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Anjaria, Keya (2015) 'The Dandy and the Coup: Politics of Literature in the post-1980 Turkish Novel, Üç Beş Kişi.' Middle Eastern Literatures, 17 (3). pp. 263-282.

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This article traces the role of the züppe (dandy) through important changes in the conventions of the Turkish novel and in its subsequent reinvention in Adalet Ağaoğlu's Üç Beş Kişi (A Few People). It asks why the character of the dandy—so enmeshed in the socio-political context of the late Ottoman period—has successfully survived the aesthetic challenges and new social horizons placed before it in the 20th and 21st centuries. By way of an answer, this article will argue that the dandy's legacy has become intertwined with dominant modes of narration as well with approaches to literary criticism, thus being uniquely situated within literature as well as having the possibility to speak about it.

Item Type: Journal Article
SOAS Departments & Centres: Legacy Departments > Faculty of Languages and Cultures > Department of the Languages and Cultures of the Near and Middle East
ISSN: 14752638
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Date Deposited: 18 Aug 2016 13:55

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