Three Books About Cities

WE WOULD LIKE TO REMEMBER WRITER HULKİ AKTUNÇ, WHO DIED A FEW MONTHS BACK, THROUGH HIS STORIES, WHICH MAKE UP A SPECIAL PART OF HIS OEUVRE.

Poetry, novels, essays, dictionaries… Hulki Aktunç, who died this year on June 29, was a writer who devoted himself to language, literature and style. Among the rare gems of his meticulous linguistic and stylistic workmanship, his short stories have a special place in his oeuvre. He composed texts to reveal to future generations how a concern for form can be embodied in the short story. The five volumes of short stories he originally produced were later issued in two volumes.

ABOUT HIM

“Hulki Aktunç strove to create his own linguistic universe in his short stories. As a writer, he demonstrated a high respect for Turkish and exemplary responsibility for using it carefully and precisely. He gave outstanding examples of how language, a miraculous thing in itself, objectifies or externalizes meaning. What he was after was an ever-new language of storytelling.” NECİP TOSUN

BOOKS

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Ten ve Gölge
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