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Shafak, Elif 1971-

Overview
Works: 91 works in 497 publications in 17 languages and 8,374 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Love stories  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction 
Roles: Author, Interviewee, Creator
Classifications: PS3619.H328, 813.6
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Elif Shafak
The bastard of Istanbul by Elif Shafak( Book )
31 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 2,159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In a novel overflows with a kitchen sink's worth of zany characters, women are front and center: Asya Kazanci, an angst-ridden 19-year-old Istanbulite is the bastard of the title; her beautiful, rebellious mother, Zeliha (who intended to have an abortion), has raised Asya among three generations of complicated and colorful female relations (including religious clairvoyant Auntie Banu and bar-brawl widow, Auntie Cevriye). The Kazanci men either die young or take a permanent hike like Mustafa, Zeliha's beloved brother who immigrated to America years ago. Mustafa's Armenian-American stepdaughter, Armanoush, who grew up on her family's stories of the 1915 genocide, shows up in Istanbul looking for her roots and for vindication from her new Turkish family. The Kazanci women lament Armanoush's family's suffering, but have no sense of Turkish responsibility for it; Asya's boho cohorts insist there was no genocide at all. As the debate escalates, Mustafa arrives in Istanbul, and a long-hidden secret connecting the histories of the two families is revealed
The forty rules of love by Elif Shafak( Book )
23 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and German and held by 1,118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Traces the parallel stories of unhappily married professional reader Elle Rubenstein's fascination with the story of Shams of Tabriz and the 13th-century transformation of Rumi into a mystic and poet
Honor by Elif Shafak( Book )
14 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The lives of twin sisters born in 1940s Turkey diverge when one stays in their childhood village and becomes a revered midwife while the other moves to London with her bitter husband and three children
The saint of incipient insanities by Elif Shafak( Book )
18 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in Turkish and English and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Follows the adventures of three young Turks loose in America as they negotiate their desires in a land that seems to allow limitless indulgences
The flea palace by Elif Shafak( Book )
13 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in English and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Set within a once-stately apartment block in Istanbul, The Flea Palace tells the story of Bonbon Palace, built by Russian noble émigré Pavel Antipov for his wife Agripina at the end of the Tsarist reign. It is now sadly dilapidated, flea-infested, and home to ten very different individuals and their families. Elif Shafak gives us a bird's-eye insight into each apartment, and we see their comic and tragic lives unfold
Honour by Elif Shafak( Book )
23 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Leaving her twin sister behind, Pembe leaves Turkey for love following her husband Adem to London. There the Topraks hope to make new lives for themselves and their children. Yet, no matter how far they travel, the traditions and beliefs the Topraks left behind stay with them carried in the blood. Their eldest is the boy Iskender, who remembers Turkey and feels betrayal deeper than most. His sister is Esma, who is loyal and true despite the pain and heartache. And, lastly, Yunus, who was born in London, and is shy and different. Trapped by the mistakes of the past, the Toprak children find their lives shattered and transformed by a brutal act of murder
The gaze by Elif Shafak( Book )
12 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"An obese woman and her lover, a dwarf, are sick of being stared at wherever they go and so decide to reverse roles. The man goes out wearing make up and the woman draws a moustache on her face. But whilst the woman wants to hide away from the world, the man meets the stares from passers-by head on, compiling his 'Dictionary of Gazes' to explore the boundaries between appearance and reality." "The narrative of The Gaze is intertwined with the dwarf's dictionary entries and the story of a bizarre freak-show organized in Istanbul in the 1880s as the author considers the damage which can be inflicted by our simple desire to look at other people."--BOOK JACKET
The bastard of Istanbul a novel by Elif Shafak( Recording )
12 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The tangled histories of two families-- one Turkish and one Armenian-American
Liefde kent veertig regels by Elif Shafak( Book )
19 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Een proeflezer wordt door een manuscript over de 13e-eeuwse soefi Roemi aan het denken gezet over het gebrek aan liefde in haar leven
Het huis van de vier winden by Elif Shafak( Book )
2 editions published in 2013 in Dutch and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Als een Koerdisch meisje haar geliefde volgt naar Londen, wordt zij achtervolgd door familiegeheimen en blijkt ook hij getekend door zijn verleden
The forty rules of love a novel of Rumi by Elif Shafak( Recording )
11 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ella Rubenstein is forty years old and unhappily married when she takes a job as a reader for a literary agent. Her first assignment is to read and report on Sweet Blasphemy, a novel written by a man named Aziz Zahara. Ella is mesmerized by his tale of Shams' search for Rumi and the dervish's role in transforming the successful but unhappy cleric into a committed mystic, passionate poet, and advocate of love. She is also taken with Shams's lessons, or rules, which offer insight into an ancient philosophy based on the unity of all people and religions, and the presence of love in each and every one of us. As she reads on, she realizes that Rumi's story mirrors her own and that Zahara -- like Shams -- has come to set her free
Het luizenpaleis by Elif Shafak( Book )
7 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In een appartementengebouw in Istanbul wonen zeer uiteenlopende personen
The architect's apprentice by Elif Shafak( Book )
7 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and Italian and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"From the acclaimed author of The Bastard of Istanbul, a colorful, magical tale set during the height of the Ottoman Empire In her latest novel, Turkey's preeminent female writer spins an epic tale spanning nearly a century in the life of the Ottoman Empire. In 1540, twelve-year-old Jahan arrives in Istanbul. As an animal tamer in the sultan's menagerie, he looks after the exceptionally smart elephant Chota and befriends (and falls for) the sultan's beautiful daughter, Princess Mihrimah. A palace education leads Jahan to Mimar Sinan, the empire's chief architect, who takes Jahan under his wing as they construct (with Chota's help) some of the most magnificent buildings in history. Yet even as they build Sinan's triumphant masterpieces-the incredible Suleymaniye and Selimiye mosques-dangerous undercurrents begin to emerge, with jealousy erupting among Sinan's four apprentices. A memorable story of artistic freedom, creativity, and the clash between science and fundamentalism, Shafak's intricate novel brims with vibrant characters, intriguing adventure, and the lavish backdrop of the Ottoman court, where love and loyalty are no match for raw power"--
Pinhan by Elif Shafak( Book )
29 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in Turkish and Polish and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Honor by Elif Shafak( Recording )
7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Leaving her twin sister behind, Pembe leaves Turkey for love--following her husband Adem to London. There the Topraks hope to make new lives for themselves and their children. Yet, no matter how far they travel, the traditions and beliefs the Topraks left behind stay with them--carried in the blood
Bit palas by Elif Shafak( Book )
19 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in Turkish and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Novel
Baba ve piç by Elif Shafak( Book )
22 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in Turkish and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In drie generaties van een Turkse familie speelt de Armeense kwestie een grote rol
La bastarda di Istanbul by Elif Shafak( Book )
7 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in Italian and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
De heilige van de beginnende waanzin by Elif Shafak( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in Dutch and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Een Turkse jongeman heeft moeite zich aan te passen aan het leven in de Verenigde Staten
La bâtarde d'Istanbul : roman by Elif Shafak( Book )
9 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in French and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Roman de société. Roman familial
 
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Alternative Names
Bilgin, Elif 1971-
Šāfāk, Alīf 1971-
Safak, Elif
Şafak, Elif 1971-...
Šafaka, Elifa 1971-
Šafaq, Ilīf 1971-
Shafak, Elif.
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Shafaq, Ilīf 1971-
Languages
English (137)
Turkish (87)
Italian (19)
French (16)
Dutch (11)
Polish (10)
Catalan (5)
Chinese (4)
Spanish (4)
Slovenian (3)
German (2)
Arabic (2)
Croatian (1)
Bosnian (1)
Macedonian (1)
Greek, Modern (1)
Serbian (1)
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