The most powerful weapon that mankind has ever possessed from the very first day of existence-opening up power, authority and power to him, offering him the opportunity to dominate over the other, sometimes glorifying man and sometimes wanting his life - is undoubtedly his tongue. When it comes to art and literature, the area of autonomy of language has been the focus of debate for centuries and a broad literature has been formed in this area. That is why every ideology has used art, literature and, of course, language in its own sphere of power. Although this is sometimes manifested as the language of power or the literature of power, language and literature have also been able to open an autonomous space for itself and have taken on a structure that we can call the power of language or the power of literature. When we look at it in history, we have seen the axulamels of it, and we have witnessed the works of art that have existed by covering itself with the voice, color and form of power, especially during the periods when the ideological voice prevailed. Of course, there have been other situations and the language has been able to establish its own power. In this process, the language that established its own power was not wanted to be heard or ignored by the prevailing language of its era. Oğuz Atay’s novel “Tutunamayanlar”, who wanted to take their place in the rigid realism of the 1970s and stood in the face of all the dominant voices, also got their share of this and were ignored by the authorities of the period. The language of the “Tutunamayanlar”, who stood against all kinds of political, literary and linguistic power, established itself with the rejection of this language, and Atay presented a parody of the Turkish modernization with his ironic language to the reader.
Our main aim in this study is to show to the reader that the absolutist language based on scientific rationality of the modernization project has been destroyed by Atay's ironic expression, as well as this mentality has been problematized by taking a detailed account of it.
: February 11, 2020
|APA||Güllük, D . (2020). İktidarın Dilinden Dilin İktidarına: Oğuz Atay’ın “Tutunamayanlar” Romanı Üzerinden Bir Okuma . Bilecik Şeyh Edebali Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Dergisi , 5 (1) , 41-53 . DOI: 10.33905/bseusbed.687612|