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Freely, Maureen 1952-

Works: 54 works in 333 publications in 7 languages and 14,810 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Political fiction  Romance fiction  Historical fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Legal stories  Autobiographies  Essays  Domestic fiction 
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 )

30 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and Chinese and held by 3,203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After years of lonely political exile, Turkish poet Ka returns to Istanbul to attend his mother's funeral and learns about a series of suicides among pious girls forbidden to wear headscarves
Istanbul : memories and the city by Orhan Pamuk( Book )

31 editions published between 2004 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 2,140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Orhan Pamuk explores his idea of Istanbul, mingling personal memoir with cultural history to evoke his home of fifty years." "For Orhan the day-dreaming child, the heart of the great teeming city of Istanbul was the building known as 'Pamuk Apartments', where each branch of his large and extended family occupied its own separate floor. Now the writer Orhan Pamuk, with his unique sense of history and extraordinary gift for narrative, revisits his own family's secrets and idiosyncrasies, discovering what made them typical of their time and place. And as he companionably guides us through Istanbul's monuments and lost paradises, its dilapidated Ottoman villas, back streets and waterways, he also introduces us to the city's writers, artists and murderers."--Jacket
The museum of innocence by Orhan Pamuk( Book )

39 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 1,885 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 chronicle Kemal's lovelorn progress and his afflicted heart's reactions
Other colors : essays and a story by Orhan Pamuk( Book )

22 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in English and held by 1,258 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 )

13 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and Dutch and held by 784 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 751 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 )

11 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and held by 472 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 )

17 editions published between 1979 and 1986 in 3 languages and held by 416 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
The life of the party by Maureen Freely( Book )

11 editions published between 1984 and 1990 in English and Turkish and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Time Regulation Institute by Ahmet Hamdi Tanpınar( Book )

11 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 310 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"--
Madonna in a fur coat by Sabahattin Ali( Book )

7 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A shy young man leaves his home in rural Turkey to learn a trade and discover life in 1920s Berlin. There, amid the city's bustling streets, elegant museums, passionate politics and seedy cabarets, a chance meeting transforms his life forever. Caught between his desire for freedom and his yearning to belong, he struggles to hold on to the new life he has found"--
My year with the stork club by Maureen Freely( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 266 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
My grandmother : a memoir by Fethiye Çetin( Book )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 255 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
The museum of innocence by Orhan Pamuk( Recording )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Istanbul - 1975. 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 shop girl 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. Some descriptions of violence and some descriptions of sex. 2010
Reckless : a novel by Hasan Ali Toptaş( Book )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 233 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
Snow : a novel by Orhan Pamuk( Recording )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 153 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 )

10 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Freelys Thema ist ädas befremdende Vorurteil gegenüber Mütternä als zentralem Problem des modernen Feminismus. Ihr frischer, herzhafter Zugriff auf Alltag und Rolle von Müttern ist zugleich ironisierender Sozialreport und enthält auch konstruktive Thesen
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 136 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
A useless man : selected stories by Sait Faik( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sait Faik Abasiyanik was born in Adapazari in 1906 and died of cirrhosis in Istanbul in 1954. He wrote twelve books of short stories, two novels, and a book of poetry. His stories celebrate the natural world and trace the plight of iconic characters in society: ancient coffeehouse proprietors and priests, dream-addled fishermen adn poets of the Princes' Isles, lovers and wandering minstrels of another time. Many stories are loosely autobiographical and deal with Sait Faik's frustration with social convention, the relentless pace of westernization, and the slow but steady ethnic cleansing of his city. His fluid, limpid surfaces might seem to be in keeping with the restrictions that the architects of the new Republic placed on language and culture, but the truth lies in their dark, subversive undercurrents
Hrant Dink : an Armenian voice of the voiceless in Turkey by Tuba Tarcan Çandar( Book )

5 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is the biography of Hrant Dink, a Turkish-Armenian journalist and political activist. He worked for the democratic rights of all Turkish citizens, including the right to speak freely about the genocide of Anatolia's Armenians in 1915. As a result of his activism, Dink was assassinated by Turkish nationalists in 2007.As founder and editor-in-chief of the bilingual Turkish-Armenian newspaper, Agos, in 1996, Dink was the first secular voice of Turkey's silenced Christian-Armenian minority. He fought for the democratization of the Turkish political system. This was a risky undertaking, in a country where Armenians live as closed communities; it was also unprecedented in Turkey. Dink was prosecuted three times for "insulting and denigrating Turkishness" and ultimately convicted.The biography is written as an oral history, and assembles a mosaic of memories as told by Dink's family, friends, and comrades. Dink's own "voice," in the form of his writings, is also included. Originally published in Turkey, it is now available for an English-speaking audience on the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide."--Provided by publisher
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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 (245)

German (3)

Chinese (3)

Spanish (2)

Turkish (2)

Danish (1)

Dutch (1)

Istanbul : memories and the cityThe museum of innocenceOther colors : essays and a storyEnlightenmentThe black bookThe other RebeccaMy grandmother : a memoirThe museum of innocence