Mustafa N. Sepetçioğlu’s Understanding of Historical Novel and His Place in the Tradition of Historical Novel in the Turkish Literature
S. Dilek YALÇIN ÇELİK
Keywords: Mustafa Necati Sepetçioğlu,historical novel,serial novel,Turkish literature,literaray criticism
Mustafa Necati Sepetçioğlu (1932-2006) is a well known writer in Turkish literature, who wrote the texts of plays texts, short stories and historical novels. The author wrote his historical novels in 1971-1992. Sepetçioğlu created serial historical novels which are about complete historical information, nationalist perspectives and Turkish culture and history. In his novels, he aims to give these national ideas to the Turkish youth. He takes one specific period in Turkish history from their arrival to Anatolia to present as his subject. The aim of Sepetçioğlu is to transfer the total, official understanding of Turkish history to his audience.