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Friday, December 16, 2005

The Subject Was Genocide

By the time you read this, Orhan Pamuk's future may have already been decided. Pamuk, an amazing Turkish writer whose works leave many a Western novelist in the dust, will stand before a Turkish judge today for the crime of "publicly denigrating Turkish identity." As Pamuk explains in this week's New Yorker, he came under attack after publicly talking about the highly taboo subject of the Turkish slaughter -- many believe genocide -- of Ottoman Armenians during WWI. I read Pamuk's "Snow" last year, and it blew me away, so I will be surely checking on the trial's outcome throughout the day. (Image via