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Freely, Maureen 1952-

Works: 59 works in 359 publications in 7 languages and 14,920 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Novels  Biography  Political fiction  Romance fiction  Historical fiction  Autobiographies  Detective and mystery fiction  Legal fiction (Literature)  Essays 
Roles: Translator, Author, Other
Classifications: PL248.P34, 894.3533
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Most widely held works about Maureen Freely
Most widely held works by Maureen Freely
Snow by Orhan Pamuk( Book )

31 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and Chinese and held by 3,349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A spellbinding tale of disparate yearnings (for love, art, power, and God) set in a remote Turkish town, where stirrings of political Islamism threaten to unravel the secular order
Istanbul : memories and the city by Orhan Pamuk( Book )

33 editions published between 2004 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 2,265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A portrait, by turns intimate and panoramic, of one of the world's great cities, by its foremost man of letters. Blending reminiscence with history; family photographs with portraits of poets and pashas; art criticism, metaphysical musing, and, now and again, a fanciful tale, Pamuk invents an ingenious form to evoke his lifelong home, the city that forged his imagination. He begins with his childhood, his first intimations of the melancholy awareness of living in the seat of ruined imperial glories, in a country trying to become "modern" at the crossroads of East and West. Against a background of shattered monuments, neglected villas, ghostly backstreets, and, above all, the fabled waters of the Bosphorus, he charts the evolution of a rich imaginative life, which furnished a daydreaming boy refuge from family discord and inner turmoil, and which would continue to serve the famous writer he was to become. --From publisher description
The museum of innocence by Orhan Pamuk( Book )

40 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 1,986 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1975 Istanbul, Kemal is engaged to a women of similar background when he chances upon a young shopgirl, Fusun, twelve years his junior. When she hears of his engagement, their incandescent liaison flickers and dies. He breaks off his engagement but loses Fusun to another man. Unwilling to let it go, he finds excuses to visit thier home for the next nine years, each time leaving with odd personal effects, possessions he will collect and cherish, in the private religion his adoration becomes. His hoard will make him famous - and a laughingstock - in Istanbul society. And when a final chance at happiness is ripped away, all that remains to him is his museum, this map of a society's rituals and mores, and of one man's broken heart
Other colors : essays and a story by Orhan Pamuk( Book )

24 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in English and held by 1,291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Orhan Pamuk's first book since winning the Nobel Prize, Other Colors is a collection of essays on his life, his city, his work, and the example of other writers."--Jacket
Enlightenment by Maureen Freely( Book )

14 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and Dutch and held by 787 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Disappearing a few months after her Turkish husband is detained and her young son is placed in foster care, Jeannie Wakefield leaves behind a letter to an anonymous journalist detailing the factors that shaped her three-decade life in Turkey
The black book by Orhan Pamuk( Book )

10 editions published in 2006 in English and Chinese and held by 747 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Galip is a lawyer living in Istanbul. His wife, the detective-novel-loving Rüya, has disappeared. Could she have left him for her ex-husband, Celâl, a popular newspaper columnist? But Celâl, too, seems to have vanished. As Galip investigates, he finds himself assuming the enviable Celâl's identity, wearing his clothes, answering his phone calls, even writing his columns. Galip pursues every conceivable clue, but the nature of the mystery keeps changing, and when he receives a death threat, he begins to fear the worst. With its cascade of beguiling stories about Istanbul, The Black Book is a brilliantly unconventional mystery, and a provocative meditation on identity. For Turkish literary readers it is the cherished cult novel in which Orhan Pamuk found his original voice, but it has largely been neglected by English-language readers. Now, in Maureen Freely's beautiful new translation, they, too, may encounter all its riches.--Publisher description
The other Rebecca by Maureen Freely( Book )

12 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this retelling of Du Maurier's tale, "the new wife must cope not only with the memory of Rebecca, but with Max's difficult family: meddlesome, charming, deceitful Aunt Bea; half-crazed Danny, who worships Rebecca; and the odd Midwinter children, Hermione and William."--Jacket
Mother's helper : a novel by Maureen Freely( Book )

18 editions published between 1979 and 1986 in 3 languages and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Should cause some shocks of recognition ... a dispassionate look at many aspects of liberation ... Miss Freely has a good ear for folly and a good eye for fadishness."--The New York Times Book Review
Madonna in a fur coat by Sabahattin Ali( Book )

8 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A shy young man leaves his home in rural Turkey to learn a trade in 1920s Berlin. The city's crowded streets, thriving arts scene, passionate politics and seedy cabarets provide the backdrop for a chance meeting with a woman, which will haunt him for the rest of his life. Emotionally powerful, intensely atmospheric and touchingly profound, Madonna in a Fur Coat is an unforgettable novel about new beginnings and the unfathomable nature of the human soul. 'Passionate but clear . . . Ali's success [is in ] his ability to describe the emergence of a feeling, seemingly straightforward from the outside but swinging back and forth between opposite extremes at its core, revealing the tensions that accompanies such rise and fall
The Time Regulation Institute by Ahmet Hamdi Tanpınar( Book )

12 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A literary discovery: an uproarious tragicomedy of modernization, in its first-ever English translation. Perhaps the greatest Turkish novel of the twentieth century, being discovered around the world only now, more than fifty years after its first publication, The Time Regulation Institute is an antic, freewheeling send-up of the modern bureaucratic state. At its center is Hayri Irdal, an infectiously charming antihero who becomes entangled with an eccentric cast of characters-a television mystic, a pharmacist who dabbles in alchemy, a dignitary from the lost Ottoman Empire, a "clock whisperer"--At the Time Regulation Institute, a vast organization that employs a hilariously intricate system of fines for the purpose of changing all the clocks in Turkey to Western time. Recounted in sessions with his psychoanalyst, the story of Hayri Irdal's absurdist misadventures plays out as a brilliant allegory of the collision of tradition and modernity, of East and West, infused with a poignant blend of hope for the promise of modernity and nostalgia for a simpler time"--
The life of the party by Maureen Freely( Book )

12 editions published between 1984 and 1990 in English and Turkish and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

My grandmother : a memoir by Fethiye Çetin( Book )

10 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When Fethiye Çetin was growing up in the small Turkish town of Maden, she knew her grandmother as a happy and universally respected Muslim housewife. Decades later, her grandmother told her the truth: that she was by birth a Christian and an Armenian, that most of the men in her village had been slaughtered in 1915, that she, along with most of the women and children, had been sent on a death march. She had been saved (and torn from her mother's arms) by the Turkish gendarme captain who went on to adopt her. But she knew she still had family in America. Could Fethiye help her find her lost relations before she died? There are an estimated two million Turks whose grandparents could tell similar stories--but in a country that maintains the Armenian genocide never happened, such talk can be dangerous. In this heartwrenching memoir, Fethiye Cetin breaks the silence."--Jacket
My year with the stork club by Maureen Freely( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A father takes his wife's place in the stork club, a parents' support group, which brings him closer to the other women in the group but further away from his wife
Reckless : a novel by Hasan Ali Toptaş( Book )

6 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Thirty years after completing his military service Ziya flees the spiralling turmoil of one of Turkey's great sprawling cities to seek a serene existence in a village of which he has long heard dreamlike tales. Having endured two years of gruelling military life, taking brutal orders from a man hiding behind his rank, and then losing his wife and child in a terrorist attack, Ziya has never quite been able to return to the life he once had until one day he breaks free. Arriving in the village, Ziya is greeted by his old friend from the army, Kenan, who has built and furnished a vineyard house for him. There he is welcomed by Kenan's family, but the village does not provide the total isolation Ziya yearns for and he is forced back through the tangled web of his memory to the time he and Kenan spent defending the treacherous Syrian/Turkish border in search of the reason why Kenan feels so extravagantly in his debt."--Provided by publisher
The museum of innocence by Orhan Pamuk( Recording )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is 1975, a perfect spring in Istanbul. Kemal, scion of one of the city's wealthiest families, is about to become engaged to Sibel, daughter of another prominent family, when he encounters Fusun, a beautiful shopgirl and a distant relation. Thus begins an obsessive but tragic love affair that will transform itself into a compulsive collection of objects, a museum of one man's broken heart, that chronicles Kemal's lovelorn progress and his afflicted heart's reactions
The grandchildren : the hidden legacy of "lost" Armenians in Turkey by Ayşe Gül Altınay( Book )

7 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Grandchildren is a collection of intimate, harrowing testimonies by grandchildren and great-grandchildren of Turkey's "forgotten Armenians" the orphans adopted and Islamized by Muslims after the Armenian genocide. Through them we learn of the tortuous routes by which they came to terms with the painful stories of their grandparents and their own identity. The postscript offers a historical overview of the silence about Islamized Armenians in most histories of the genocide. When Fethiye cetin first published her groundbreaking memoir in Turkey, My Grandmother, she spoke of her grandmother's hidden Armenian identity. The book sparked a conversation among Turks about the fate of the Ottoman Armenians in Anatolia in 1915. This resulted in an explosion of debate on Islamized Armenians and their legacy in contemporary Muslim families. The Grandchildren (translated from Turkish) is a follow-up to My Grandmother, and is an important contribution to understanding survival during atrocity. As witnesses to a dark chapter of history, the grandchildren of these survivors cast new light on the workings of memory in coming to terms with difficult pasts."--Provided by publisher
Hrant Dink : an Armenian voice of the voiceless in Turkey by Tuba Tarcan Çandar( Book )

6 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cover -- Half Title -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Contents -- Preface to the Transaction Edition -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction to the Transaction Edition -- Guide to Turkish Pronunciation -- Rakel's Letter -- My Hrant -- Lying on the Pavement -- Raising Hrant from The Pavement -- Book One: Khent Hrant -- Part I: An Abandoned Child -- 1 The Hamam of the Infidels -- 2 The Fisherman's Basket -- 3 The Orphanage -- 4 The Lost Civilization of Atlantis: The Armenian Children's Camp -- Part II: Madcap -- 5 Heartbreaker -- 6 First Rebellion -- 7 A New Name and a New Life -- Part III: Eternal Love -- 8 Rakel, the Girl from the Mountains -- 9 Love at First Sight -- 10 Happily Ever After -- Part IV: The Struggle to Make a Living -- 11 The First Family Business -- 12 A Student Like No Other -- Part V: The Dissident -- 13 The Swallow's Nest -- 14 The Ballad of the Prisons -- 15 The Company of Suspect Soldiers -- Part VI: The Businessman -- 16 Beyaz Adam (The White Man) -- 17 The Gambler -- Part VII: Family Man -- 18 Three Apples Fall from the Sky -- 19 The Dink Brothers -- Part VIII: A Sad Farewell -- 20 The Lost Letter -- Book Two: Baron Hrant -- Part I: Looking -- 21 Hrant's Agos -- 22 From the Agos Perspective -- 23 A World Called Agos -- Part II: Touching -- 24 An Armenian in Turkey -- 25 A Turkish Armenian in the Armenian World -- Part III: Seeing -- 26 The Road to Recovery -- Part IV: Knowing -- 27 The Beginning of the End -- 28 The Hunt -- 29 Fluttering Like a Pigeon -- Part V: Dying -- 30 A Time for Psalms -- 31 Last Embrace -- Epilogue -- Hrant Dink: A Chronology -- The Voices in the Book -- Glossary
Snow : a novel by Orhan Pamuk( Recording )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the middle of winter, a poet and journalist travels to the remote city of Kars, on the border of Turkey, after many years of political exile in Western Europe
What about us? : an open letter to the mothers feminism forgot by Maureen Freely( Book )

11 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work explores why feminism comes into conflict with women who have children, and why women with children suffer when they try to put feminist ideas into practice
Shadowless by Hasan Ali Toptaş( Book )

5 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'I'm a barber,' he said. 'I come from afar. Across lands already forgotten...' In an Anatolian village forgotten both by God and the government, the muhtar has been elected leader for the sixteenth successive year. When he staggers to bed that night, drunk on raki and his own well-deserved success, the village is prosperous. But when he is woken by his wife the next evening he discovers that Nuri, the barber, has disappeared without a trace in the dead of night, and the community begins to fracture. In a nameless town far, far away, Nuri walks into a barbershop as if from a dream, not knowing how he has arrived. Try as he might, he cannot grasp the strands of his memory. The facts of his past life shift and evade him, and as other customers come and go, they too struggle to recall how they got there
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Istanbul : memories and the cityThe museum of innocenceOther colors : essays and a storyEnlightenmentThe black bookThe other RebeccaMy grandmother : a memoirThe museum of innocence
Alternative Names
Maureen Freely American writer

Maureen Freely Amerikaans taalkundige

Maureen Freely Amerikalı yazar

Maureen Freely écrivaine américaine

Maureen Freely escritora estadounidense

Maureen Freely scriptor, interpres


English (262)

German (4)

Chinese (3)

Turkish (3)

Spanish (2)

Danish (1)

Dutch (1)