Museum of Innocence

Orhan Pamuk 

 

The Turkish Nobel Literature Prize Orhan Pamuk inaugurated in Istanbul this Friday his “Museum of Innocence”, a strange space dedicated to the memory of fictional characters left from his last novel, but also speaks of literary emotion and of life in Istanbul.

In total, 83 showcases – one for each chapter of the novel “The Museum of Innocence”, published in 2008 – reconstitute step by step the impossible love of Kemal, an Istanbulite from a wealthy family about to get married, by Fusun, a distant cousin poor in Istanbul in the 1970s.
This love of Kamal is becoming, in the course of the chapters of the novel, a fetishistic worship of the objects related to his beloved, and are now exhibited in the museum: from the lost earring of Fusun to his dress, to end up in the room where the hero told his story to the writer.
“I wrote this novel collecting, at the same time, the objects I describe in the book,” Pamuk told a news conference to present the museum.

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For the Nobel Prize-winning novelist in 2006, the museum’s interest is not so much in the nature of each object as it is in its ability to arouse an emotion similar to reading.

 

 

 

The Museum of Innocence is a love story, held in Istanbul between the spring of 1975 and the last years of the twentieth century, and tells the story of the obsessive passion of the heir of a wealthy family, Kemal, by a distant cousin Füsun, of a less favored social environment. But Kemal is engaged to the daughter of one of the elite families of Istanbul. Meanwhile, Kemal begins to collect personal objects and others that remind him of his beloved. These objects are both a fetish and a chronicle of their happiness and sorrows, a map of signs from all the places where they were together. Over time, the collector’s compulsion will eventually give rise to a true museum, which also allows you to explore a half-western and traditional Istanbul, its emerging modernity and its vast history and culture.
The Museum of Innocence of Orhan Pamuk

Press releases
“The Museum of Innocence is the first novel that the Turkish Orhan Pamuk publishes after being awarded the Nobel Prize in 2006. According to him told the press, it took him six years to cover it. And this is noteworthy because, although in terms of the narrative form, to be the most conventional of his work, none of the numerous and refined details has been left to chance, nothing seems to be false, it is a book of careful images and reminiscences of a “lost time”, a lost happiness, with the master Marcel Proust to appear and to wave from time to time from the bottom of the story, with unforgettable final pages in which the author gives himself the luxury of being able to wink the readers without to irritate them: “Long live, those who write to you are Orhan Pamuk!” This novel is Pamuk in the best charm of his art of narration

 

 

“What is exhibited in this museum is the responsibility of writing freely and in a modern way.”
New York Times Book Review

“Pamuk is a true find, the creator of sophisticated and intense literary fiction (…) Master’s work going on in this book.”
The Los Angeles Times

“What is exhibited in this museum is the responsibility of writing freely and in a modern way.”
New York Times Book Review

“Pamuk is a true find, the creator of sophisticated and intense literary fiction (…) Master’s work going on in this book.”
The Los Angeles Times

Watch the video made by a Spanish channel about ‘museum of innocence’

 

See also all current information on the official museum website:

 

https://masumiyetmuzesi-en.myshopio.com/

 

 

 

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