DEBORAH LEVY – HOT MILK
After reading “Things I Don’t Want to Know” by Deborah Levy, it is impossible to resist reading another novel by the author.
Editor: Sidni Karavil

Since Deborah Levy’s book “Things I don’t Want to Know” was a big inspiration for my writing life, I wanted to read other books by her. She calls this book her “living autobiography”, telling about her childhood in South Africa and her teenage years in England where she felt like she was in “exile”.

These days, I am reading her novel “Hot Milk”, whose narrator Sofia is in a bar on the beach in Southern Spain. She drops her laptop and the screen is shattered. “My laptop has all my life in it and knows more about me than anyone else. So, what I am saying is that if it is broken, so am I.” Then we begin to learn about Sofia’s life, which is on hold because of her mother’s illness and her father’s abandonment. Hot Milk is a rich novel going deep into Sofia’s life revealing truth and identity.

FROM THE ARCHIVES
FEASTS
FINDS
CASE SERIES
ALL ARCHIVES
FROM THE ARCHIVES
FEASTS
THE DIAMOND FOLD

The art of using the right napkin in four steps.

FINDS
THE BARBICAN CENTRE

Is the Barbican Centre, one of the greatest examples of brutalist architecture, a monument of ugliness or an architectural gem?

CASE SERIES
MEMOR(Y)IAL DESTRUCTION

The art month in Istanbul is September and for me it took a start with the exhibition “Memor(y)ial Destruction”.

BLACKOUTS
SEGOVIA

‘In Medina del Campo the history of Spain can be experienced on its streets, its public places and in the cluster of historical buildings in the city center. This is the city of Isabella, Queen of Spain.’

LOVE LETTERS
FEM GÜÇLÜTÜRK

The love letter to Çıtlık Ağacı (Turpentine Tree) that botanist Fem Güçlütürk wrote is reflecting something beyond the love that we know.

SENSES
AYŞE BOYNER

We feel Ayşe Boyner’s high energy through all of her senses.

CITIZENS
NURAY ADA

Best friend, a local break spot, a deep relaxing breath, or maybe a handful of mud ready to be shaped…