Orhan Pamuk

An interview today of Turkish novelist Orhan Pamuk confirms something I'd already inferred from his novels and other scraps of information about him. I think he has the verbal facility and the imagination to become a very good novelist, much better than he has been up to now, but that he probably won't. He appears too satisfied with the way he is. And since he receives praises and prizes, why not? Of course, I can't demand that Pamuk write the kind of novel I think should be written. I'll just have to do that myself, or at least try.

Interview of Orhan Pamuk
My notes on White Castle, My Name is Red, two novels by Orhan Pamuk

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