Servet-i Fünun

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Servet-i Fünun
Servet-i Fünun, 24 Aralık 1908.jpg
Edition of 24 April 1908
Type weekly newspaper
Founded 1891
Language Turkish
Ceased publication 1944
OCLC number 183347868

Servet-i Fünun ("Wealth of Knowledge"), was an avant-garde journal that Halit Ziya (Uşaklıgil) and the other writers of the "New Literature" (Ottoman Turkish: Edebiyat-ı Cedide) movement published to inform their readers about European, particularly French, cultural and intellectual movements.[1] Other titles of the journal were Uyanış, Resimli Uyaniş, and Terwet-i fünūn.[2]

Tevfik Fikret became its editor in 1896.[3] Another prominent member was the poet Süleyman Nazif.

Halit Ziya's romance novel Aşk-ı Memnu was serialized in the journal in 1899 and 1900. The novel has since been adapted into several television series, the best known of which is the internationally popular 2008–10 series of the same name.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Servet-i Fünun." Encyclopædia Britannica. 2010. Encyclopædia Britannica Online. 29 June 2010 <http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/535954/Servet-i-Funun>
  2. ^ worldcat.org, Servetifünun haftalık resimli türk gazetes
  3. ^ Muhammad Rashid Feroze, Islam and Secularism in Post-Kemalist Turkey, Islamic Research Institute, 1976, p. 116.