Turkish Literature as World Literature

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Essays covering a broad range of genres and ranging from the late Ottoman era to contemporary literature open the debate on the place of Turkish literature in the globalized literary world. Explorations of the multilingual cosmopolitanism of the Ottoman literary scene are complemented by examples of cross-generational intertextual encounters. The renowned poet Nâzim Hikmet is studied from a variety of angles, while contemporary and popular writers such as Orhan Pamuk and Elif Safak are contextualized.

Turkish Literature as World Literature not only fills a significant lacuna in world literary studies but also draws a composite historical, political, and cultural portrait of Turkey in its relations with the broader world.

Bibliographical metadata

Original languageEnglish
PublisherBloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages256
ISBN (Print)9781501358012
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Publication series

NameLiteratures as World Literature