The milieu of an author is crucial for understanding the formation and comprehension of a literary work. In this sense knowing the places where the author spends his time, such as tea houses, coffee shops, restaurants, hotels and bookstores, and also being familiar with the cultural environment in these places makes the reader more informed about the details that the author uses in his/her works. In the introduction part of this article, information about the relation among the author, literary work and place, and an evaluation about the concepts “place, literary milieu and gathering-place” with their similarities and differences are presented. After that there is an attempt of evaluating the places based on the journals that Hüseyin Su, a contemporary Turkish storywriter, kept in between the years 1980 and 1993. In this part, a general view about the journals is given and then the places which are mentioned in the journals are detected and introduced. Their physical features and sharings among the people gathering in these places are examined. Based on the journals, firstly the change in the publication policy of Edebiyat Journal in the years just after the 1980 Coup, secondly how the writers split up, and finally the personality of Nuri Pakdil and his effect on Hüseyin Su are discussed. Some comments are made about the reasons behind Nuri Pakdil’s behavior and attitudes. In the conclusion of the article, the places narrated in Takvim Yırtıkları, and the conclusions about the cultural and ideological environment in these places are presented as a whole.
Hüseyin Su, Takvim Yırtıkları (Calendar Rips), Nuri Pakdil, Edebiyat Journal, Place, Culture, Ideolo
|Yazar:||İsmail Alper KUMSAR -|