Oğuz Atay

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Oğuz Atay


Born
in İnebolu, Kastamonu, Turkey
October 12, 1934

Died
December 13, 1977

Genre

Influences


Oğuz Atay (1934–1977) was a pioneer of the modern novel in Turkey. His first novel, Tutunamayanlar (The Disconnected), appeared 1971-72. Never reprinted in his lifetime and controversial among critics, it has become a best-seller since a new edition came out in 1984. It has been described as “probably the most eminent novel of twentieth-century Turkish literature”: this reference is due to a UNESCO survey, which goes on: “it poses an earnest challenge to even the most skilled translator with its kaleidoscope of colloquialisms and sheer size.” In fact one translation has so far been published, into Dutch: Het leven in stukken, translated by Hanneke van der Heijden and Margreet Dorleijn (Athenaeum-Polak & v Gennep, 2011). It appears also ...more

Average rating: 4.46 · 12,422 ratings · 390 reviews · 8 distinct works · Similar authors
Tutunamayanlar

4.60 avg rating — 4,976 ratings — published 1972 — 5 editions
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Korkuyu Beklerken

4.41 avg rating — 2,631 ratings — published 1973 — 4 editions
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Tehlikeli Oyunlar

4.63 avg rating — 2,186 ratings — published 1973 — 3 editions
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Bir Bilim Adamının Romanı: ...

3.95 avg rating — 1,196 ratings — published 1975 — 4 editions
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Oyunlarla Yaşayanlar

4.29 avg rating — 582 ratings — published 1975
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Günlük

4.31 avg rating — 452 ratings — published 1987
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Eylembilim

4.12 avg rating — 393 ratings — published 1998 — 2 editions
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Günlük ve Eylembilim

4.83 avg rating — 6 ratings
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“İyi şeyler birdenbire olur; bu kadar bekletmez insanı. Sürüncemede kalan heyecanlardan ancak kötü şeyler çıkar. Ya da hiçbir şey çıkmaz.”
Oğuz Atay, Korkuyu Beklerken

“Kafam cam kırıklarıyla dolu doktor. Bu nedenle beynimin her hareketinde düşüncelerim acıyor anlıyor musun?”
Oğuz Atay, Tehlikeli Oyunlar

“Kelimeler, albayım, bazı anlamlara gelmiyor.”
Oğuz Atay, Tehlikeli Oyunlar