My name is Orhan

Orhan Pamuk. He is an acclaimed Turkish writer whose book “My name is Red” I am reading at the moment, recommended by a member of Team Biz Dev. A very introspective writer with a lot of Milan Kundera about him. Unfortunately the library has demanded the book back.

There is a line in the chapter “My name is Tree” which reminded me of something a famous English painter (I think it was David Hockney) said on telly t’other day. In the book the painting of a tree was saying “I don’t want to be a tree. I want to be the meaning of a tree.” Hockney similarly said of a particular painting that he followed the Chinese discipline of not drawing a tree, but drawing a tree-ness

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  1. It’s all way too deep for me. 😛

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