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Shafak, Elif 1971-

Overview
Works: 128 works in 763 publications in 25 languages and 10,324 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Biography  Educational films  Internet videos  Pictorial works  Essays  Psychological fiction  Romance fiction  Historical fiction 
Roles: Author, Interviewee, Other, 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 )
79 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in 18 languages and held by 2,326 libraries worldwide
"One rainy afternoon in Istanbul, a woman walks into a doctor's surgery. 'I need to have an abortion, ' she announces. She is nineteen years old and unmarried. What happens that afternoon will change her life." "Twenty years later, Asya Kazanci lives with her extended family in Istanbul. Due to a mysterious family curse, all the Kazanci men die in their early forties, so it is a house of women, among them Asya's beautiful, rebellious mother Zeliha, who runs a tattoo parlour; Banu, who has newly discovered herself as a clairvoyant; and Feride, a hypochondriac obsessed with impending disaster. And when Asya's Armenian- American cousin Armanoush comes to stay, long-hidden family secrets connected with Turkey's turbulent past begin to emerge."--Jacket
The forty rules of love by Elif Shafak( Book )
71 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in 14 languages and held by 1,380 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 )
52 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in 11 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 )
40 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 1,196 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 )
71 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in 12 languages and held by 639 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 )
33 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 531 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 )
19 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 367 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 )
12 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 278 libraries worldwide
The tangled histories of two families-- one Turkish and one Armenian-American
TEDTalks : Elif Shafak - The Politics of Fiction ( visu )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 229 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( Sound Recording )
13 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 139 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
The architect's apprentice by Elif Shafak( Sound Recording )
8 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 85 libraries worldwide
'There were six of us: the master, the apprentices and the white elephant. We built everything together ... ' Sixteenth century Istanbul: a stowaway arrives in the city bearing an extraordinary gift for the Sultan. The boy is utterly alone in a foreign land, with no worldly possessions to his name except Chota, a rare and valuable white elephant destined for the palace menagerie. So begins an epic adventure that will see young Jahan rise from lowly origins to the highest ranks of the Sultan's court. Along the way he will meet deceitful courtiers and false friends, gypsies, animal tamers, and the beautiful, mischievous Princess Mihrimah. He will journey on Chota's back to the furthest corners of the Sultan's kingdom and back again. And one day he will catch the eye of the royal architect, Sinan, a chance encounter destined to change Jahan's fortunes forever
Pinhan by Elif Shafak( Book )
32 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in Turkish and Polish and held by 80 libraries worldwide
Baba ve piç by Elif Shafak( Book )
28 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in Turkish and held by 77 libraries worldwide
In drie generaties van een Turkse familie speelt de Armeense kwestie een grote rol
Istanbul by Andreas Herzau( Book )
5 editions published in 2010 in German and held by 75 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
Honor by Elif Shafak( Sound Recording )
7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 74 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
Şehrin aynaları by Elif Shafak( Book )
30 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 63 libraries worldwide
De heilige van de beginnende waanzin by Elif Shafak( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in Dutch and held by 62 libraries worldwide
Een Turkse jongeman heeft moeite zich aan te passen aan het leven in de Verenigde Staten
Mahrem : görmeye ve gȯrülmeye dair bir roman by Elif Shafak( Book )
23 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in Turkish and held by 59 libraries worldwide
Roman om modernitet, at udstille sig selv, at se og blive set
Med-cezir by Elif Shafak( Book )
17 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in Turkish and Undetermined and held by 46 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 43 libraries worldwide
Autobiografisk roman om kvinder, graviditet og at have børn
 
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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 شافاق
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।
ელიფ შაფაქი
샤팍, 엘리프 1971-
엘리프 샤팍
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Turkish (206)
English (182)
German (32)
Italian (26)
Polish (19)
French (18)
Spanish (15)
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Arabic (12)
Bosnian (8)
Chinese (5)
Greek, Modern [1453- ] (5)
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Serbian (3)
Armenian (2)
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Slovenian (2)
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