Modernism Disfigured: Turkish Literature and the "Other West"

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Abstract

Turkey constitutes something of an aporia on the critical-modernist typological grid. The problem presented by the idea of "Turkish modernism" involves the possibility of addressing the absence of an authentic Turkish modernism within national-critical discourse itself. While Turkey certainly has generated various recognizably modernist aesthetic practices, these have certainly not coalesced into a contemporaneous, continuous modernist movement that can neatly be aligned with transnationalized modernisms derived from European and Euro-American orbits of influence. This article explores the alliance between conservatism and the "other West" in the writings of Ahmet Hamdi Tanpi{dotless}nar, Ismayil Hakki{dotless} Baltaci{dotless}oĝlu, and Necip Fazi{dotless}l Ki{dotless}sakürek.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Oxford Handbook of Global Modernisms
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780199968800
ISBN (Print)9780195338904
DOIs
StatePublished - May 21 2012

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  • Arts and Humanities(all)

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