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  • Published: 15 September 2012
  • ISBN: 9781742538488
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook

What Our Minds Do When We Read Novels: Penguin Special


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What happens within us when we read a novel? And how does a novel create its unique effects, so distinct from those of a painting, a film, or a poem? Anyone who has known the pleasure of becoming immersed in a novel will enjoy, and learn from, this perceptive essay by one of the modern masters of the art. In this inspired, thoughtful, deeply personal essay, from his Charles Eliot Norton lecture series collected as The Naive and the Sentimental Novelist, Orhan Pamuk takes us into the worlds of the writer and the reader, revealing their intimate connections.

'He writes with an effortless authority, and deeply literate sophistications.' Peter Craven, The Age

  • Pub date: 15 September 2012
  • ISBN: 9781742538488
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook

About the Author

Orhan Pamuk

Orhan Pamuk, one of the world's major living novelists, won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1996.

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