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Shafak, Elif 1971-

Works: 115 works in 705 publications in 24 languages and 10,069 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Educational films  Internet videos  Pictorial works  Essays  Romance fiction  Psychological fiction  History  Historical fiction 
Roles: Author, Interviewee, Creator, Other
Classifications: PS3619.H328, 813.6
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Elif Shafak
The bastard of Istanbul by Elif Shafak( Book )

73 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in 17 languages and held by 2,323 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 )

62 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in 15 languages and held by 1,347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the parallel stories of a present day Massachusetts, unhappily married professional reader, Ella Rubinstein's inspiration of the story of Shams of Tabriz, and her own transformation, and, the 13th-century transformation of a successful but unhappy cleric, Rumi, into a mystic and poet. Shafik blends the East and the West, past and present, and presents an account of how love works in the world
The flea palace by Elif Shafak( Book )

69 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in 12 languages and held by 646 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
The saint of incipient insanities by Elif Shafak( Book )

32 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 537 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 bastard of Istanbul a novel by Elif Shafak( Recording )

13 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From one of Turkey's most acclaimed and outspoken writers comes a novel about the tangled histories of two families
TEDTalks : Elif Shafak - The Politics of Fiction( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Listening to stories widens the imagination; telling them lets us leap over cultural walls, embrace different experiences, feel what others feel. Elif Shafak builds on this simple idea to argue that fiction can overcome identity politics
The forty rules of love a novel of Rumi by Elif Shafak( Recording )

12 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 138 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
Pinhan by Elif Shafak( Book )

32 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in Turkish and Polish and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Baba ve piç by Elif Shafak( Book )

28 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in Turkish and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In drie generaties van een Turkse familie speelt de Armeense kwestie een grote rol
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
Istanbul by Andreas Herzau( Book )

5 editions published in 2010 in German and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The debate surrounding Turkey's potential membership in the European Union prompted Andreas Herzau (*1962) to take a closer look at this country. Istanbul is situated at the border between Europe and Asia, and it was there that he found a concentrate of the challenges facing Turkey today. Yet the city also displays the opportunities that are open to the country as a whole. Herzau's images capture precisely the many facets of the Turkish port: workers being ferried from one continent to the other, Muslims at prayer, people window shopping and looking at fashion advertising. Working with the genre of street photography, the photographer discovers the city on foot--watching, walking, and waiting until the pictures find him. In this way, the photographer creates spontaneous snapshots of public life. And since people from all walks of life are encountered on the street, the photographs reveal much about present-day conditions and a life between tradition and modernity."--Publisher's website
Şehrin aynaları by Elif Shafak( Book )

30 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 63 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
The understudy : a novel by David Nicholls( Book )

17 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in Turkish and Undetermined and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unknown actor and understudy for the famous Josh Harper will do just about anything to get a chance for fame and stardom, including making a play for Josh's wife, Nora
İskender by Elif Shafak( Book )

9 editions published in 2011 in Turkish and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Siyah süt : yeni başlayanlar için postpartum depresyon by Elif Shafak( Book )

13 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in Turkish and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Autobiografisk roman om kvinder, graviditet og at have børn
Czarne mleko : o pisaniu, macierzyństwie i wewnętrznym haremie by Elif Shafak( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in Polish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author recounts her effort to balance her writing career and her parenting responsibilities, describing her battle with postpartum depression, her views on prominent women authors, and the many roles she embraced throughout her journey
Black milk : on writing, motherhood, and the harem within by Elif Shafak( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The author recounts her effort to balance her writing career and her parenting responsibilities, describing her battle with postpartum depression, her views on prominent women authors, and the many roles she embraced throughout her journey
1914 : goodbye to all that : writers on the conflict between life and art by Ali Smith( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A wide-ranging collection of reflective essays, to mark the centenary of the conflict that changed the world. In this collection of essays, ten leading writers from different countries consider the conflicts that have informed their own literary lives. 1914-Goodbye to All That borrows its title from Robert Graves's ""bitter leave-taking of England"" in which he writes not only of the First World War but the questions it raised: how to live, how to live with each other, and how to write. Interpreting this title as broadly and ambiguously as Graves intended, these essays ma
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The bastard of Istanbul
Alternative Names
Bilgin, Elif 1971-

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إليف شفك

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شافاك، أليف, 1971-

ئەلف شافاک

ئەلیف شەفەق

एलिफ़ शफ़क एलिफ़ शफ़क एक तुर्की लेखिका हैं, जिन्होंने कई उपन्यासों की रचना की है। बास्टर्ड ऑफ़ इन्स्तान्बुल, फोर्टी रूल्स ऑफ़ लव आदि उनकी प्रमुख पुस्तकें हैं, जो बहुत मशहूर हैं।

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샤팍, 엘리프 1971-

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The forty rules of loveThe flea palaceThe saint of incipient insanitiesThe bastard of Istanbul a novelThe forty rules of love a novel of RumiIstanbulBlack milk : on writing, motherhood, and the harem within