My Name Is Red

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Author: Orhan Pamuk

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571268382

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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The Sultan secretly commissions a great book: a celebration of his life and the Ottoman Empire, to be illuminated by the best artists of the day - in the European manner. In Istanbul at a time of violent fundamentalism, however, this is a dangerous proposition. Even the illustrious circle of artists are not allowed to know for whom they are working. But when one of the miniaturists is murdered, their Master has to seek outside help. Did the dead painter fall victim to professional rivalry, romantic jealousy or religious terror? With the Sultan demanding an answer within three days, perhaps the clue lies somewhere in the half-finished pictures . . . From Turkey's winner of the Nobel Prize and author of Istanbul and The Museum of Innocence, this novel is a thrilling murder mystery set amid the splendour of Istanbul and the Ottoman Empire. Part fantasy and part philosophical puzzle, My Name is Red is also a stunning meditation on love, artistic devotion and the tensions between East and West.

My Name is Red by Orhan Pamuk (Book Analysis)

Detailed Summary, Analysis and Reading Guide

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Author: Bright Summaries

Publisher: BrightSummaries.com

ISBN: 280800186X

Category: Study Aids

Page: 62

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Unlock the more straightforward side of My Name is Red with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of My Name is Red by Orhan Pamuk, an intricate murder mystery set in 16th-century Istanbul. The story is told from myriad perspectives, including the murderer, their victim and the paintings of the country’s most talented artists, and raises a number of philosophical questions about the nature of art, its purpose and its relationship with religion. Orhan Pamuk is a Turkish writer whose works have been translated into more than 60 languages, making him one of his country’s most prominent novelists. He has spoken out on a number of political issues, including the Armenian Genocide, which led to criminal charges being issued against him in 2005, sparking international outcry. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2006. Find out everything you need to know about My Name is Red in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: • A complete plot summary • Character studies • Key themes and symbols • Questions for further reflection Why choose BrightSummaries.com? Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you on your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with BrightSummaries.com!

A Study Guide for Orhan Pamuk's "My Name is Red"

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Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1410353508

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 26

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A Study Guide for Orhan Pamuk's "My Name is Red," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

My Name Is Joy

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Author: Sam Red

Publisher: New Generation Publishing

ISBN: 1909593419

Category:

Page: 156

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From a young age, Joy's life is punctuated by the waves of a deep, existential crisis, which spurs her onto the path of self-discovery. She comes to realise that relationships, which she deems to be the meaning of her life, imply more than intimate relations with men. Joy seeks to find inner meaning from all outer events; to live life using the spiritual insights she discovers about the human mind, emotions and the One Life that animates all forms. She experiments with what she believes is the human potential for creative manifestation, visioning a place called The Haven - an eco-home, where social and educational projects are underway. Despite her spiritual knowledge, Joy finds herself struggling with the vicissitudes of life, including unemployment and the death of loves ones. She finds her soul mate in Gino, who helps her to address the crises she faces without pulling her back under the veil of mind-made illusions. In time, The Haven becomes a reality - exactly as she had imagined it. Joy, however, has developed expanded mental and spiritual capacities. In the twilight, one evening, without hesitation, she transits consciously out of her physical life into the unseen world.

My Name is Mitch

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Author: Shelagh Supeene

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers

ISBN: 1554695112

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 176

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Mitch MacLeod may be the smallest kid in grade six, but he has a great sense of humor and a strong backbone. He can read, sometimes, but never at school when he has to. "You don't know what humiliation is until you have a grade one reading buddy who reads better than you do," he says. But things start to change for Mitch when he creates an opportunity to stand up to Philip, his arch-enemy, when his reading begins to improve, and when his dad, "The Creep," moves back to town.

My Name is Number 4

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Author: Ting-Xing Ye

Publisher: Doubleday Canada

ISBN: 0385673868

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

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A powerful and passionate memoir for young readers, Ting-xing Ye tells, through the eyes of a child, the moving story of growing up in China during the Cultural Revolution. When Ting-xing Ye was born her aunt declared, “Ah Si shi ge lao lu ming” – Number Four will have a difficult life – for the signs were unlucky. Events soon bore out this cruel prediction. Here is the true story of fourteen-year-old Ting-xing’s tumultuous life turned upside down by China’s Cultural Revolution. After the death of both her parents, Ting-xing and her four siblings endure the brutality of Red Guard attacks on their schools and even their house as they struggle against poverty and hunger. At sixteen, Ting-xing herself is exiled to a prison farm far from home. Full of personal and historical detail about this dramatic period in Chinese history, My Name is Number 4 has at its centre the feisty and courageous Ting-xing, fighting to survive as a young woman caught up in events beyond her control. From the Trade Paperback edition.

My Name Is Red - A Cat's Tale

Prophecy

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Author: S. S. George

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780615956602

Category:

Page: 410

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My Name Is Red - A Cat's TaleBook One: ProphecyWhen Princess Rosamonde Whitewhiskers is taken from her safe and loving home and dumped in an alley, she becomes one of three-hundred-million cats in America condemned by birth or human ignorance to the short, brutal life of the abandoned. It doesn't matter Rosie is royalty, a purebred Abyssinian of prize-winning heritage. Now she must fend for herself like any other in a dismal, unforgiving world. How will she survive?Can Rosie trust the wildborn clan offering her a home with them in the Green? Can she trust Browser, a brigand tomcat who stirs within her unfamiliar feelings? And what of Ghost, the enigmatic shaman cat who seems more than meets the eye? Does their offer of help conceal hidden motives?Rosie soon learns nothing is as it seems in a magical world hiding in plain view of our own, where dreams can foretell the future and spirit cats can lead you down the road. In a world of alchemic beauty, where the good discover their power while a dark force seeks to enslave the kin, will Rosie play her given part and help fulfill a Prophecy that can save them?

Hello, My Name Is...

A Guide to Naming Your Baby

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Author: Jeff Bradley,Jeff Truman,Truman Bradley,Walker Bradley

Publisher: Harvard Common Press

ISBN: 9781558322806

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 416

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Presenting an A-to-Z listing of 25,000 possible baby names, this guide to naming a baby presents information on each name's origins as well as numerous tips on how to select the most fitting moniker. Simultaneous.

Hello, My Name is Max and I Have Autism

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Author: Max Miller

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 1496922980

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 34

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A collection of essays and drawings by Max Miller, a 12 year old boy on the autism spectrum. Max explains to the reader about what life is like with autism, providing insight into the autistic mind through the words and drawings of a child on the spectrum.