The Naive and the Sentimental Novelist

He takes us through his own literary journey and the beloved novels of his youth to describe the singular experience of reading. Unique, nuanced, and passionate, this book will be beloved by readers and writers alike.

Author: Orhan Pamuk

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780307745255

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 208

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From the Nobel Prize-winning novelist, an inspired, thoughtful, and deeply personal book about reading and writing novels. In this fascinating set of essays, based on the talks he delivered at Harvard University as part of the distinguished Norton Lecture series, Pamuk presents a comprehensive and provocative theory of the novel and the experience of reading. Drawing on Friedrich Schiller’s famous distinction between “naïve” writers—those who write spontaneously—and “sentimental” writers—those who are reflective and aware—Pamuk reveals two unique ways of processing and composing the written word. He takes us through his own literary journey and the beloved novels of his youth to describe the singular experience of reading. Unique, nuanced, and passionate, this book will be beloved by readers and writers alike.

The Center

A Vintage Shorts selection. Taking us through his journey as a novelist and as a reader, Nobel Prize-winner Orhan Pamuk explores, with extraordinary insight, what constitutes what he calls “the center” of a work of fiction.

Author: Orhan Pamuk

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780593082287

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 24

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A Vintage Shorts selection. Taking us through his journey as a novelist and as a reader, Nobel Prize-winner Orhan Pamuk explores, with extraordinary insight, what constitutes what he calls “the center” of a work of fiction. Looking to works by writers as varied as Herman Melville and Virginia Woolf among many others, Pamuk examines the deeper reaches that emerge when we, as writers and readers, suspend our judgments and search for meaning inside the pages of a book, encouraging us all to do the same. An ebook short.

The Naive and Sentimental Lover

Told with le Carré's lacerating wit and penetrating observation, The Naive and Sentimental Lover is an acerbic satire of middle-class hypocrisies. 'Le Carré is the equal of any novelist now writing' Guardian

Author: John le Carré

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780241322451

Category: Fiction

Page: 544

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'Splendid ... le Carré shows how endowed he is with the gift of storytelling' The Times Aldo Cassidy is a cautious man. He has a pleasant family, drives a safe, expensive car and wears luxurious clothes. But his soothing existence is upended when he meets Shamus and Helen - a dazzling, bohemian couple who are everything he is not. As he is drawn into their reckless and unpredictable orbit, all that Cassidy thought he understood about his orderly life begins to unravel. Told with le Carré's lacerating wit and penetrating observation, The Naive and Sentimental Lover is an acerbic satire of middle-class hypocrisies. 'Le Carré is the equal of any novelist now writing' Guardian

Understanding John Le Carr

CHAPTER SIX Interlude The Naive and Sentimental Lover The ugly critical
reception that The Naive and Sentimental Lover received when it was published
in 1971 does not need extensive examination , and neither does the novel ,
although ...

Author: John L. Cobbs

Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press

ISBN: 1570031681

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 297

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John Cobbs establishes that contemporary English novelist John le Carre's fiction transcends the genre of espionage, and that le Carre is preeminently a social commentator who writes novels of manners. Cobbs analyzes each of le Carre's novels and offers a biographical sketch, describing le Carre's often overlooked academic success and reputation as a once member of British Intelligence.

Approaches to Teaching the Works of Orhan Pamuk

Pamuk begins and ends The Naive and the Sentimental Novelist with Tolstoy: “
Let me give another example, again from Tolstoy, which deals with the act of
gazing out a window and shows how one can enter the landscape of a novel
while ...

Author: Sevinç Türkkan

Publisher: Modern Language Association

ISBN: 9781603293204

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 247

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Winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2006, Orhan Pamuk is Turkey's preeminent novelist and an internationally recognized figure of letters. Influenced by both Turkish and European literature, his works interrogate problems of modernity and of East and West in the Turkish context and incorporate the Ottoman legacy linguistically and thematically. The stylistic and thematic aspects of his novels, his intriguing use of intertextual elements, and his characters' metatextual commentaries make his work rewarding in courses on world literature and on the postmodern novel. Pamuk's nonfiction writings extend his themes of memory, loss, personal and political histories, and the craft of the novel. Part 1, "Materials," provides biographical background and introduces instructors to translations and critical scholarship that will elucidate Pamuk's works. In part 2, "Approaches," essays cover topics that support teachers in a range of classrooms, including Pamuk's use of the Turkish language, the political background to Pamuk's novels, the politics of translation and aesthetics, and Pamuk's works as world literature.

Men At War

Thirdly, adds the novelist Orhan Pamuk in The Naïve and the Sentimental
Novelist, (his Norton Lectures at Harvard in 2009) the primary factor that makes a
novel is the idea of a 'centre' (Pamuk, 2010, 26). Its characters may indeed be ...

Author: Christopher Coker

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190257484

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 325

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Since Achilles first stormed into our imagination, literature has introduced its readers to truly unforgettable martial characters. In Men at War, Christopher Coker discusses some of the most famous of these fictional creations and their impact on our understanding of war and masculinity. Grouped into five archetypes-warriors, heroes, villains, survivors and victims-these characters range across 3000 years of history, through epic poems, the modern novel and one of the twentieth century's most famous film scripts. Great authors like Homer and Tolstoy show us aspects of reality invisible except through a literary lens, while fictional characters such as Achilles and Falstaff, Robert Jordan and Jack Aubrey, are not just larger than life; they are life's largeness-and this is why we seek them out. Although the Greeks knew that the lovers, wives and mothers of soldiers are the chief victims of battle, for the combatants, war is a masculine pursuit. Each of Coker's chapters explores what fiction tells us about war's appeal to young men and the way it makes- and breaks-them. The existential appeal of war too is perhaps best conveyed in fictional accounts, and these too are scrutinized by the author.

What Our Minds Do When We Read Novels

Anyone who has known the pleasure of becoming immersed in a novel will enjoy, and learn from, this perceptive essay by one of the modern masters of the art.

Author: Orhan Pamuk

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780857960368

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 120

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What happens within us when we read a novel? And how does a novel create its unique effects, so distinct from those of a painting, a film, or a poem? Anyone who has known the pleasure of becoming immersed in a novel will enjoy, and learn from, this perceptive essay by one of the modern masters of the art. In this inspired, thoughtful, deeply personal essay, from his Charles Eliot Norton lecture series collected as The Naive and the Sentimental Novelist, Orhan Pamuk takes us into the worlds of the writer and the reader, revealing their intimate connections. 'He writes with an effortless authority, and deeply literate sophistications.' Peter Craven, The Age

What Our Minds Do When We Read Novels Penguin Special

Anyone who has known the pleasure of becoming immersed in a novel will enjoy, and learn from, this perceptive essay by one of the modern masters of the art.

Author: Orhan Pamuk

Publisher: Penguin Group Australia

ISBN: 9781742538488

Category: Literary Criticism

Page:

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What happens within us when we read a novel? And how does a novel create its unique effects, so distinct from those of a painting, a film, or a poem? Anyone who has known the pleasure of becoming immersed in a novel will enjoy, and learn from, this perceptive essay by one of the modern masters of the art. In this inspired, thoughtful, deeply personal essay, from his Charles Eliot Norton lecture series collected as The Naive and the Sentimental Novelist, Orhan Pamuk takes us into the worlds of the writer and the reader, revealing their intimate connections. 'He writes with an effortless authority, and deeply literate sophistications.' Peter Craven, The Age

Reading and the Reader

... founding sources. In The Naïve and Sentimental Novelist (2011) Orhan Pamuk
offers the belief that even as they go along in time as horizontal linear narratives,
novels have hidden within their architecture a secret inner centre, a hiddenly ...

Author: Philip Davis

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191506178

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 160

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The Literary Agenda is a series of short polemical monographs about the importance of literature and of reading in the wider world and about the state of literary education inside schools and universities. The category of 'the literary' has always been contentious. What is clear, however, is how increasingly it is dismissed or is unrecognised as a way of thinking or an arena for thought. It is sceptically challenged from within, for example, by the sometimes rival claims of cultural history, contextualized explanation, or media studies. It is shaken from without by even greater pressures: by economic exigency and the severe social attitudes that can follow from it; by technological change that may leave the traditional forms of serious human communication looking merely antiquated. For just these reasons this is the right time for renewal, to start reinvigorated work into the meaning and value of literary reading. Reading and the Reader offers a defence of reading serious literature, where reading offers a place for inner contemplation, emotion, imagination, and thought-experiment through the energising booster-rocket of literature. It is argued that literature creates a holding-ground in which a dense sense of experience is registered. Such a place is vital to human well-being in the following respects: in sustaining the ability to use and not just suffer one's experience; to be able to think one's thoughts, even those that are customarily unadmitted or felt as anomalous or unworthy; to find room for a realm of speculation in between religions and secularization, in between literature and life. Reading and the Reader, one of the first volumes in the Literary Agenda series, exists to defend the value of reading, to narrow the gaps between the way writers and readers think, to bring literary thinking into the ordinary thinking of the world - especially at a time when the arts and humanities are under some threat. Literature is useful in terms of deep human needs. It offers a form of time-travel - across ages, countries, different minds - that provides alternatives to any conventional worldview.

Harper s

Nobel Prize - winning Turkish novelist Orhan Pamuk dissects what happens
when we read a novel . Making a distinction between naïve novelists , ' unaware '
of the novel's artificiality , and ' sentimental ' novelists ( and readers ) at the ...

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ISBN: UCI:31970031834143

Category: Periodicals

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The Cambridge History of the American Novel

Educators warned that readers would form dangerous illusions about reality by
reading novels. The popular success of sentimental novels contributed to a
perception of the novel as a primarily female genre. Literary activities by gentry-
elites ...

Author: Leonard Cassuto

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521899079

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 1244

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An authoritative and lively account of the development of the genre, by leading experts in the field.

The Special Branch

... a detective novel featuring George Smiley , and The Naive and Sentimental
Lover ( 1972 ) , a regular novel contrasting the worlds of the bourgeois and the
artist . LeCarré connects himself with the established traditions of the English spy
 ...

Author: LeRoy Panek

Publisher: Popular Press

ISBN: 0879721782

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

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The author has chosen seventeen of the most important or representative British spy novelists to write about. He presents some basic literary analysis and criticism, trying both to place them in historical perspective and to describe and analyze the content and form of their fiction.

Sentimental Fabulations Contemporary Chinese Films

Friedrich Schiller, On Naïve and Sentimental Poetry (1795–96), trans. ... of
sentimentalism in British writings, see Markman Ellis, The Politics of Sensibility:
Race, Commerce and the Sentimental Novel (Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1996).

Author: Rey Chow

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231508193

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 304

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What is the sentimental? How can we understand it by way of the visual and narrative modes of signification specific to cinema and through the manners of social interaction and collective imagining specific to a particular culture in transition? What can the sentimental tell us about the precarious foundations of human coexistence in this age of globalization? Rey Chow explores these questions through nine contemporary Chinese directors (Chen Kaige, Wong Kar-wai, Zhang Yimou, Ann Hui, Peter Chan, Wayne Wang, Ang Lee, Li Yang, and Tsai Ming-liang) whose accomplishments have become historic events in world cinema. Approaching their works from multiple perspectives, including the question of origins, nostalgia, the everyday, feminine "psychic interiority," commodification, biopolitics, migration, education, homosexuality, kinship, and incest, and concluding with an account of the Chinese films' epistemic affinity with the Hollywood blockbuster Brokeback Mountain, Chow proposes that the sentimental is a discursive constellation traversing affect, time, identity, and social mores, a constellation whose contours tends to morph under different historical circumstances and in different genres and media. In contemporary Chinese films, she argues, the sentimental consistently takes the form not of revolution but of compromise, not of radical departure but of moderation, endurance, and accommodation. By naming these films sentimental fabulations screen artifacts of cultural becoming with irreducible aesthetic, conceptual, and speculative logics of their own Chow presents Chinese cinema first and foremost as an invitation to the pleasures and challenges of critical thinking.

Poetics of Love in the Arabic Novel

novel, the eternally insoluble question of power, further emphasises this sense of
timelessness. ... endings may be part of the ploy to transform romance into novel,
to transcend the universe of 'naïve and sentimental' romantic fantasy and enter ...

Author: Wen-chin Ouyang

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748655076

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 304

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Considers the Arabic novel within the triangle of the nation-state, modernity and tradition.The novel is now a major genre in the Arabic literary field; this book explores the development of the novel, especially the ways in which the genre engages with a

The Jane Austen Handbook

The novel was published in December 1815 ( though the title page bore the date
1816 ) and received generally good ... of the Gothic and sentimental novels
popular in her time as well as a coming - ofage story of the naïve but lovable
heroine ...

Author: Margaret C. Sullivan

Publisher: Quirk Books

ISBN: 1594741719

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

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A Jane Austen companion offers a guide to daily life in Regency England, providing guidance on graceful living, love among the social classes, dress, and the practicalities of everyday life.

John Le Carr

Three years after A Small Town in Germany le Carré published The Naive and
Sentimental Lover , his one novel to date that is completely divorced from the
conventions of mystery and spy fiction . The Naive and Sentimental Lover has its
 ...

Author: Peter Elfed Lewis

Publisher: Frederick Ungar

ISBN: 0804422435

Category: Espionage in literature

Page: 228

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Veils of Irony

22 It borrows the means of the sentimental novel in order to argue against its
effect , using the same stock ingredients , virtually to ... letters within letters that
function as images of the naive first - person narration of a typical sentimental
novel .

Author: Anna Udden

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105110147035

Category: English fiction

Page: 187

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Includes abstract.

Jane Austen Cover to Cover

It is an affectionately comic parody of the Gothic and sentimental novels
popularin her time as well as a coming-of-age story of the naive but lowable
heroine, Catherine Morland. Catherine is not a typical heroine: she is not a
prodigy, nor is she ...

Author: Margaret C. Sullivan

Publisher: Quirk Books

ISBN: 9781594747366

Category: Design

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Jane Austen never goes out of style. Since the first publication of her six novels in the 19th century, she has delighted generations of fans with classic stories that have never changed—and countless covers that have. Jane Austen Cover to Cover compiles two centuries of design showcasing one of the world’s most beloved and celebrated novelists. With over 200 images, plus historical commentary, Austen trivia, and a little bit of wit, this fascinating and visually intriguing look back is a must for Janeites, design enthusiasts, and book lovers of every age.

The English Novel Smollett to Austen

The ' knowingness that Coleridge speaks of may be peculiar to Yorick among
sentimental heroes , but it is a common feature of the third - person narrative
voice in sentimental novels . Even in its naive or clichéd forms , the sentimental
novel ...

Author: Richard W. F. Kroll

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: 0582099684

Category: Literary Criticism

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The essays on the English novel included in this compilation are generally regarded as being notable and the editor emphasises their role and relevance in the ongoing debate surrounding the origins of the novel.