Orhan Pamuk, Part I

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museum-innocence.jpgThe Museum of Innocence (Knopf)
Infidelity and adultery are two of the great subjects of the novel tradition — think of Anna Karenina or Madam Bovary. In this conversation, Turkish Nobel Prize winner Orhan Pamuk discusses his own stunning contribution to this tradition. The concern about virginity at the time of marriage — a concern still vital in 1970's Istanbul,  where the book is set — allows for a novel in which virtue and vice are paramount. (Listen to Part II.)

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