Reşat Nuri Güntekin

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Reşat Nuri Güntekin
Reşat Nuri Güntekin.jpg
Born (1889-11-25)November 25, 1889
Istanbul, Turkey
Died December 13, 1956(1956-12-13) (aged 67)
London, United Kingdom
Occupation Novelist, story writer, playwright
Nationality Turkish
Notable works Çalıkuşu (1922), Yeşil Gece (1928), Yaprak Dökümü (1939)

Reşat Nuri Güntekin (Turkish pronunciation: [ɾeˈʃat nuːˈɾi ɟynteˈcin]) (25 November 1889 – 13 December 1956) was a Turkish novelist, storywriter and playwright. His best known novel, Çalıkuşu ("The Wren", 1922) is about the destiny of a young Turkish female teacher in Anatolia; a movie was filmed on this book in 1966, and a TV series were produced in 1986. His narrative has a detailed and precise style, with a realistic tone. His other significant novels include Yeşil Gece ("The Green Night") and Yaprak Dökümü ("The Fall Of Leaves")

Biography[edit]

His father was a medical doctor Doktor Nuri Bey. Reşat Nuri attended primary school in Çanakkale, the Çanakkale Secondary School and the İzmir School of Freres. He graduated from Istanbul University, Faculty of Literature in 1912. He worked as a teacher and administrator at high schools in Bursa and Istanbul, he taught literature, French and philosophy; then he worked as an inspector at the Ministry of National Education (1931). He served as the deputy of Çanakkale between 1933 and 1943 in the Turkish Parliament, the chief inspector at the Ministry of National Education (1947), and a cultural attaché to Paris (1950), when he was also the Turkish representative to UNESCO.

After his retirement, he served at the literary board of the Istanbul Municipal Theatres. He died in London, where he had gone to be treated for his lung cancer. He is buried at the Karacaahmet Cemetery in Istanbul.

Works[edit]

Stories[edit]

  • Recm, Gençlik ve Güzellik (1919)
  • Roçild Bey (1919)
  • Eski Ahbab (Without known time)
  • Tanrı Misafiri (1927)
  • Sönmüş Yıldızlar (1928)
  • Leylâ ile Mecnun (1928)
  • Olağan İşler (1930)

Novels[edit]

  • Çalıkuşu (1922) (The Wren - translated as: "The Autobiography Of A Turkish Girl")
  • Gizli El (1924)
  • Damga (1924)
  • Dudaktan Kalbe (1923) (From The Lip To The Heart)
  • Akşam Güneşi (1926) (Afternoon Sun)
  • Bir Kadın Düşmanı (1927)
  • Yeşil Gece (1928) (The Green Night)
  • Acımak (1928) (To Pity)
  • Eski Hastalık (1938) (That Old Sickness)
  • Yaprak Dökümü (1939) (The Fall of Leaves)
  • Değirmen (1944) (The Mill)
  • Kızılcık Dalları (1944)
  • Miskinler Tekkesi (1946)
  • Harabelerin Çiçeği (1953)
  • Kavak Yelleri (1961)
  • Son Sığınak (1961) (The Last Shelter)
  • Kan Davası (1962)
  • Ateş Gecesi (1953) (The Night Of Fire)

Theatre[edit]

  • Hançer (1920)
  • Eski Rüya (1922) (The Old Dream)
  • Ümidin Güneşi (1924) (Hope's Sun)
  • Gazeteci Düşmanı, Şemsiye Hırsızı (The Umbrella Thief), İhtiyar Serseri (1925, three works)
  • Taş Parçası (1926)
  • Bir Köy Hocası (1928)
  • İstiklâl (1933) (Independence)
  • Hülleci (1933)
  • Yaprak Dökümü (1971)
  • Eski Şarkı(1971) (The Old Song)
  • Balıkesir Muhasebecisi (1971) (The Accountant Of Balıkesir)
  • Tanrıdağı Ziyafeti (1971)

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