Orhan Pamuk

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13 October 2006

Neighbourhoods

For Orhan Pamuk, the idea of “neighbourliness” is double-edged: in international relations, it signals peace and cultural engagement, but in society, particularly in the Turkish tradition, it implies provincialism and suspicion. Addressing the Eurozine network, Pamuk holds that cultural journals’ role should be to promote non-conformism.