DAILY MUSINGS OF THE INTELLECT, FEASTS OF THE SENSES – A LITERARY GLANCE AT OTTOMAN PAINTING Cover Image
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ДЕЛНИЦИ НА ИНТЕЛЕКТА, ПРАЗНИЦИ НА СЕТИВАТА – ЕДИН ЛИТЕРАТУРЕН ПОГЛЕД КЪМ ОСМАНСКАТА ЖИВОПИС
DAILY MUSINGS OF THE INTELLECT, FEASTS OF THE SENSES – A LITERARY GLANCE AT OTTOMAN PAINTING

Author(s): Margarita Serafimova
Subject(s): History, Language and Literature Studies, Cultural history, Studies of Literature, Comparative Study of Literature, Turkish Literature, Theory of Literature
Published by: Институт за балканистика с Център по тракология - Българска академия на науките
Keywords: Orhan Pamuk; Ottoman miniature; novel about painters; postmodern literature.

Summary/Abstract: The view belongs to Orhan Pamuk, and his work is My Name is Red, while the painting is related to the zenith and decline of the Ottoman miniature in the 16th century. It is characteristic of the Nobel Prize winning author to cross borderlines, the most obvious being those dividing the East from the West (not only geographically) and modernity from tradition (not only temporally). There are, however, other borderlines, no less representative of his style, like those between centre and periphery, unique and universal, freedom and coercion, reality and fiction. Along with them, one borderline stands out in his eminent novel – that between the sensory and the semiotic. For is there anything better than colour to unite the two, and is there a better colour than red to counteract the impersonal, neutral and colourless, and create in the monotonous flow of routine a true feast of the spirit?In this polyphonic, enigmatic, artistic novel, the fine technique of narration used by its author relates the latter closely to the mastery of the artist, the engraver, the miniature painter in one remarkable, exotic ekphrastic story.

  • Issue Year: 8/2019
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 26-33
  • Page Count: 8
  • Language: Bulgarian