Spy of the First Person,
SAM SHEPARD
The final work from the Pulitzer Prize winning writer, actor, and musician, drawn from his transformative last days.
Editor: Ali Tufan Koç

Vivid, hunting, and deeply moving, Spy of the First Person takes us from the sculpted gardens of a renowned clinic in Arizona to a condemned building on New York City’s Avenue C.

It is an unflinching expression of the vulnerabilities that make us human – and an unbound celebration of family and life.

Shepard began working on Spy of the First Person in 2016. His first drafts were written by hand, as he was no longer to use a typewriter due to complications of ALS. When handwriting became impossible, he recorded segments of the book, which were then transcribed by his family. He dictated remaining pages when recording became too difficult. Sam’s longtime friend Patti Smith assisted him in editing the manuscript. He reviewed the book with his family and dictated his final edits a few days before he passed away on July 27, 2017.

FROM THE ARCHIVES
FEASTS
FINDS
CASE SERIES
ALL ARCHIVES
FROM THE ARCHIVES
FEASTS
A KITCHEN TOOL: ZESTER

Why is Zester, a must-have for any cook’s knife case, so important?

FINDS
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.

CASE SERIES
PRE-FALL’19 MEN COLLECTION IS ON VIEW

Sanayi313’s Pre-Fall Men Collection is on view at Milan these days.

BLACKOUTS
MIAMI

“The Magic City” with spectacular sunsets, warm breezes and soft waters…

LOVE LETTERS
ALP İŞMEN

Painter Alp İşmen declares his love to love with once again a love letter.

SENSES
YEŞİM GÜRER OYMAK

The interview we did with Yeşim Gürer Oymak on the "hearing" sense was very different because of her relationship with music.

CITIZENS
CANA GÜRMEN

Ulus’un sokaklarında, günün hızı ile keyfi arasında gidip gelen insanların arasında yürüyoruz. Birazdan, adeta şehrin o modern ama vakur yüzünü ayakta tutan muhit binalarının tam ortasında, arkeolojinin, bitmeyen bir aşkın ve klasik müziğin olduğu bir eve gireceğiz. Piyanist Cana Gürmen’in evine.