Rapture and Revolution Essays on Turkish Literature

ISBN-10: 0815631464
ISBN-13: 9780815631460
Edition: 2007
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Book details

List price: $59.95
Copyright year: 2007
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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