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    Rapture and Revolution Essays on Turkish Literature

    ISBN-10: 0815631464
    ISBN-13: 9780815631460
    Author(s): Talat S. Halman, Jayne L. Warner
    Description: The articles contained in this volume collectively provide a critical overview of Turkish literature from its earliest phases in the sixth century through the Republican period, with pieces detailing literature from the Ottoman Empire to essays  More...
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    Publisher: Syracuse University Press
    Binding: Hardcover
    Pages: 403
    Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
    Weight: 1.738
    Language: English

    The articles contained in this volume collectively provide a critical overview of Turkish literature from its earliest phases in the sixth century through the Republican period, with pieces detailing literature from the Ottoman Empire to essays dealing with Turkish Literature and Europeanization. In so doing, the author illustrates the evolution of Turkish culture as reflected in the literary experience. development of drama from Karagoz and Orta oyunu to contemporary Western theater, the propaganda functions of poetry, and the important role of folk literature. In addition, the volume focuses on some of the leading figures of Turkish literature, from Mevlana Celaleddin Rumi, Yunus Emre, and Suleyman the Magnificent to Sait Faik and modern poets such as Nazim Hikmet, Orhan Veli Kanik, and Melih Cevdet Anday.

    An Editor's Overview
    A Pioneer's Notes
    Note on Turkish Spelling and Names . Organizational Note
    Myths and Monoliths
    The Ancient and Ottoman Legacy
    Islamic Themes in Turkish Poetry: Imitations and Mutations
    Rapture and Revolution: Poetry of the Islamic Near East
    Near Eastern Literatures: A Generation of Renewal
    Death and Rebirth of Myths in Near Eastern Literatures
    Turkish Literature in the 1960s
    Turkish Literature: Modes of Modernity
    Critics, Dramatics, Poetics
    The Evolution of Turkish Drama
    Comic Spirit in the Turkish Theater
    Poetry and Society: Propaganda Functions of Poetry in the Turkish Experience
    Big Town Blues: Peasants "Abroad" in Turkish Literature
    The Heart of the Turkish Tale: Fun and Fantasy for All Ages
    Turkish Poetry
    Mystics and Modern Masters
    Passions of the Mystic Mind: Rumi's Poetry and Philosophy
    The Turk in Rumi / Rumi in Turkey
    Yunus Emre's Humanism
    Yunus Emre: A Triumph of Humanism
    Suleyman the Magnificent: Poet
    Nazim Hikmet: Lyricist As Iconoclast
    "I Am Listening to Istanbul": Orhan Veli Kanik
    "On the Nomad Sea": Melih Cevdet Anday
    Voices of Memory: Oktay Rifat
    Sait Faik: The Fiction of a Flaneur
    Index
    Biographical Notes
    Acknowledgments

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