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Shafak, Elif 1971-

Works: 110 works in 681 publications in 25 languages and 9,928 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Biography  Pictorial works  Essays  Psychological fiction  Historical fiction  Romance fiction  Domestic fiction  Biographical fiction 
Roles: Author, Interviewee, Creator
Classifications: PS3619.H328, 813.6
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Publications about Elif Shafak
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The bastard of Istanbul by Elif Shafak( Book )
69 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in 16 languages and held by 2,304 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 )
76 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in 16 languages and held by 1,389 libraries worldwide
Ella Rubenstein is forty years old and unhappily married when she takes a job as a reader for a literary agent and suddenly her life is transformed. Her first assignment is to read a novel about the ancient Sufi mystic, Rumi, who was transformed by the whirling dervish into a passionate poet and advocate of love
Honor by Elif Shafak( Book )
50 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 1,223 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 architect's apprentice by Elif Shafak( Book )
41 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 1,169 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"--
The flea palace by Elif Shafak( Book )
67 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in 12 languages and held by 646 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 )
29 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 539 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 gaze by Elif Shafak( Book )
37 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 418 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."--Jacket
The bastard of Istanbul a novel by Elif Shafak( Sound Recording )
13 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 284 libraries worldwide
From one of Turkey's most acclaimed and outspoken writers comes a novel about the tangled histories of two families
The forty rules of love a novel of Rumi by Elif Shafak( Sound Recording )
12 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 137 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 )
31 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in Turkish and Polish and held by 77 libraries worldwide
Baba ve piç by Elif Shafak( Book )
28 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in Turkish and held by 76 libraries worldwide
In drie generaties van een Turkse familie speelt de Armeense kwestie een grote rol
Honor by Elif Shafak( Sound Recording )
7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 75 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
De heilige van de beginnende waanzin by Elif Shafak( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in Dutch and held by 63 libraries worldwide
Een Turkse jongeman heeft moeite zich aan te passen aan het leven in de Verenigde Staten
Istanbul by Andreas Herzau( Book )
3 editions published in 2010 in German and held by 63 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 )
26 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 57 libraries worldwide
Med-cezir by Elif Shafak( Book )
17 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in Turkish and Undetermined and held by 45 libraries worldwide
İskender by Elif Shafak( Book )
9 editions published in 2011 in Turkish and held by 42 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 libraries worldwide
Autobiografisk roman om kvinder, graviditet og at have børn
Soufi, mon amour roman by Elif Shafak( Book )
3 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in French and held by 39 libraries worldwide
La lecture du roman Doux blasphème d'Aziz Z. Zahara transcende spirituellement Ella Rubinstein, une femme épanouie de 40 ans. Celle-ci s'identifie au personnage, le poète Rûmi qui, au XIIIe siècle, vit son existence prendre une nouvelle orientation sous l'influence du célèbre derviche du monde musulman, Shams de Tabriz
Czarne mleko : o pisaniu, macierzyństwie i wewnętrznym haremie by Elif Shafak( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in Polish and held by 2 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
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Alternative Names
Bilgin, Elif 1971-
Elif Şafak scrittrice turca
Elif Şafak török írónő
Elif Şafak Turkish writer
Elif Şafak turkisk författare
Elif Şafak tyrkisk skribent
Elif Şafaková turecká spisovatelka
Elif Shafak
Elif Shafak türkische Schriftstellerin
Elif Shafak Turks schrijfster
Elif Shafak tyrkisk skribent
Šāfāk, Alīf 1971-
Şafak E. 1971-
Şafak, Elif
Šafak, Êlif 1971-
Šafaka, Elifa 1971-
Šafaq, Ilīf 1971-
Shāfāk, ʻAlīf, 1971-
Shafak E. 1971-
Shafak, Elif.
Shafak Elif 1971-....
Shafaq, Ilīf 1971-
Əlif Şəfəq
Ελίφ Σαφάκ
Елиф Шафак
Шафак, Элиф
Էլիֆ Շաֆաք
Շաֆակ, Էլիֆ 1971-
אליף שאפאק
שאפאק, אליף, 1971-
שפאק, אליף, 1971-
שפק, אליף 1971-
إليف شفك
الیف شفق نویسنده اهل ترکیه
شافاق، اليق، ١٩٧١-
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।
샤팍, 엘리프 1971-
엘리프 샤팍
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