Går man til blending-teorien som jeg har skrevet meget om især i det første års blogindlæg, så er der med Pamuks forklaring tydeligvis tale om det der i teorien kaldes "double scope blending" - den form for kreativ konceptuelt mix som kendetegner mange former for "dyb" kreativ kunst."The Museum of Innocence" chronicles the love story of Kemal, an upper-class person, a person who is occasionally described as high-society. He is 30 years old in 1975 and chronicles his infatuation with a distant relative, a twice removed cousin, Fusun, an 18 year-old shop girl, but very beautiful. As sort of a compensation for his failure to get her hand, he collects everything he can get that Fusun touches, and in the end he makes a museum of the objects that their story is associated with.My "Museum of Innocence" is a real museum too, which tries to pin down all these objects. I've been collecting things for this museum almost for six years. I bought a house which is actually where this part of the story has been taking place since about ten years ago. I converted it into a museum so the "Museum of Innocence" is both a museum and a novel.The enjoyment of the novel and the enjoyment of the would-be museum are two entirely different things. The museum is not an illustration of the novel and the novel is not an explanation of the museum. They are two representations of one single story perhaps.
The double-scope network has inputs with different (and often clashing) organizing frames as well as an organizing frame for the blend that includes parts of each of these frames. In such networks both organizing frames make central contributions to the blend, and thier sharp differences offer the posibility of rich clashes. Far from blocking the construction of the network, such clashes offer challenges to the imagination; indeed the resulting blend can be highly creativ.
Ideen til "museet" fik han for mere end 10 år siden, samtidig med at han fik ideen til romanen. Den blev en bestseller og var hans første roman efter han i 2006 fik Nobelprisen i litteratur.
Romanens hovedperson, den ulykkeligt forelskede Kemal, er en slags fetichist i extra large udgave, og i romanens historie ender det med at han bygger museet til sin stadig voksende samling af "souvenirs" som skal minde ham om den lykke han følte så stærkt ved en kærlighedsaffære, men som han så mistede igen da forholdet gik i stykker.
The real life museum contains odds and ends that Pamuk collected from Cukurcuma junk shops, family and other donors. There are china dog figurines, old shaving kits and a wind-up film projector.
A toothbrush collection, which features in the novel, was contributed by its real-life owner.
Pride of place goes to Kemal’s lover’s 4,213 cigarette butts, lovingly dated, archived and gently pinned to a canvas that occupies a full wall. Pamuk described the painstaking process of vacuuming out the tobacco to prevent worms. (...)
While the project is distinctly personal, Pamuk insisted it is not autobiographical.
According to Pamuk, his museum stands as a documentary chronicle of middle-class life in İstanbul starting from the 1970s to the present day. “Old movie tickets, bus tickets, official documents that İstanbulites were required to hold, bank account books -- all sorts of documents and papers we used in our daily lives, as well as paintings, photographs and all sorts of objects, from salt shakers to clothes and kitchenware, are housed in this museum,” Pamuk said.Museet var planlagt til at åbne samtidig med at romanen udkom. Men det tog Pamuk - som arbejdede tæt sammen med et broget hold af arkitekter, kunstner og designere - fire år mere at gøre projektet færdigt.
The objects and ephemera showcased in the museum are organized into 83 showcases, each corresponding to one of the 83 parts of the novel.
The museum will take approximately 40 minutes to visit and have room for 70 visitors at a time, Pamuk explained.
Readers who already have the book will be able to use the ticket printed on the book’s cover for entrance.
Han fortæller at hans Nobleprispenge - 1 million euro - alle er blevet brugt på museumsprojektet. Og at roylties for romanen vil gå til vedligeholdelse og drift.
What a story!
Måske skulle man tage sig tid til en blandet romanformidlende erindringsrejse til Istanbuls nyeste fiktionsmuseum.
Men først skal romanen inhaleres som sommerferielæsning!