43 stories written by 30 writers demonstrate how finely the Turkish writer is honing his or her craft and we get a sense of how contemporary Turkish literature is spinning off into new genres and styles. Some of the stories in Volume 11 are very personal to Turkey's recent past as they turn a disturbing mirror on the "troubled" decades of the 1970's, 1980's and 1990's. All of Turkey's writers were affected by the ebb and flow of the turmoil of those years and many of the writers narrate their tales from a landscape that is at once bleak and despairing, In the 1980s Turkey opened its economic and political gates and this too is reflected in the growing "globalization" of the stories. Despite the local color permeating many of the stories, we also see in them the growing willingness to turn a face outside of Turkey's borders as the narratives take on international themes and settings. As did the stories in Volume the stories in this volume reveal important images of Turkey's history and culture, and also hold a mirror to how the art of short-story writing has developed through the years.
- Fiction + Literature Themes
- Literary Genres + Types of Novels
- March 30, 2010
- November 16, 2010