Influence of Ahmed Midhat Efendi on the formation of Fatma Aliye's intellectual world
Kurt, Merve (2017) Influence of Ahmed Midhat Efendi on the formation of Fatma Aliye's intellectual world. [Thesis]
Fatma Aliye was the only woman accepted and became a popular voice in the Ottoman Empire in context of the Ottoman modernization, a period when change was loved and frowned upon at the same time. The fact that she was accepted and popular in the literary scene, which is completely predominated by men at the time, is not a coincidence. Hence the expression "accepted" is used to introduce Fatma Aliye. Popularity was not something easy to achieve; best selling authors in Istanbul were all males at the time. Therefore, the influence of the name who wrote, sold and influenced the era the most, Ahmed Midhat Efendi, and the analysis of Fatma Aliye's relationship with him is the essential route we must take in this analysis. His intimate connection with Fatma Aliye, as evidenced by their choice of being the spiritual daughter (manevi kız) and spiritual father (manevi baba) of each other is an indication of this inseparable connection.
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