On The Other Side of the Mountain

On THE OTHER SIDE OF THE MOUNTAIN 

  • Ahmet GÜNBAŞ, "Looking at The Other Side of the Mountain", Cumhuriyet Kitap, 552, p, 14-15, September 14,2000.
  • Ayşegül YÜKSEL, "Arguing with the Present and the Past at the Intersection Point of Fact and Fiction: The Other Side of the Mountain from Erendiz Atasü", Berna Moran'a Armağan: Türk Edebiyatına Eleştirel Bir Bakış - Gift to Berna Moran: A Critical View of Turkish Literature, (Ed: Nazan Aksoy, Bülent Aksoy), p. 233-261, İletişim, İstanbul, 1997: A structuralist study of the "multilayer fictional text: The analysis of the corelations and subunities of the defined three layers of narration.
  • Barry THARAUD, "The View From Mount Uludağ", EDEBİYAT, The Journal of Middle Eastern Literatures, University of North Dakota (USA), 13 (1/2003): Tharaud in his extensive review of the novel, which he describes as a "fascinating interweaving of historical events, rememberances, and fiction", dwells mainly on the themes of social and personal disillusionment and betrayal; and portrays how the characters when faced with the "brutality of the 20th. Century" and the fragility of human condition, react; whether they can transfer disappointment into "an oppurtunity for learning and striving for personal freedom", or not. The critic finds the beginning and the ending of the novel, which he considers to be written under the influence of Virginia Woolf, less successful than the "inherently fascinating" central part presenting the adventure of the 20th. century Turkey, which will "appeal to Turks and non-Turks alike", a story "greatly enhanced by Atasü's skillful telling of her story, as a story".
  • Burcu ÖZCAN, "The Other Side of the Mountain and I", Kum, 2 p. 8, April, 1999:. Personal reflections about the novel.
  • CUMHURİYET KİTAP, "The Other Side of the Mountain in English", Cumhuriyet Kitap, 453, p. 13, October 22, 1998. Interview with Pınar Uşşaklı, the coordinator of the British Council on literature events, on the occassion of the appointment of THE OTHER SIDE OF THE MOUNTAIN to be introduced to the British reader on the 75th. anniversary of the Turkish Republic.
  • Çimen GÜNAY, "A Feminist Approach to The Republic: Erendiz Atasü and The Other Side of the Mountain I", Papirüs, 39, p. 38-42, May 2000.
  • Çimen GÜNAY, "A Feminist Approach to The Republic: Erendiz Atasü and The Other Side of the Mountain II", Papirüs, 40, p. 34-39, June 2000: In these consecutive articles the novel is reviewed as a modernist fiction thematizing Republican history with feminist awareness.
  • Dilek DİRENÇ: See DİRENÇ in "On Collections of Stories and Essays"
  • Dilek DOLTAŞ, "Rewriting History:The Other Side of the Mountain", Aydınlanmanın Kadınları-Women of Enlightenment (ed. Necla Arat), p. 271-287, Cumhuriyet Kitapları, İstanbul, 1998; Posmodernizm: Tartışmalar ve Uygulamalar - Postmodernism, Discussions and Applications, p. 171-192, Telos, Istanbul, 1999. The novel is surveyed from the aspect of literary theories and evaluated as an internalization and interpretation of history from a feminine standpoint in a multilayered textual construction, a combination of various genres, and therefore convenient for postmodernist readings.
  • Elizabeth MASLEN, "The History of Modern Turkey", Cumhuriyet Kitap, p. 1, August 24, 2000. The translator's views on the novel.
  • Erendiz ATASÜ, "Reflections of the Republic on Fictional Woman Images", Women and Men on the 75. Year, (ed: Ayşe Berktay Hacımirzaoğlu), p. 129-141, Tarih Vakfı Yayınları, İstanbul, 1998. The writer regards her work: A comparative study of the reflections of the Republican reforms on the women characters of Erendiz Atasü's DAĞIN ÖTEKİ YÜZÜ - THE OTHER SIDE OF THE MOUNTAIN, Nezihe Meriç's KORSAN ÇIKMAZI - THE PIRATE CUL DE SAC, Adalet Ağaoğlu's ÖLMEYE YATMAK - LIE DOWN TO DIE, and İnci Aral's ÖLÜ ERKEK KUŞLAR - DEAD MALE BIRDS.
  • Erendiz ATASÜ, Ayla KUTLU, "Two Writers Reflected on the Mirror of Questions", Varlık, 1070, p. 44-48, November, 1996. The writers discuss their latest works and their notions of literature.
  • Gürsel AYTAÇ, "The Other Side of the Mountain", Cumhuriyet Kitap, 305, p. 4-5, December 21, 1995. Evaluation of the novel as a "period novel", and from the point of view of the impacts of the scientific background of the author.
  • Hülya IŞIKDEMİR, "On The Other Side of the Mountain with Erendiz Atasü", Düşlem, 12, p. 17-23, Bursa, April 1998. Interview with the writer on the documentary, symbolic and fictional aspects of the novel.
  • Mahzun DOĞAN, "Suffering is a Way of Maturing", Dünya Kitap, 56, p. 1 1, June 14, 1996. Interview with the writer on THE OTHER SIDE OF THE MOUNTAIN
  • M. Sadık ASLANKARA, "Rambling on The Other Side of The Mountain", Cumhuriyet Kitap, 332, p. 12-14, June 27, 1996 A comparative study of the novel with Adalet Ağaoğlu's ÖLMEYE YATMAK (LIE DOWN TO DIE), from the aspects of Republican history, and of themes such as suicide and betrayal.
  • NEWS LETTER, "The Other Side of the Mountain", News Letter, Ankara, September, 2000.
  • Nil KORKUT-NAYKİ, "Woman’s Writing and the Body in a Turkish Context: Erendiz Atasü’s The Other Side of the Mountain", Middle Eastern Literatures, Vol 17, no 3, s. 223-237, 2014: Nil KORKUT-NAYKİ in her essay, works on how Erendiz Atasü creates a woman’s writing to reveal the discrepansies a young woman of the first emancipated female generation of the Turkish Republic goes through in her relation with her body in a patriarchal environment. Korkut –Nayki argues that Atasü resorts to continual shifts in the narrative style to reveal the distance between the narrator and the protagonist , as well as to hint at the body-and soul duality of patriarchy. Another method Atasü resorts to is creating ‘’concrete imagry’’ to promote the neglected body and oppose to the idea that language is purely symbolic. Korkut-Nayki arrives at the conclusion that this novel as well as being a significant representative of contemporary Turkish literature, is an important contribution to world feminism.
  • Oya Batum MENTEŞE, "Erendiz Atasü and The Other Side of the Mountain", Varlık, 1110, p. 49-52, March 2000: Review of the novel from the standpoints of the changes the concept of historical novel has undergone and, recent literary theories.
  • Oya Batum MENTEŞE, "Specimen from Women's Literature on the 75. Anniversary of The Republic: Erendiz Atasü, Mina Urgan, Şadan Karadeniz", H. U. Edebiyat Fakültesi Dergisi - Journal of Letters of Hacettepe University, Cumhuriyetimizin 75. Yılı Özel Sayısı - Special Vol. for the 75. year, p. 69-80, 1999.
  • Saime GÖKSU, "Kemalism Within: The Legacy of Atatürk", Turkish-Area Studies, 51, p. 46-48, Oxford, November, 2000: It is argued that the novel which has a Kemalist spirit especially in the context of women's liberation, also criticises Kemalism from within.
  • Tarık Dursun K. , "It Is Erendiz Atasü's Right!", Yeni Yüzyıl, January 9,1996.
  • Tom HOLLAND, "Ottomania", The Daily Telegraph, London, August 12, 2000: The critic compares THE STONE WOMAN of Tarık Ali with Erendiz Atasü's THE OTHER SIDE OF THE MOUNTAIN. His preferance is for Atasü's work which he defines as "a novel profoundly Turkish and yet also so creatively aware of European literary models",and claims that "it shows Turkey's soul". Cumhuriyet Kitap, 577, p. 6, March 8, 2001. The Turkish translation of the parts of Tom Holland's article, which deals with THE OTHER SIDE OF THE MOUNTAIN.
  • Ülkü Y. GÜNAY, "What Exists on The Other Side of the Mountain", Çağdaş Türk Dili, 9(100), p. 59-61, June 1996
  • Vanesa LARSON, "Turkish Epic", Worldview, 15 (3), p. 48-49, Washington, July-September, 2002: Review on the novel from the standpoint of historical context, style and the writer's views of her country.
  • Yasemin ALPTEKİN,"The Other Side of the Mountain", Journal of Turkish Literature, 2 , p. 93-104, 2005: A review of the novel from the point of view of Ying-yang philosophy.
  • Yıldız ECEVİT, "A Sincere Writer: Erendiz Atasü", Cumhuriyet Kitap, 305, p. 1, 4-6, December 21, 1995. The evaluation of the novel as the esthetizing of Kemalist ideology; and interview with the writer.