A look at the sources of inspiration behind "The Museum of Innocence"
Of all the books I had written, "The Museum of Innocence" led most clearly to questions such as: “When did this idea first come to you?”, “What inspired you to write this novel?", "How did you come up with this?”, and so on. As "The Museum of Innocence" is not just a novel, but also a museum in Istanbul that took many years to establish, these questions have become ever more frequent. Here then, is a list of influences, drawn from life, literature, and art.