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
THE DIAMOND FOLD

The art of using the right napkin in four steps.

FINDS
WARHOL & BASQUIAT: A COMPLICATED BROMANCE

: "I don't think about art when I'm working. I try to think about life." -Basquiat

CASE SERIES
THROUGH THE EYES OF ANTONY GORMLEY

Take a moment to shut your eyes and allow absolute darkness transport you to Antony Gormley’s latest exhibition in London.
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BLACKOUTS
VENICE

The city that has no roads, just canals lined with Renaissance and Gothic palaces. Maybe the most beautiful city in the world; the city of water…

LOVE LETTERS
FEM GÜÇLÜTÜRK

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SENSES
LEVENT ERDEN

One may say that Levent Erden is rebellious but actually he is trying to explore the “over the top” with his senses.

CITIZENS
ERKAL AKSOY

Everything is well-selected based on personal admiration in the one-of-its-kind Alaturcahouse. Erkal Aksoy, who doesn't like to be in the public sight much, expresses his style in his eclectic gallery.