In this study, Hilmi Yavuz’s work Three Narratives was analyzed with metafiction technique, which is a postmodern expression tool and it was tried to explain how the metafiction technique was applied in the work. Three Narratives are published for the first time in 1995, consists of three different narrative sections as; Taormina (1990, pp. 5-79), Fehmi K.’s Curious Adventures (1991, pp. 81-158) and The Well (1994, pp. 159-214). Producing quality works in many areas of literature and using the historical heritage and tradition; Hilmi Yavuz meets with readers in many ways, such as a writer, narrator, critic and a reader in Three Narratives. The Three Narratives are a work where different metaphorical planes are intertwined, there are tides between spaces, and narrative complexity is experienced by performing language games frequently. It is also a true metafiction written in a postmodern style in which the reader is left with many unanswered questions in his mind. Three Narratives is actually an involuntary journey of the writer to his childhood and his unconscious; thus, the work facilitates an analysis with metafiction techniques proceeding in the light of philosophical and psychological data. The most important feature of Three Narratives which was written in a postmodern style is its plot and narrator. In classical and modern narratives, the narratives containing a strong plot and a certain narrator are replaced by narratives with no certain plot and narrator in postmodern works. Thus, the narrative becomes a literature world where many things remain ambiguous and which needs to be analyzed and comprehended by the reader.


Hilmi Yavuz, Three Narratives, Metafiction.

Author : Maksut YİĞİTBAŞ
Number of pages: 1625-1668
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Turkish Studies - Language and Literature
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