"A City of Many Pasts Embraces the Future
Lynsey Addario for The New York Times
By RICK LYMAN
Published: September 25, 2005
IN the recently published first volume of memoirs, 'Istanbul: Memories and the City,' Orhan Pamuk describes how a 1950's childhood among Europe-yearning cosmopolitans in the crumbling ruins of the Ottoman Empire helped to shape him as a writer. The key, he said, is to understand the concept of huzun."
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