The Black Book (1990 novel) - Mystery of Letters and Loss of Mystery - Discovery of the Mystery Summary & Analysis

Pamuk, Orhan
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Galip’s examination of the photos ends in “Mystery of Letters and Loss of Mystery”. Galip, in an attempt to be more like the detectives in Rüya’s novels, starts to think about the letters and face meanings. He reads about Fazlallah and the creation of Hurufism, and how to read the letters in the face. “The origin of Being, its Meaning, and the material aspect of God were distinguishable in Letters that were clearly written in the faces of men” (259). He realizes he needs to understand the mystery of letters in order to understand the world. He understands that his happy life with Rüya is over. He finds a book by F.M. Üçüncü, which discussed the battle between East and West and the loss of mystery in culture. Without...

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