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June 6, 2012 6:25 AM   Subscribe

For his 2008 novel The Museum of Innocence, about a man who obsessively collects objects associated with his beloved and eventually creates a museum of those objects in his beloved's old house, Nobel laureate Orhan Pamuk has built a museum in a house in Istanbul containing the objects mentioned in the novel, including a half-eaten ice cream cone (made of plastic) and 4,213 cigarette stubs, complete with lipstick and ice cream stains. Elif Batuman reports on how the museum, which opened in April, came to be.
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As captured in song by Daniel Johnston
posted by bgribble at 6:51 AM on June 6, 2012 [1 favorite]

Apparently, it costs more to go if you're not Turkish (scroll down just a bit)
posted by deadbilly at 1:05 PM on June 6, 2012 [1 favorite]

Elif Batuman is my favourite essayist these days.
posted by ovvl at 3:43 PM on June 6, 2012 [1 favorite]


Do you read her surreal twitter feed?
posted by lukemeister at 7:23 PM on June 6, 2012

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