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Shafak, Elif 1971-

Overview
Works: 115 works in 458 publications in 8 languages and 8,082 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography 
Roles: Interviewee, Creator
Classifications: PS3619.H328, 813.6
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Publications about Elif Shafak
Publications by Elif Shafak
Most widely held works by Elif Shafak
The bastard of Istanbul by Elif Shafak( Book )
23 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and French and held by 2,026 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 )
22 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 1,096 libraries worldwide
Traces the parallel stories of unhappily married professional reader Ella Rubinstein'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 )
12 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 637 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 saint of incipient insanities by Elif Shafak( Book )
4 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 497 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 )
12 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 369 libraries worldwide
Roman. Den drejer sig om slotet, Bonbon Palace, som en russisk mand har bygget for sin kone
The gaze by Elif Shafak( Book )
9 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 344 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
Honour by Elif Shafak( Book )
10 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 286 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 bastard of Istanbul a novel by Elif Shafak( Sound Recording )
12 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 272 libraries worldwide
The tangled histories of two families-- one Turkish and one Armenian-American
Het huis van de vier winden by Elif Shafak( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in Dutch and held by 139 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( Sound Recording )
10 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 128 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
Liefde kent veertig regels by Elif Shafak( Book )
2 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in Dutch and held by 111 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
De bastaard van Istanbul by Elif Shafak( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in Dutch and held by 105 libraries worldwide
In drie generaties van een Turkse familie speelt de Armeense kwestie een grote rol
Bit palas by Elif Shafak( Book )
19 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in Turkish and held by 75 libraries worldwide
Novel
Het luizenpaleis by Elif Shafak( Book )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in Dutch and held by 73 libraries worldwide
In een appartementengebouw in Istanbul wonen zeer uiteenlopende personen
Pinhan by Elif Shafak( Book )
27 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in Turkish and held by 73 libraries worldwide
Honor by Elif Shafak( Sound Recording )
6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 71 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
Baba ve piç by Elif Shafak( Book )
16 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in Turkish and held by 64 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 libraries worldwide
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
La bâtarde d'Istanbul : roman by Elif Shafak( Book )
9 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in French and held by 59 libraries worldwide
Roman de société. Roman familial
 
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Alternative Names
Bilgin, Elif 1971-
Šāfāk, Alīf 1971-
Safak, Elif
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Shafak, Elif.
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Shafaq, Ilīf 1971-
Languages
English (127)
Turkish (65)
French (10)
Dutch (8)
Italian (7)
Polish (4)
German (1)
Catalan (1)
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