A Rumelian Legend: Safiye Erol and Ciğerdelen

Ceyhan, Nesîme (2010) A Rumelian Legend: Safiye Erol and Ciğerdelen. In: 2nd International Symposium on Sustainable Development, June 8-9 2010, Sarajevo.


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Ciğerdelen, a novel of Safiye Erol first published in 1946, is an important study of Ottoman conquest idea and the Balkan adventure. We can say that the book contains intertwined a few novels. On the one hand the book can be handled as a post-modern romance, on the other hand, as a post-modern historical novel that focused on Ottoman’s protection and defense of the Balkans. The book does not stay away from the tradition of Turkish folk narration, and has biographical features with the traces from author’s life. Safiye Erol, as a daughter of a Balkan originated family, succeeded to carry the Ottoman’s love of Balkans into a concrete ground with this novel. In this paper, we will try to analyze Cigerdelen, one of the novels that get the Balkans to the center, by starting from its title and pointing out the couple meaning and repetition sprinkled by the author to the whole novel.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Depositing User: Mr. Ibrahim Kinal
Date Deposited: 14 Feb 2012 12:13
Last Modified: 25 Feb 2012 18:09
URI: http://eprints.ibu.edu.ba/id/eprint/731

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