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El arquitecto del universo By Elif Shafak El arquitecto del universo From the acclaimed author of The Bastard of Istanbul a colorful magical tale set during the height of the Ottoman Empire In her latest novel Turkey s preeminent female writer spins an epic tale spa
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  • El arquitecto del universo By Elif Shafak From the acclaimed author of The Bastard of Istanbul, a colorful, magical tale set during the height of the Ottoman Empire In her latest novel, Turkey s preeminent female writer spins an epic tale spanning nearly a century in the life of the Ottoman Empire In 1540, twelve year old Jahan arrives in Istanbul As an animal tamer in the sultan s menagerie, he looks after theFrom the acclaimed author of The Bastard of Istanbul, a colorful, magical tale set during the height of the Ottoman Empire In her latest novel, Turkey s preeminent female writer spins an epic tale spanning nearly a century in the life of the Ottoman Empire In 1540, twelve year old Jahan arrives in Istanbul As an animal tamer in the sultan s menagerie, he looks after the exceptionally smart elephant Chota and befriends and falls for the sultan s beautiful daughter, Princess Mihrimah A palace education leads Jahan to Mimar Sinan, the empire s chief architect, who takes Jahan under his wing as they construct with Chota s help some of the most magnificent buildings in history Yet even as they build Sinan s triumphant masterpieces the incredible Suleymaniye and Selimiye mosques dangerous undercurrents begin to emerge, with jealousy erupting among Sinan s four apprentices A memorable story of artistic freedom, creativity, and the clash between science and fundamentalism, Shafak s intricate novel brims with vibrant characters, intriguing adventure, and the lavish backdrop of the Ottoman court, where love and loyalty are no match for raw power.
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    1. Elif Shafak

      Elif Shafak was born in Strasbourg, France, in 1971 She is an award winning novelist and the most widely read woman writer in Turkey Critics have named her as one of the most distinctive voices in contemporary Turkish and world literature Her books have been translated into than 40 languages and she was awarded the honorary distinction of Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters.Shafak has published thirteen books, nine of which are novels She writes fiction in both Turkish and English Shafak blends Western and Eastern traditions of storytelling, bringing out the myriad stories of women, minorities, immigrants, subcultures, youth and global souls Her work draws on diverse cultures and literary traditions, as well as deep interest in history, philosophy, Sufism, oral culture, and cultural politics Shafak s writing breaks down categories, clich s, and cultural ghettoes She also has a keen eye for black humor Shafak s first novel, Pinhan The Mystic was awarded the Rumi Prize in 1998, which is given to the best work in mystical literature in Turkey Her second novel, ehrin Aynalar Mirrors of the City , brings together Jewish and Islamic mysticism against a historical setting in the 17th century Mediterranean Shafak greatly increased her readership with her novel Mahrem The Gaze , which earned her the Best Novel Turkish Writers Union Prize in 2000 Her next novel, Bit Palas The Flea Palace , has been a bestseller in Turkey and was shortlisted for the Independent Best Fiction Award.Shafak wrote her next novel in English The Saint of Incipient Insanities was published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux Her second novel written in English is The Bastard of Istanbul, which was the bestselling book of 2006 in Turkey and was longlisted for the Orange prize The novel, which tells the story of an Armenian and a Turkish family through the eyes of women, brought Shafak under prosecution but the charges were ultimately dismissed.Following the birth of her daughter in 2006 she suffered from post natal depression, an experience she addressed in her first autobiographical book, Black Milk In this book Shafak explored the beauties and difficulties of being a writer and a mother The book was received with great interest and acclaim by critics and readers alike, being an instant bestseller Shafak s next novel focused on Love and love East West, past present, spiritual mundane, all in the light of Rumi and Shams of Tabriz The Forty Rules of Love sold over 750 k copies, becoming an all time best seller in Turkey and in France awarded with the Prix ALEF Mention Sp ciale Litt rature Etrang re It is also nominated for 2012 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award.Her latest novel published in English, Iskender Honour , has topped the best seller lists and has been acclaimed by both critics and readers of various ages and backgrounds The novel has opened up a vivid debate in Turkey about family, love, freedom, redemption and the construct of masculinity It is the winner of the 2013 Prix Relay des voyageurs in France nominated for 2012 Man Asian Literary Prize, 2013 Women s Prize for Fiction and 2014 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award.Her most recent novel Ustam ve Ben 2013 December revolves around the life of Mimar Sinan, the most famous Ottoman architect and opens up important debates on power, creativity, artistic freedom and bigotry Besides writing fiction, Shafak is an active political commentator, columnist and public speaker She is a regular contributor to major newspapers in Turkey and has been featured in major newspapers and periodicals, including The Guardian, The New York Times, The Independent, and The World Post Huffington Post She has taught at various universities in Turkey, UK and USA Having graduated from the program in International Relations at Middle East Technical University, she holds a Masters degree in Gender and Women s Studies and a Ph.D in Politic

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    1. The Architect s Apprentice is the latest historical novel by Turkish author Elif Shafak The author said that that a 1559 painting of Sultan Sulieman standing, an elephant in the background was the inspiration of the novel.The story goes as the indian boy Jahan sneaks into a ship that traveled to istanbul to deliver an elephant a gift from the Maharaja to the Sultan Then he became the tamer of the elephant at the Sultan s Palace The elephant then joins the chief Ottoman Architect Sinan, to transf [...]

    2. Wow, how to best describe his book This book is special It has stunning writing that stretches how you see the world around you It gets you thinking in new ways, comparing Eastern versus Western modes of reasoning exciting events I thought the book was going to end and then realized there were three hours left There was much to what had happened than I had realized I came to understand I needed to know much the feel, it captures the atmosphere, of Istanbul in the 1500s A world that I don t kno [...]

    3. 5 Nemam rije i kojom bih opisala ovaj roman razmi ljam o tome da ga opet krenem itati toliko lijepih misli, odli na rekonstrukcija doga aja, pri a o ivotima tri sultana, mimaru Sinanu, njegovim pomo nicima pri a o ivotu jednog dje aka koji iz Indije dolazi u Carstvo i postaje jedan od najboljih neimara pri a o velikoj ljubavi, velikom prijateljstvu i svim isku enjima koja ivot donosi.

    4. Voando e DeambulandoRecostada no meu sof de leitura sobrevoo pal cios, princesas, sultanas e sult es, homens rudes e perigosos, ciganos, elefantes guerreiros, tigres, ursose n o me apetece aterrar Nota Esta foi uma review sentida, mas algo pregui osa Segue se uma nova review igualmente sentida mas menos pregui osa Irm os de LeiteEsta a est ria do jovem Jahan e de Chota, um elefante branco, seu irm o de leite.Irm os de Leite Um rapaz e um elefante Ter o partilhado a mesma ama Ou ser que Jahan foi [...]

    5. Dac oamenii ar tr i ca animalele, f r s se g ndeasc la trecut sau la viitor i f r iruri dup iruri de minciuni i n el ciuni, lumea ar fi un loc mai pa nic, i, poate mai fericit Un roman frumos ca un basm Fie ca lumea s curg tocmai ca o ap , spunea marele ucenic Sinan.A a a curs i aceast minunat poveste n sufletul meu o ap.Dac a fi avut mai multe stelu ele a fi acordat Pentru magie, pentru povestea minunat pe care am tr it o timp de trei zile i pentru c orice minune dureaz doar trei zile m trezesc [...]

    6. First, let s bask in the beauty of the cover Quite a sight, isn t it Anyway, this book reminded me a lot of The Golem and the Jinni tGatJ They are both historical fictions that take place in cosmopolitan cities told through the eyes of immigrants In this case an Indian elephant trainer, Jahan, arriving in Ottoman Istanbul with a gift for Suleiman the Magnificent from a foreign Shah We see the fascinating world of 16th and early 17th century Istanbul through his eyes as Jahan is taken under the w [...]

    7. I cannot even begin to express how absolutely beautiful this book is Everything, from the writing to the historical background, is so sublimely put to paper, it touches the reader so many times, that this has become one of those works for which I find myself incapable of conjuring enough words of praise I have cried two times during the story, which says a lot about how delicately it tugs at your heartstrings making beauty out of every ugly feeling that it touches I wish I could retain every wor [...]

    8. This novel has poetry under its skin without being direct about it, Shafak beguilingly invites you to experience life as a poemWhen you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy RumiThis subtle narrative sensibility transforms events into gestures behind my eyes like a dance Poetry is a retreat for me, a consolation, and so I found this book, reassuringly long, consoling, passing sweet like the cherry blossoms that opened and fell around London while I was reading it The re [...]

    9. Godina se polako bri i kraju, ubrzo emo razgovarati o knjigama koje smo pro itali u 2015 i koje su nam bile najbolje, koje su nas se najvi e dojmile, a ja u tada, zasigurno, spomnuti upravo ovu Mimarov egrt je knjiga koja me ve od svog po etka podsjetila na ono za to u stvari tako volimo knjige, a to je mogu nost da, itaju i, u emo u neki drugi svijet, neko drugo doba, neki drugi ivot Naravno, itali smo dosta knjiga ija se radnja odvija u Istanbulu, u doba poznatih sultana, ali ve ina njih svoju [...]

    10. I ve challenged myself to read books by International authors, I think it makes my world expansive, it requires a certain sensibility And not just Irish mysteries or Swedish stories about quirky geriatrics, though they are highly entertaining, but literature with a capital L So when The Architect s Apprentice started popping up on must read lists, I stepped right up I like my history with a side of fiction and given architecture is at this novel s heart, I was sold.What I found is that this s [...]

    11. Politikay b rak n kad n yaz yor arkada Daha nceki kitaplar kadar edebi de il belki ama hikaye g zel, ak c ve okumas keyifli.Hikaye arak falan de il, stelik Sinan ve o d nem hakk nda hayal g c n z zorlayan ve merak uyand ran detaylar var nyarg s z yakla n, eminim seveceksiniz.

    12. Sino sam pro itala ovu knjigu i nisam znala ta napisati, ostala sam bez teksta Samo sam razmi ljala o tome kako ovu knjigu moram makar jo jednom pro itati, moram upiti to vi e detalja, jo jednom biti dio ove prelijepe pri e Definitivno knjiga koja se ne zaboravlja.

    13. May the world flow like water, Sinan used to say I can only hope that this story, too, will flow like water in the hearts of its readers Elif Shafak about The Architect s Apprentice That was the last phrase in the author s note, and for that for many other reasons I gave it that rating The novel is huge 452 pages , to keep reading such a lengthy work you need it to be flawless.is novel definitely lacks that style While the characters are well illustrated, it lacks the thrill to push you to keep [...]

    14. Predivna knjiga Bogata povijesnim detaljima, posvecena umjetnosti, graditeljstvu i znanju, govori o neizmjernoj ljubavi prema zivotinji slonu i ljubavi prema nedostupnoj zeni s intrigantnim zapletimaTakodjer obiluje divnim citatima Kako se samo brzo stvari mijenjaju i kako nisko padaju ljudi s takvih visina.Cak i oni za koje si mislio da nikada nece Ili,mozda, posebno oni Kao da postoje dva nevidljiva luka djelima i rijecima se uspinjemo, djelima i rijecima padamo Preporuka svim ljubiteljima pov [...]

    15. This book is one of the few books I ve read and was immediately sucked into the story ,it delivers in rich details what Istanbul was like in the 1500s under the reign of the most powerful Ottoman sultanWe follow jahan a young boy who escaped from home and his elephant chotaough the story stretches on a long period of time which is the life of jahan until he is very old I found it very enjoyable and it didn t get boring in any parte book isn t mainly about architecture though it is present and th [...]

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