Spy of the First Person,
SAM SHEPARD
The final work from the Pulitzer Prize winning writer, actor, and musician, drawn from his transformative last days.
Editor: Ali Tufan Koç

Vivid, hunting, and deeply moving, Spy of the First Person takes us from the sculpted gardens of a renowned clinic in Arizona to a condemned building on New York City’s Avenue C.

It is an unflinching expression of the vulnerabilities that make us human – and an unbound celebration of family and life.

Shepard began working on Spy of the First Person in 2016. His first drafts were written by hand, as he was no longer to use a typewriter due to complications of ALS. When handwriting became impossible, he recorded segments of the book, which were then transcribed by his family. He dictated remaining pages when recording became too difficult. Sam’s longtime friend Patti Smith assisted him in editing the manuscript. He reviewed the book with his family and dictated his final edits a few days before he passed away on July 27, 2017.

FROM THE ARCHIVES
FEASTS
FINDS
CASE SERIES
ALL ARCHIVES
FROM THE ARCHIVES
FEASTS
CHILLI PEPPER

While learning the key parts of using the Chilli pepper as an ingredient, we get the recipe of shrimp dish with chilli peppers and tarragon, which is very suitable for the Valentine’s Day.

FINDS
EVERYDAY IS MORE SPECIAL THAN ANY SPECIAL OCCASION

While leafing through the pages of “Bringing Nature Home”, one directly remembers how ‘everyday is more special than any special occasion’.

CASE SERIES
AH AH AH

We fondly exhibit artist Manolya Çeliker’s artworks, which are rich in both visual and content.

BLACKOUTS
BARCELONA

The capital of Catalonia, is a Mediterranean and cosmopolitan city known for its art and architecture.

LOVE LETTERS
DİLAN BOZYEL

Photographer Dilan Bozyel declares her love for Beirut, for which she is writing a book about.

SENSES
ONUR BAŞTÜRK

While getting to know the columnist Onur Baştürk’s five senses, we discovered some secrets about him.

CITIZENS
CANA GÜRMEN

We meet the accomplished pianist Cana Gürmen in her house to talk about classical music, a 60-year-old Istanbul and love.