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This review is from: Istanbul: Memories of a City (Paperback)
This is one for fans of Tarkovsky, Pessoa and Calvino, and other poets of nostalgia. It is as much about the invisible cities of the author's own imagination as the real (although largely vanished) Istanbul he describes, and which are depicted in the (gorgeous, grainy, black and white) photographs in the book. This Istanbul is a place you too will come to inhabit, whether you've been there or not, and which will stay with you, like James Joyce's Dublin. Magical.