DOI: 10.17265/2159-5836/2014.10.005
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Mirjana Marinković

Abstract: The paper is based on the autobiographic-essayistic book Istanbul: Memories of a City written by Orhan Pamuk.Istanbul as a typical old capital shapes the lives of its citizens by its spirit, culture, and imperial past. On the other hand, it is a city that lives with specific sentiments-the sense of defeat and loss, melancholy and pain because of the lost power and glory. The author analyzes Pamuk's vision of his native city created on the basis of the real scenes and imaginary, the truly lived experiences an…

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