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Neither Shiraz nor Paris


Papers on Modern Turkish Literature


This collection of essays concerns Ottoman literature in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Mingnon raises questions about commonly-accepted assumptions about the nature of Ottoman literary history.
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
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SKU (ISBN): 978-1-61719-116-9
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Publication Status: In Print

Publication Date: Jun 24,2010
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Page Count: 118
Language: English
ISBN: 978-1-61719-116-9
$118.00
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Professor of Turkish literature, Laurent Mignon writes on aspects of Ottoman literary production in this collection of essays. The title Neither Shiraz nor Paris reminds the reader that Ottoman Empire literature was unique, seperate from both the Persian and the European, even if both contributed to stages of its development. Mignon’s essays here consider the role of religious minorities in the Turkish literary canon, Ottoman perceptions of Europe in travel writing, Ottoman history writing and Ottoman love poetry amongst other subjects. Bringing these together are the interaction between European and Ottoman literature, the modern notion of a “national literature” and the official historiography of Turkish literature. Mignon seeks to promote a re-reading of aspects of Turkish literary studies which have been thus far accepted as fact.

Professor of Turkish literature, Laurent Mignon writes on aspects of Ottoman literary production in this collection of essays. The title Neither Shiraz nor Paris reminds the reader that Ottoman Empire literature was unique, seperate from both the Persian and the European, even if both contributed to stages of its development. Mignon’s essays here consider the role of religious minorities in the Turkish literary canon, Ottoman perceptions of Europe in travel writing, Ottoman history writing and Ottoman love poetry amongst other subjects. Bringing these together are the interaction between European and Ottoman literature, the modern notion of a “national literature” and the official historiography of Turkish literature. Mignon seeks to promote a re-reading of aspects of Turkish literary studies which have been thus far accepted as fact.

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  • TABLE OF CONTENTS (page 8)
  • I.SOME INTRODUCTORY CONSIDERATIONS ON LITERARY LANDSCAPES BEYOND SHIRAZ AND PARIS (page 11)
  • 2.LOST VOICES:RELIGIOUS MINORITIES AND THE LITERARY CANON IN TURKEY (page 17)
  • 3.WRITING AGAINST THE WEST?ON AUTHENTICITY AND APPROPRIATION IN POST-TANZIMAT LITERATURE (page 29)
  • 4.PORTRAIT OF THE TRAVELLER AS A YOUNG MAN:MUSTAFA SAMI EFENDI AND HIS ESSAY ON EUROPE (page 39)
  • 5.HISTORY BEYOND PROSE AND POETRY:ALI KEMAL AND THE OTTOMAN HISTORIOGRAPHICAL TRADITION (page 53)
  • 6.L'HERITAGE SYMBOLISTE BELGE EN TURQUIE:EMILE VERHAREN ET AHMET HASIM (page 63)
  • 7.YAHYA KEMAL AND JEAN MOREAS:FROM IMITATION TO APPROPRIATION (page 71)
  • 8.LOVE THE POETRY OF THE FIVE SYLLABISTS (page 79)
  • 9.AVENGING AZIYADE:ON ASPECTS OF NAZIM HIKMET,S LOVE POETRY (page 105)
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