of the book: Elif Shafak
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Read full description of the books Az építészinas:A modern Seherezádé, a legnépszerűbb török írónő legújabb története – egy kisfiúról, aki tizenkét évesen elefánthajcsárnak kerül a híres és hírhedt Hürrem szultána udvarába.
"- Mondd meg nekem, mi lenne a megfelelő ajándék egy olyan embernek, akinek mindene megvan?
– Egy elefánt, nagyságos uram. A Föld legnagyobb állata."
A helyszín Isztambul, az időpont a tizenhatodik század. Tizenéves potyautas érkezik hajón a városba, különleges ajándékot hoz Szulejmán szultánnak. A kisfiúnak nincs senkije és semmije, csak Csota, a ritka és értékes fehér elefánt, amelyet a szeráj, vagyis a palota állatkertjébe szántak. Így kezdődik a kis Dzsihán eposzi léptékű története, amelynek során egyszerű szolgából a szultáni udvar előkelőségei közé emelkedik. Megismerkedik ármánykodó udvaroncokkal és hamis barátokkal, vándorcigányokkal, állatszelídítőkkel és a gyönyörű, pajkos Mihrimah hercegnővel. Csota hátán eljut az Oszmán Birodalom legtávolabbi sarkaiba, és ott lesz Szigetvár ostrománál.
Egy napon felfigyel rá a szultán főépítésze, Szinán mester, és ez a véletlen találkozás nagyot fordít Dzsihán sorsán.
Az építészinas színpompás kaleidoszkóp, benne vannak az Oszmán Birodalom illatai, hangjai, csodái és mindenféle lakói abból az időből, amikor a nyüzsgő Isztambul volt a világ közepe. Elif Shafak lebilincselő, egzotikus meséje rabul ejti az Olvasót, és nem ereszti el a legutolsó oldalig.
Read information about the authorElif Shafak was born in Strasbourg, France, in 1971. She is an award-winning novelist and the most widely read woman writer in Turkey. Critics have named her as “one of the most distinctive voices in contemporary Turkish and world literature”. Her books have been translated into more than 40 languages and she was awarded the honorary distinction of Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters.
Shafak has published thirteen books, nine of which are novels. She writes fiction in both Turkish and English. Shafak blends Western and Eastern traditions of storytelling, bringing out the myriad stories of women, minorities, immigrants, subcultures, youth and global souls. Her work draws on diverse cultures and literary traditions, as well as deep interest in history, philosophy, Sufism, oral culture, and cultural politics. Shafak’s writing breaks down categories, clichés, and cultural ghettoes. She also has a keen eye for black humor.
Shafak's first novel, Pinhan (The Mystic) was awarded the "Rumi Prize" in 1998, which is given to the best work in mystical literature in Turkey. Her second novel, Şehrin Aynaları (Mirrors of the City), brings together Jewish and Islamic mysticism against a historical setting in the 17th century Mediterranean. Shafak greatly increased her readership with her novel Mahrem (The Gaze), which earned her the "Best Novel-Turkish Writers' Union Prize" in 2000. Her next novel, Bit Palas (The Flea Palace), has been a bestseller in Turkey and was shortlisted for the Independent Best Fiction Award.
Shafak' wrote her next novel in English. The Saint of Incipient Insanities was published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Her second novel written in English is The Bastard of Istanbul, which was the bestselling book of 2006 in Turkey and was longlisted for the Orange prize. 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.
Following the birth of her daughter in 2006 she suffered from post-natal depression, an experience she addressed in her first autobiographical book, Black Milk. In this book Shafak explored the beauties and difficulties of being a writer and a mother. The book was received with great interest and acclaim by critics and readers alike, being an instant bestseller.
Shafak's next novel focused on Love and love –East & West, past & present, spiritual & mundane, all in the light of Rumi and Shams of Tabriz. The Forty Rules of Love sold over 750 k copies, becoming an all time best-seller in Turkey and in France awarded with the Prix ALEF - Mention Spéciale Littérature Etrangère. It is also nominated for 2012 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award.
Her latest novel published in English, Iskender (Honour), has topped the best-seller lists and has been acclaimed by both critics and readers of various ages and backgrounds. The novel has opened up a vivid debate in Turkey about family, love, freedom, redemption and the construct of masculinity. It is the winner of the 2013 Prix Relay des voyageurs in France; nominated for 2012 Man Asian Literary Prize, 2013 Women’s Prize for Fiction and 2014 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award.
Her most recent novel Ustam ve Ben (2013 December) revolves around the life of Mimar Sinan, the most famous Ottoman architect and opens up important debates on power, creativity, artistic freedom and bigotry.
Besides writing fiction, Shafak is an active political commentator, columnist and public speaker. She is a regular contributor to major newspapers in Turkey and has been featured in major newspapers and periodicals, including The Guardian, The New York Times, The Independent, and The World Post/Huffington Post. She has taught at various universities in Turkey, UK and USA. Having graduated from the program in International Relations at Middle East Technical University, she holds a Masters degree in Gender and Women's Studies and a Ph.D. in Politic
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