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Peyami Safa
1.       Roswitha
4132 posts
 07 Nov 2008 Fri 11:07 pm

Yilgun, please let me know what books you have read by him. Tesekkurler.





Safa’s novels favored spiritualism over rationalism, intuition over science, and most importantly East over West. In almost all his works, Safa put the blame on the West as a factor that introduced moral weaknesses and lack of faith into Turkish social life; and in each case he has pointed out to the correctness of the judgment of the East.


In almost all of his novels, Safa has undertaken psychological and sociological comparisons among periods, continents, ideologies, and traditions.

2.       yilgun-7
1326 posts
 08 Nov 2008 Sat 12:10 am

For the Attention of Roswitha:


PEYAMI SAFA (1899-1961)


He was a novelist, journalist, play and movie scenario writer  and column writer in a Turkish Newspaper.

He was well-known Turkish author.

He was from Istanbul.


His best novels are=


-Sözde Kýzlar (So called  Girls)

-Gençliðimiz (Our Youth)

-Mahþer (The Last Judgment- the place where people will gather on the Day of Judgment according to Islam)

-Bir Tereddütün Romaný ( The novel of Hesitation)

-Beyaz Cehennem (The White Hell)

-Cumbadan Rumbaya ( From the Bay Window to Rumba)

-Sabahsýz Geceler ( Nights without Mornings)

-Dokuzuncu Hariciye Koðuþu (9th Dormitory in the Hospital)

- Gün Doðuyor ( Day breaks)

- Yazarlar, Sanatçýlar, Meþhurlar ( Writers, Artists, Famous People)

- Yalnýzýz (We Stand Alone)


He was very productive author.He wrote many political articles and  essays too.

His most novels adapted into movies.

His best known novels are  "We Stand Alone", "So Called Girls", "The Novel of Hesitation" and "The White Hell".

I have read his two novels only= "So Called Girls"  and  "The novel of Hesitation": Influental, Romantic and educational...



3.       yilgun-7
1326 posts
 08 Nov 2008 Sat 12:34 am

ROSWITHA knows Turkish Literature and Turkish Arts and Turkish History like a trully Turkish intellectual.


4.       ciko
784 posts
 08 Nov 2008 Sat 12:36 am

Yalnýzýz is the one of the best psychoanalytic  novels of Turkish Literature. recommended.

5.       yilgun-7
1326 posts
 08 Nov 2008 Sat 12:39 am

Ciko is right.

One of his best known and famous novels.

- Yalnýzýz (We Stand Alone)


6.       TheAenigma
5001 posts
 08 Nov 2008 Sat 12:40 am


Quoting ciko

Yalnýzýz is the one of the best psychoanalytic  novels of Turkish Literature. recommended.


 I think we have had enough psychoanalysis for one day...

7.       yilgun-7
1326 posts
 08 Nov 2008 Sat 12:44 am

This is my 1000th thread/post.

I dedicated it to Roswitha Abla.


8.       Roswitha
4132 posts
 08 Nov 2008 Sat 12:48 am

Thank you! It is certainly nice to know that you like my thoughts. I do not have a high formal education but I do try to think things out.

9.       yilgun-7
1326 posts
 08 Nov 2008 Sat 12:53 am

I have to say this plain truth:


Education is life experience and  background.

Life is a best teacher.

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