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The image of a “Superfluous Man” in the context of the problems in the novel “Snow” by Orhan Pamuk

Journal: Studia Humanitatis (Vol.2016, No. 3)

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Page : 16-16

Keywords : Orhan Pamuk; the problem of the hero; a Superfluous Man; lost generation; protagonist; typology of characters; political novel;

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The article analyses the famous novel “Snow” by Orhan Pamuk from atypical positions: the protagonist, a Turkish dissident and poet Ka, is interpreted as a continuation of the type known in Russian classic literature as a “Superfluous Man”. The paper considers attribute symptoms of a “Superfluous Man”. The hypothesis is confirmed by Orhan Pamuk's allusions on the works by Pushkin, Turgenev, Dostoevsky, and Pasternak. The author marks the socio-political parallels between Turkey and Russia emerged in the reader's perception.

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