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Title: Aspects of the literatures of the Turkish War of Independence and the Greek Asia Minor disaster
Author: Lemos, Anastasia Aglaia
ISNI:       0000 0004 7960 6434
Awarding Body: SOAS University of London
Current Institution: SOAS, University of London
Date of Award: 2019
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The thesis examines literary works in Greek and Turkish inspired by the war of 1919-1922 and the subsequent exchange of populations, the most critical years in the recent life of both nations. It focuses on the early period, particularly the works of Yakup Kadri Karaosmanoglu and Halide Edip Adivar in Turkey and Elias Venezis in Greece. It seeks to show the way themes were selected and then used or adapted to reflect more contemporary concerns. For this purpose successive variants of the same work are examined. Attention is drawn to the importance given in both literatures to victimhood which explains their quite divergent emphasis on different events which has resulted in the readership in each nation being largely blind to the view held by the other.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral