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Freely, Maureen 1952-

Works: 49 works in 258 publications in 7 languages and 14,207 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Domestic fiction  History  Political fiction  Interviews  Satire  Detective and mystery fiction  Romance fiction  Legal stories 
Roles: Author, Translator
Classifications: PL248.P34, 894.3533
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Most widely held works about Maureen Freely
Most widely held works by Maureen Freely
Istanbul : memories and the city by Orhan Pamuk( Book )

16 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and Chinese and held by 1,954 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 )

29 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 1,861 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 )

21 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in English and held by 1,267 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 3 languages and held by 892 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 )

8 editions published in 2006 in English and Chinese and held by 749 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 )

8 editions published between 1996 and 2000 in English and held by 503 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 )

14 editions published between 1979 and 1986 in English and Danish and held by 430 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 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Time Regulation Institute by Ahmet Hamdi Tanpınar( Book )

5 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 302 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"--
My year with the stork club by Maureen Freely( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 285 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 264 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 )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 259 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
Reckless : a novel by Hasan Ali Toptaş( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 205 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 )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 161 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 )

9 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 139 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 )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The stork club by Maureen Freely( Book )

9 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mike and Laura settle in San Francisco, and with the birth of their first child fall prey to an insidious public menace: a support group of professional mothers so deeply organized, so conversant with the impenetrable rules of progressive green nurseries, that their power is irresistible
A useless man : selected stories by Sait Faik( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 82 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 )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Angry in Piraeus by Maureen Freely( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
Maureen Freely American writer

Maureen Freely Amerikaans taalkundige

Maureen Freely scriptor, interpres


English (167)

German (3)

Turkish (3)

Chinese (2)

Spanish (1)

Dutch (1)

Danish (1)

The museum of innocenceOther colors : essays and a storyEnlightenmentThe black bookThe other RebeccaMy grandmother : a memoirThe museum of innocenceSnow a novel