MODERN ISLAMIC POETRY IN TURKEY IN THE CONTEXT OF POETIC IDEAS OF SEZAI KARAKOC AND ISMET OZEL
SEZAİ KARAKOÇ İLE İSMET ÖZEL’İN POETİK FİKİRLERİ BAĞLAMINDA TÜRKİYE’DE MODERN İSLAMİ ŞİİR

Author : Fethi DEMİR -- Kemal EROL
Number of pages : 131-145

Abstract

In Turkey, in spite of the archaic and powerful conservative poetry, in the modern sense, the emergence of an Islamic poetry is based on the Islamist movement. Modernization efforts in Islamic poetry pioneered by Mehmet Akif, gained main momentum with Necip Fazıl Kısakürek. After Necip Fazıl, Modern Islamic poetry, shaped through two canvas. The first of these is discourse that builds a philosophical, existential and internal style, which proceeds in vertical sense, and centralizes cultural, spiritual and religious values. The other one is based on a political, activist and external style that progresses in a horizontal sense. While the first trend is developed on the line of Sezai Karakoç that combines the Islamic content with the İkinci Yeni(Second New) poetry, the second trend is represented by İsmet Özel, who came from the Marxist world view and synthesizes a lyrical feeling with radical imagery. These two important poets of not only Modern Islamic poetry, but also of Turkish literature, with their poetical ideas, shape Modern Islamic poetry which becomes more widespread especially after 1980. For this reason, Sezai Karakoç and İsmet Özel's poetic writings on poetry / poet should be evaluated. Because there is a great deal of research and analysis on the poetry of these two poets, and a hermeneutic approach based only on their poetry interpretations may be lacking in understanding the topic. In this context, analyzing of Sezai Karakoç's (Edebiyat Yazıları) Literary Writings-I / II and İsmet Özel's (Şiir Okuma Kılavuzu) Poetry Reading Guide will be helpful in revealing the general features of modern Islamic poetry.

Keywords

Modern Islamic Poetry, Poetic, Sezai Karakoç, İsmet Özel, Modern Turkısh Poetry

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