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Orhan Pamuk [electronic resource]

DR TV (Television station : Copenhagen, Denmark)
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Refuting any connection with overt political goals, Turkish novelist and Nobel Laureate Orhan Pamuk aims to create stories "as a child, not knowing where I am going next." Yet few writers in the Islamic world are more closely associated with political strife or have sparked as much street-level anger. This program features an interview with the world-renowned author in his Istanbul office, bringing to light his insights into art, oppression, and the interaction between East and West. Subjects include the role of storytelling in shaping human values, Pamuk's depiction of Islamic teenagers in the novel Snow, and his reaction to Don DeLillo's assertions about the relevance of violence and terror.
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29 min.
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on Nov. 06, 2009.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
The Word and the Bomb: Writing in the Age of Terror
Word and the bomb
  • Istanbul: Modernity and Tradition (1:42)
  • Conflicts in Turkey (0:59)
  • Turkey's Harsh Reality (1:35)
  • East-West Question (1:07)
  • View of Western Culture (0:59)
  • Orhan Pamuk: Nobel Prize (0:58)
  • Turkish Identity (1:01)
  • Orhan Pamuk's Fiction (1:12)
  • Author as Political Figure (1:08)
  • Political Power of Literature (1:55)
  • America's Reaction to Novel (1:38)
  • Book Burning (1:37)
  • Author Under Police Protection (0:55)
  • Power of Literature to Shape Values (1:24)
  • Traditions and National Identity (0:57)
  • Reaction of Turks to Orhan Pamuk (1:01)
  • Use and Abuse of Religion (0:59)
  • Laureate Keeps Silent on Danish Cartoons (0:55)
  • Religion: Taboo Subject to Laureate (1:36)
  • Pamuk on Terrorism (1:55)
  • Power of a Book (1:28)
  • Orhan Pamuk: Passionate Critic (1:08)
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2009], c2008.
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  • 40646s Films Media Group
  • 40648 Films Media Group
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1 streaming video file (29 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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