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by O. Z. Livaneli
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Genre Fiction
  • Author:
    O. Z. Livaneli
  • ISBN:
    0312360533
  • ISBN13:
    978-0312360535
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  • Publisher:
    St. Martin's Press (October 17, 2006)
  • Pages:
    288 pages
  • Subcategory:
    Genre Fiction
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  • Rating:
    4.5
  • Votes:
    160
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I loved this book so much that I sent a fan letter to the publisher, and demanded to be introduced to the author when I went to Istanbul. Bliss is fresh, original, and warm-hearted, the work of a cosmopolitan insider and multi-talented artist. Louis de Bernieres, author of Corelli's Mandolin. Livaneli is an essential force in Turkey's musical, cultural and political scene. Orhan Pamuk, Nobel Prize Winner and author of Snow.

Livaneli tawny whisky and inhaled the rich aroma of cognac, mahogany, morocco leather, and tobacco. I am being swept away, he thought, and I’m dragging all the others after m. .The professor always thought in long, complete sentences, as if writing a book or dictating a letter to his secretary.

In Istanbul, a Harvard-educated professor named Irfan lives an elite existence. He has published many books, hosts a radio show, and seems to enjoy success and jet-set freedom. He revolts against the routine of his soulless life, deciding to leave his wealthy wife and Istanbul. He charters a boat to sail the Aegean.

Bliss book This novel by Livaneli really surprised me - a beautiful translation of an amazing story.

Three characters cross paths in O. Livaneli’s Bliss: a professor facing a mid-life crisis; an ex-soldier experiencing PTSD; a young woman condemned to death by her family after being raped. Bliss, translated by Çiğdem Aksoy Fromm, is my first-but certainly not my last-foray into Turkish literature. If I were hoping for a book promoting Turkish tourism, I would be sorely disappointed. Livaneli does not sugarcoat his native country. This novel by Livaneli really surprised me - a beautiful translation of an amazing story.

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In Istanbul, a Harvard-educated professor named Irfan lives an elite existence. He has published many books, hosts a radio show, and seems to enjoy success and jet-set freedom

Meryem, a fifteen-year-old girl, lives in a rural village on the shores of Lake Van in Eastern Turkey  . In Istanbul, a Harvard-educated professor named Irfan lives an elite existence.

Meryem, a fifteen-year-old girl, lives in a rural village on the shores of Lake Van in Eastern Turkey. Her simple life changes dramatically after her uncle, a sheikh in a dervish order, rapes her. She is considered an outcast for shaming her family. When she is locked in a shed and left alone for days, she comes to the painful realization that her family expects her to hang herself with a length of rope left on the dirt floor. But she is defiant.As tradition still has it, a judgment must be made in the name of honor. She is told she is to be taken to Istanbul, a shining city she envisions being just over the nearest mountain. Many girls from her village have "gone to Istanbul," and she assumes it must be a wonderful place since not one has returned. In fact, those girls have been the victims of "honor-killings."Cemal, Meryem's cousin, a commando in the army, has been fighting in the mountains against the rebels. On his return home, he is welcomed as a hero though he has been severely traumatized by his war experiences. His father, who had violated Meryem, chargesCemal with the task ofexecuting his cousin's punishment. As he and Mereym begin their journey, they proceed through the marketplace where the townspeople have gathered, some weeping and others mocking her. In Istanbul, a Harvard-educated professor named Irfan lives an elite existence. He has published manybooks, hosts a radio show, and seems to enjoy success and jet-set freedom. He revolts against the routine of his soulless life, deciding to leave his wealthy wife and Istanbul. He charters a boat to sail the Aegean . By coincidence, his path crosses with that of Meryem and Cemal. They embark on a journey together that fills their hearts with hope and sets them free.Already an international bestseller, this lyrical and moving tale juxtaposes the traditional and modern and draws attention to human rights violations against women in the Middle East.

Skunk Black
This book is a translation from the Turkish, and I think this is a case of something being lost in the translation. It was very choppy, with the stories of three characters whose fates intertwine. The story of the young girl was by far the most interesting and most well developed. The other two characters' tales were missing any subtlety or nuance, with much of the text relating to them being very one dimensional and didactic. I just kept getting the feeling that I was missing something and that there was something else I was meant to 'get', but it wasn't happening. I really wouldn't recommend it very highly.
Doukasa
I bought this book after watching the movie which was really great, though not exactly like the book. There are three main characters-Meryem, Cemal, and the Professor. The author really did a good job with the characterization of Meryem, ok with Cemal, and not so good with the Professor. The parts of the book focusing on the Professor were rather dull. The way that the book ended felt unfinished, like there needs to be a second book. Although, I was not impressed with this book, it did get me interested in learning more about the people of Turkey, especially the women who are part of the traditional muslim families of the east.
Qulcelat
And Turkey is one of those "moderate" Muslim countries. To be fair the book is clear that rural and city areas are not the same. The characters are all well developed and this is one of the best books I have read in a long time.
Dalallador
This book was an eye-opening look into the lives of women in a Muslim country - a look at the humiliation, subjugation, control, and physical abuse to which they are subjected! No country can thrive when 50% of the population is uneducated! The one thing which puzzled me about this book was the fact that the women did not protect each other and help each other. Read it!
Preve
The story line of one of the main characters is very vague about his newly chosen lifestyle. He does have compassion and charity towards those who come into his life but his various relationships are slightly off somehow. It is a good rendition of a society that treats women worse than animals.
Uaoteowi
Very good story of Turkish culture. It compares the culture of rural parts of Turkey with that of the big city as seen through the eyes of a young girl. The interactions of the three main characters is well developed.
Wild Python
Although the historical and cultural context was illuminating, the characterisation and writing style left much room for improvement.
Stunning contrast between urban and rural Turkey accurately depicted in this novel. Couldn't put the book down.