Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Orham Pamuk - Nobel Prize in Literature 2006



Orham Pamuk's Nobel lecture, "My Father's Suitcase," is posted online:

"A writer talks of things that everyone knows but does not know they know. To explore this knowledge, and to watch it grow, is a pleasurable thing; the reader is visiting a world at once familiar and miraculous. When a writer shuts himself up in a room for years on end to hone his craft to create a world if he uses his secret wounds as his starting point, he is, whether he knows it or not, putting a great faith in humanity. My confidence comes from the belief that all human beings resemble each other, that others carry wounds like mine that they will therefore understand. All true literature rises from this childish, hopeful certainty that all people resemble each other."
http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/literature/laureates/2006/pamuk-lecture_en.html

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