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Adil, Alev. “Translating Orhan Pamuk.” Times Literary Supplement, no. 5008 (26 March 1999): 17.

Adil responds to Güneli Gün's defense of her use of colloquial American English in her translations of Pamuk's novels.

Freely, Maureen. Review of Snow, by Orhan Pamuk. Cornucopia 5, no. 26 (2002): 42.

Freely evaluates the strengths and weaknesses of Snow.

Innes, Charlotte. “Istanbul Expressed.” Nation 260, no. 12 (27 March 1995): 425-28.

Innes offers a positive assessment of The Black Book and discusses the novel's examination of the universal quest for identity.

LeClair, Tom. “Nabokov in Anatolia.” Nation 264, no. 13 (7 April 1997): 38-9.

LeClair compares and contrasts Pamuk's The New Life with the novels of Vladimir Nabokov.

Mason, David. “Letter from Turkey.” Hudson Review 55, no. 2 (summer 2002): 182-93.

Mason discusses his recent travels to Turkey and his meeting with Pamuk while in Istanbul.

McGrath, Patrick. “Dark and Fantastic Invention.” Washington Post Book World 25, no. 7 (12 February 1995): 6.

McGrath explores the theme of modern Turkish identity in The Black Book, describing the novel as “a sustained metaphysical disquisition on themes of memory and identity.”

Morrow, Bradford. “Falling between the Pages.” Washington Post Book World 27, no. 28 (13 July 1997): 11.

Morrow praises The New Life as “a stylish, allegorical evocation of contemporary Turkey poised on the brink of transformation.”

Additional coverage of Pamuk's life and career is contained in the following sources published by the Gale Group: Contemporary Authors, Vol. 142; Contemporary Authors New Revision Series, Vol. 75; Contemporary World Writers, Ed. 2; and Literature Resource Center.

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