YÜCEL, "Interview with Erendiz Atasü", Sanat Edebiyat '81, p. 21-23,
CENGÎZKAN, "Roses Engraved in Marble", Adam Öykü, 15, p. 158-159,
ERTEN, "Translating Erendiz Atasü's 'A Church in Harput'",
Journal of Translation Studies, Hacettepe University, 10, p. 51-55,
KUTLU, "Seeing a Writer Through a Book", Cumhuriyet Kitap, 624,
p. 12-13, January 3, 2002. A survey on MY WOMANHOOD, AUTHORSHIP, and
KUTLU, "High and Sensitive Literature", Cumhuriyet Kitap, 977,
p. 22-23, 6 Nov. 2008: Writer Ayla Kutlu, evaluates the stories in Death
of the Fig Tree
SÜRER, "With Erendiz Atasü on Stories, Women, and Feminism",
Saçak, 50, p. 47-49, March, 1988. Interview with the writer on
story writing, women and feminism.
SÜRER, "A Writer's Life is a Writer's Material", Cumhuriyet
Kitap, 407, p. 10-11, December 4, 1997. Interview with the writer
on ROSES ENGRAVED IN MARBLE, BEAUTIFUL WITH HIM, and WOMEN
CANER, "A Writer with a Social Stand-point", Gösteri, 284, p. 31,
ALANYALI, "Psychological Climates: On The Anavoidable Rise Of the
Porter ", Öykü Teknesi, 6, p. 16-8, Nov. -Dec. 2008: Analysis
of the so called story in the book İNCİR AĞACININ ÖLÜMÜ
(Death of a Fig Tree)
UZUNER, "To Resist or to Give In", Cumhuriyet Kitap, 161,
p. 6, March 25, 1993. On BEAUTIFUL WITH HIM.
KORYÜREK, "Those Whose Fire for Creation Keeps on Burning Will Keep
on Writing", Cumhuriyet Kitap 577, p. 6-7, March 8, 2001. Interview
with the author on MY WRITERS.
KORYÜREK, "Happy Moments", Cumhuriyet Kitap, 1064, p. 8, 8 July
2010: On THE HAPPIEST MOMENT OF LIFE
Ankara, "We are loosing our social memory",Cumhuriyet Ankara, 212,
p. 16, 25 July 2008: Interview with the writer on Ankara, and on her book , IN THE TRAP OF MISERABLE
THINKING" a collection of essays.
DEMİRBAĞ, "Why Does A Tree Die?", Radikal Kitap,380,
p. 8, 27 June 2008: Evaluation of Death of aFig Tree
Dilek DİRENÇ, "A Writer Looks Back: Women
Throughout Generations", Tarih ve Toplum, 35(207), p. 13-18,
March, 2001. A Study on the story What Remains from THE
DAMNED, and on the novel THE OTHER SIDE OF THE MOUNTAIN,
from the point of view of the alternative history of women.
DİRENÇ, "Stories From Erendiz Atasü on Ageing", Review on
the Happiest Moment of life
DİRENÇ, "Ode to the Word that Lives Forever," 4. Didim
International Days of Art and Literature, 17-18 August 2007; Akköy Journal
of Culture, Art and Literature, 8(44), s. 10-14, Sept. -Oct. 2007
Dilek DOLTAŞ, "Equality of Men and Women,
Institutions of Love", Varlık, 1045, p. 38-45, October,
1994. A comperative study on the stories, Mourning Becomes the Widow,
and If Mme Butterfly Refuses To Die from MOURNING BECOMES THE
WIDOW with the works of Leyla Erbil and Nazlı Eray, from the
point of view of how the writers consider the problematics of womanhood,
and how the similarities and the differences in there views affect their
DİRENÇ, "Stories of Erendiz Atasü on Old Age": Review on THE
HAPPIEST MOMENT OF LIFE
"Problems Concerning my Work Are Solved While I Carry on My Everyday
Life", Düşün, 13, p. 58-60, April, 1985: Interview with
the author on THE DAMNED.
Şahin HAMİDİ,"The Happiness of a Moment Lasts For
Ever", Journal of Remzi Kİtabevi, 56, p. 6, Aug. 2010:On THE
HAPPİEST MOMENT OF LIFE
ŞÜYÜN, "Women Also Exist", Varlık, 910, p. 32,
July, 1983. Interview with the author.
SABUNCUOĞLU, "Moments Worth Remembering from Erendiz
Atasü", Dünya Kitap, 226, p. 5, 6 Aug. 2010: On THE HAPPIEST
MOMENT OF LIFE
ERBULAK, "Beautiful with Him and Erendiz Atasü", Varlık, 1016,
p. 59-60, May, 1992. A review on BEAUTIFUL WITH HIM from the
point of view of the author's feminism.
AKDEMİR, "I throughly enjoyed writing the book", Cumhuriyet
Kitap, 958, p. 4-5, 26 June 2008:Interview with the writer on İNCİR
AĞACININ ÖLÜMÜ (Death of a Fig Tree)
AKDEMİR, "The Past Lives within Us", Cumhuriyet Kitap, 1060,
p. 4-5, June 2010: On THE HAPPIEST MOMENT OF LIFE
ARIGÜMÜŞ, "Mourning Becomes the Widow", Yaba Öykü, 22(53),
p. 229, January-February, 1989.
AYTAÇ, "Essays of Literary Criticism in Erendiz Atasü's Work",
See: Academic Works: On REFLECTIONS OF IMAGES
AYTAÇ, "Death of A Fig Tree", Varlık, Book suplm. , p. 8-9,
May 2009; Edebiyat Yazıları - WRITINGS on LITERATURE, Phoenix, p.
251-55, Ankara, 2009: Aytaç reviews the story, A Night in the Opera in the story collection
DEATH of A FIG TREE .
AYTAÇ, "Erendiz Atasü's Essays", Cumhuriyet Kitap, 1015, p. 4,
30 july 2009; Edebiyat Yazıları - WRITINGS on LITERATURE,
Phoenix, p. 313- 320, Ankara, 2009: Aytaç evaluates Erendiz Atasü's essay collections Bilinçle Beden
Arasındaki Uzaklık - DISTANCE BETWEEN BODY and MIND , and Düşünce Sefaletinin
AYTAÇ, "New Stories from Erendiz Atasü", Kurgu, 5, p. 150, Nov. ,Dec.
2010: On THE HAPPIEST MOMENT of LIFE
BÜLBÜL, "Longing", Öykü Teknesi, 6, , p. 9-10, Nov. -Dec.
, 2008: Analysis of the story Özlemek (Longing) in İNCİR
AĞACININ ÖLÜMÜ(Death of a Fig Tree)
ZİLELİ, "Our Age is Against the Esence of Literature",
Remzi Kitabevi Kitap Gazetesi, 31, p. 1, 4-5 31 July 2008:
Interview on Death of a Fig Tree
KALAN, "The Author's Mission is to Penetrate into Truth",
Aydınlık, 523, p. 22-23, July 27, 1997. Interview with
the author on ROSES ENGRAVED IN MARBLE.
YILDIZ, "Pale Photos from The Happiest Moment", Radikal Kitap,
16 July, 2010: On THE HAPPİEST MOMENT OF LIFE
Semra EREN, "The Story of Three Letter Words", Cumhuriyet Kitap,
465, p. 8-9, January 14, 1999. Interview with the writer on EVANESSENCE
Semra EREN, "Erendiz Atasü and 'My Writers'", Hürriyet Gösteri,
227, p. 46-47, April, 2001. Interview with the writer on MY WRITERS
Semra EREN, " Intertexuality Between Gravestone Engravings &
Modern Literature: Erendiz Atasü and Her Roses Engraved in Marble",
International Symposium of the Turcology Institute, Istanbul, Nov. 2004
KARAKAŞLI: "Photos of Life and Death", Milliyet Kitap, p. 22,
July 2008: Evaluation of Death of A Fig Tree
DURMAZ, "On a New Kind of Love", Edebiyat Dostları, 23-24,
p. 9-13, March - April, 1989. A discussion on the writer's perspective of
love, sexuality and women's liberation in her book MOURNING BECOMES
AKIN, "Hope Oozing from Sadness", Dünya Kitap, 71, p. 10
- 11, September 5, 1997. Evaluation and interview on the book ROSES
ENGRAVED in MARBLE
Zeynep Özkartal, "Stories of Maturity ", Milliyet Kültür/Sanat,
p. 30 June 2008: Interview on Death of a Fig Tree
Ş. ONARAN, "Erendiz Atasü's Interpretation of Life" ,
Cumhuriyet Kitap, 965, p. 22, 14 August 2008: On Death of a Fig
Ş. ONARAN, "The Happıest Moment of Lıfe",
Cumhuriyet Kitap, 1069, p. 22, 12 Aug,2010
UYGUNER, "On Women Also Exist", Aydan Aya de, p. 92-93, June,
UYGUNER, "Atasü's Latest Story Book", Çağdaş Türk
Dili, 22, p. 511-512, December, 1989. On MOURNING BECOMES THE
UYGUNER, "Stories of Erendiz Atasü", Çağdaş Türk Dili,
53, p. 39-41, July, 1992. On BEAUTIFUL WITH HIM
UYGUNER, "Roses Engraved in Marble", Cumhuriyet Kitap, 392,
p. 12, August 21,1997. On ROSES ENGRAVED IN MARBLE.
YILDIRIM, "The Damned", Varlık, 934, p. 28-29, July,
MERT, "Women Also Exist", Somut, p. 9, September 23,1983.
Batum MENTEŞE, "Three Women Story Writers and Three
Discourses", Frankofoni,4, p. 255-262, 1992. A comparative
study on Tomris Uyar's, Nazlı Eray's and Erendiz Atasü's stories
(specially those in MOURNING BECOMES THE WIDOW) from the
standpoint of "ecriture feminine" (feminine style).
Oya BATUM MENTEŞE, "Togatherness of
Postmodernism and Feminism: Stories of Angela Carter ve Erendiz
Atasü", Atılım Social Sciences Journal, 1 (2), p. 7-18,
November 2011: Comparison of Angela Carter's Penetrating to the Heart
of the Forest and Erendiz Atasü's If Madam Butterfly Refuses to
Die from the stand point of feminist ve postmodernist literary
Göksan AKER, "On Life, Literature, Books and 'Evanessence' with
Erendiz Atasü, The Alchemist of Metaphors", Ankara Kültür Sanat
Rehberi, 26, p. 35-46, October, 1999. Evaluation and interview on
the book EVANESSENCE.
Göksan AKER, "Flying With Erendiz Atasü to the World of Associations
and to the Past", A. Ü. Tömer Dil Dergisi, 85, p. 79-86,
November, 1999. Evaluation and interview on the book EVANESSENCE
YILDIRIM, "The Happiest Moment of Life", Varlık Book Supplm.
, 219, p. 8,Aug. 2010
TOKCAN, "The Writer of Woman=Erendiz Atasü", Bir gün, 18 July
2004=Interview with the author on the new edition of WOMEN ALSO EXIST.
"Taş Üstüne Gül Oyması - Roses Engraved in Marble",
World Literature Today, Oklohoma (USA), Autumn 1997 issue.
Sevda ÇALIŞKAN, "Ucu -
Evanessence", World Literature Today, 73(2), Oklohoma (USA),
Spring 1999 issue.
GÜNGÖREN, "It Is Not Too Late", Saçak, 33(4), p. 56-58,
May, 1984. On the themes of WOMEN ALSO EXIST, and on the writer's
approach to women's problematics.
İLERİ, "About Social Positions", Zaman, 30 May 2010:
On THE HAPPIEST MOMENT OF LIFE
YILDIRIM, "An Abstract Voyage", Cumhuriyet Kitap, 731,
February 19, 2004. On REFLECTIONS OF IMAGES
YILDIRIM, "Essays Distilled from Life-long Experience",
Cumhuriyet Kitap, 744, May 20, 2004. On CONCEPT AND SLOGAN
YILDIRIM, "A Story Blooms Like a Bud", Dünya Kitap, 226, p. 6-8,
6 Aug. 2010: Interview with the writer on THE HAPPIEST MOMENT OF LIFE
GÜNEY, "Roses Engraved on Marble" ,Öykü Teknesi, 6, p. 19,
Nov-Dec, 2008: Analysis of the story Taş Üstüne Gül Oyması in
the book TAŞ ÜSTÜNE GÜL OYMASI (Roses Engraved on Marble)
Talat HALMAN, "Beautiful
with Him", World Literature Today, Oklohoma (USA), Spring 1993 issue;
Talat HALMAN, "Vulnerable Characters", Cumhuriyet Kitap, 205,
p. 5, January 27, 1994.
UYAR, "The Damned", Yeni Gündem, 18 p. 38, March 16-31,
YALIM, "A Book with a Saddening Title", Çağdaş Türk
Dili, 14, p. 88-89, April, 1989. On MOURNING BECOMES THE WIDOW.
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On THE OTHER SIDE OF THE MOUNTAIN
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
ÖZCAN, "The Other Side of the Mountain and I", Kum, 2 p. 8,
April, 1999:. Personal reflections about the
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
GÜNAY, "A Feminist Approach to The Republic: Erendiz Atasü and The
Other Side of the Mountain I", Papirüs, 39, p. 38-42, May 2000.
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.
DİRENÇ: See DİRENÇ in "On Collections of Stories and
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
LETTER, "The Other Side of the Mountain", News Letter, Ankara,
"Womans Writing and the Body in a Turkish Context: Erendiz Atasüs 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 womans 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
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.
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.
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.
Dursun K. , "It Is Erendiz Atasü's Right!", Yeni Yüzyıl,
"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.
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.
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.
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
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On THAT SCORCHING SEASON OF YOUTH:
YILDIZ, "Interview with Erendiz Atasü on THAT SCORCHING SEASON OF
YOUTH", Ada Edebiyat, March 2000
ÖZAKIN, "Courage, Virtue, Happiness", Cumhuriyet Kitap, 534,
p. 17, May 11,2000.
KUTLU, "A Novel Dividing Time To Its Atoms", Cumhuriyet Kitap, 518,
p. 10-11, January 20, 2000: The study, which follows the main
themes-social history and feminine sexuality-of the novel, dwells on how
"time" is used as an element of structure of the text.
SÜRER, "The Agitations of The Third Generation of the Republic",
Hürriyet Gösteri, 218, p. 62-65, April, 2000. Interview withthe author on
KORYÜREK, "The Price Paid by Women Is Always High", Milliyet
Sanat, 489 p. 44-46, October 1, 2000: Interview with the writer
DOLTAŞ, "On Sexuality, Life and Time", Cumhuriyet Kitap, 509,
p. 16-17, November 18, 1999: A study on the concept of time as it is
installed in the arrangement of the text, and on the metaphoric and
symbolic texture and how women's sexuality is dealt with.
AYSAN, "The Latest Novel of Erendiz Atasü: That Scorching Season of
Youth: A History of Relationships", Edebiyat ve Eleştiri, 47,
p. 55-58, January - February, 2000: A review on the characters of the
novel and how they are impressed by the historical background.
ATASÜ, "To The Readers of 'That Scorching Season of Youth'", TEB
Haberler, p. 42-43, November - December 1999: The author writes about the
factors stimulating the creation of her work.
ANDAÇ, "Towards Awareness: Erendiz Atasü", Dünya
Cumartesi-Pazar, p. 4, September 27-28, 2003
KALAN, "The Thesis of the Republican Front in Our Literature",
Aydınlık, 641, p. 27, October 31, 1999. A survey of the
novel from the point of view of its historical dimensions.
KALAN, "Sadness Oosing From Sentences", Kadınlar
Dünyası, p. 34-35, December 1, 1999: Interview with the writer.
Kamuran Semra EREN, "How Were You During 'That
Scorching Season of Youth'?", Cumhuriyet Kitap, 509, p. 14-15,
November 18, 1999: The deep structure of the novel is described as a
"socio psychological auto-criticism of the past youth from the
standpoint of the present", whereas the "surface consists of
reflections of sex conflict".
Semra EREN, "The Important Thing Is To Create Beauty from Painful
Impressions", Cumhuriyet Kitap, 509, p. 14, November 18, 1999.
Interview with the writer.
AKYILDIZ, "Forget Me, Don't Love Me", Birikim, 141, p. 94-100,
January, 2001: Akyıldız argues that the novel is unsuccessful
due to its loyalty to the elitist high culture of Kemalism and suggests
that the author should have used pornography while dealing with sexuality.
Batum MENTEŞE, "Love In Feminine Discourse: 'That Scorching
Summer of Youth'", Varlık, 1119, p. 11-15, December,
2000: A study on how the "woman author" has evolved throughout
literary history and on how the novel deals with love and feminine
sexuality from the standpoint of recent literary theories.
ALİYE, "Turkey: Land of the Insufficiently Loved
Children",Cumhuriyet Kitap, 532, p. 11, April 27,2000.
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On A MIDLIFE DREAM:
Argiro MANTOGLOU, " Writing
About the Locked Up Female Body" Bibliothiki, 405, p. 18-19,
26 May 2006: A study on the structure and language of the novel from the
standpoint of women's literature; ÇEV: Pınar Karababa, Varlık,
112479, s. 66-67, Eylül 2007
KAFAOĞLU-BÜKE, "A Midlife Dream", Cumhuriyet Kitap, 660,
p. 23, October 10, 2002: The article emphasises the "social themes
appearing on the surface of the novel and "the hidden themes such as
supressed sexual identities and searches for identity".
DOLTAŞ, "If Feride, The Wren, Had Lived In The '90's",
Cumhuriyet Kitap, 656, p. 6-7, September 12, 2002. A comparative
review on the novel and on ÇALIKUŞU as "narratives
witnessing a period", and from the standpoint of the characters.
ANDAÇ, "Do We Have to Deal with Repentant Marxists?", Dünya
Cumartesi-Pazar, p. 4, September 27-28, 2003: Interview with the writer.
Semra EREN, "Erendiz Atasü Now Appears with A Midlife Dream"
Cumhuriyet Kitap, 656, p. 1, 4-5, September 12, 2002: A study on
the novel and an interview with the author.
ERTOP, "A Way of Creativity in Literature: Making Use of
Tradition", Dünya Pazar, p. 8, September 21-22, 2002. An evalution of
the novel as a "negative utopia", and from the point of view of
its references to ÇALIKUŞU.
Şerif ONARAN, "The Interpretation of A Sleepless Dream", E,
42, p. 14-16, September, 2002: An approach to the thematic thoughts
in the novel.
BARBAROSOĞLU, "Interview with Erendiz Atasü", Varlık, 1142,
p. 46-49, November, 2002: Interview on the novel.
SAYIN, "Feride in Erendiz Atasü's Latest Novel or a Broken
Doll", Dünya Kitap, 131, p. 18, September 6, 2002. On the
protagonist of the novel.
ORAL, "'A Midlife Dream': The Novel of Discovering Life",
Hürriyet Gösteri, 241, p. 5-8, September 2002: Interview with the
Batum MENTEŞE, "Erendiz Atasü and 'A Midlife Dream'",
Cumhuriyet Kitap, 656, p. 5-6, September 12, 2002: The novel
described as being "multilayered", is approached through its
canvas - intertwining social themes and themes such as love, sexuality,
inner conflicts and searches of identity
Batum MENTEŞE, "The Novels of Erendiz Atasü and 'A Midlife
Dream'", Frankofoni, p. 359-368, Bizim Büro, Ankara 2004
ULUDAĞ, "A Mirror Reflecting Inner Selves", Radikal Kitap, 77,
p. 10, September 6, 2002. Interview with the writer on the novel.
ATILGAN, "A Social and Personal Midlife Dream: Erendiz Atasü",
E, 42, p. 9-13, September, 2002: Interview with the author on the
KÜTÜKÇÜ, "A Mid-life Dream", Varlik, 1150, p. Kitap Eki
6-9, July 2003: The evaluation of the book as a novel of social history.
ER, "A Dream", Varlık, 1142, p. 50, November, 2002:
lmpressions about the novel.
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On The The Age of Open Debate:
KUTLU, " The Age of Open Debate", Cumhuriyet Kitap, 845,
p. 3, 27 April 2006: A review presenting the novel as a criticism of
ÜLKER, " The Age Of Open Debate", Edebiyat ve Eleştiri, 86-87,
p. 20-23, June 2006: A review of the novel from the standpoint of its
themes such as problems on medication, virtualization of reality in the
postmodern era, the analyses of intelectuals supporting globalization
OKAY, " Global Man", Remzi Kitabevi Kitap Gazetesi, 2, p. 6,
February 2006: An aproach to the novel from the standpoint of the
critisicm of globalization.
TUNÇ: "What is Unsaid in Open Debates", Picus, January 2006:
Interview with the writer on her novel THE AGE OF OPEN DEBATE
ATAÇ,"Erendiz Atasü: A Feministic Sensibility in Our
Literature", Hedef Sağlık, 7(25) p. 30-32, June 2006
26 January 2006: Survey on the novel
Sönmez İŞÇİ, "Alienation in The Age Of Open
Debate", Varlık, 112479, p. 35-42, Dec. , 2008:
İŞÇİ regards the novel from the view point of modernist
literature. She differantiates three main motives in the novel that
maintain the organic unity of the work, and names them as "The Shdow
of the East", "loss of sensitivity", and "the
implication that things may not be as they seem to be". She analyses
how the novalist has placed these motives in the structure of the novel as
well as in the inner worlds of the characters. She concludes that the
novel is a mirror for the reader where he or she may seek the answers of
questions such as "Who am I?" and "Where do I stand?"
ARAL, "The Shadow of the East", Radikal Kitap, 253, p. 10-11,
20 January 2006-02-16: Survey on the novel
Semra EREN, "This Novel Should Be Discussed in Open Debate",
Cumhiyet Kitap, 832, p. 5-6, 26 January 2006: Survey on the novel
Semra EREN, "Erendiz Atasü's Discourse and Style: The Age of Open
Debate", 4. Didim International Days of Art and Literature, 17-18
August 2007; Akköy Journal of Culture, Art and Literature, 8(44)p14-16,
Sept. -Oct. 2007 26 January 2006: Survey on the novel
Batum MENTEŞE: "Erendiz Atasü and The Age of Open Debate",
Varlık 1182, p. 57-60, March 2006: A study on the structure of the
book its historical social context
HİSAR, " Interview with Erendiz Atasü, Edebiyat ve Eleştiri,
86-87, p. 14-19, June 2006
YILDIRIM, "I Wished to Draw a Panorama of Turkey", Cumhuriyet
Kitap, 832, p. 4-5, 26 January 2006: Interview with the writer
YILDIRIM, " Interview with Erendiz Atasü", Virgül, 94, p.
28-29, April 2006
MERİÇ,"The Age of Open Forum",Caretta 5(6),p84-87,March
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On The Real Life of Güneş Saygılı:
DİRENÇ, "Güneş Saygılı's Real Life",
Varlık, 112479 20011/12, p. 72-77, dec. 2011: Analysis of the novel
from the points of view of themes, images, and intertextuality
DİRENÇ, "Voyage to Future in Atasü's First and Last Novels, in
The Other Side of the Mountain(1995), and Güneş Saygılı's
Real Life (2011)": Comparison of the novels and their attitude
AKDEMİR, "I wanted to write a narration with depth about
Turkey", Cumhuriyet Kitap, 1138, p. 16-17, 8 Dec, 2011: Interviw with
the writer on her book
Atabağsoy, Personal History of a Woman, Mililiyet Sanat, p. 106-7,
dec. 2011: Interview with the writer
SAYIN, The Last Bloom of The Steppe, Dünya Kitap, 241, p. 38-9, Dec. 2011:
Analysis of the novel from the standpoint of the real (inner) life of its
İLERİ, "Thirty Years with Erendiz Atasü" Radikal
Kitap, 558, p. 27, 25 nov. 2011: Selim İleri's talk on the novel in
the open debate of Erendiz Atasü'nün 30 th. Year as a Writer(İstanbul
İnternational Book Fair 20 Nov. 2011)
KÖKSAL, "Wrong Lives", Radikal Kitap, 560, p. 4-5, 9 Dec. 2011:
Review of the novel
KÖSE, "Farewell Letter to a Dying Capital", Cumhuriyet Ankara, p.
A3, 27 March 2012
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YÖRÜK, "An Analysis of Lacanian Concept in A. S. Byatt's Possessions
and Erendiz Atasü's Dağın Öteki Yüzü", (Master thesis) ,
İstanbul Beykent University, İnstitution of Social Sciences,
GÜNAY, "A Feminist Survey of The Republic", Symposium of Turkish
Woman Novelists and Story Writers, Bilkent University, Ankara, April 8-10,
1999, (see. Çimen Günay in "On THE OTHER SIDE OF THE MOUNTAIN")
BAŞKAYA, "An Analysis of Cultural and Linguistic Transfer in the
Translation of Dağın Öteki Yüzü" (Master thesis) İzmir
Dokuz Eylül University, Institute of Social Sciences, 2004
Dilek DİRENÇ, "Between Generations Across Cultures:
Exploring Female Memory", The International Fiction Review, 29(1-2),
p. 62-68, 2002: A comparative study on the works by Ayla Kutlu, Erendiz
Atasü, Eudora Welty and Katherine Anne Porter, from the point of view of
the writers' approaches to the alternative history of women.
DOLTAŞ, "Making History, Fiction and Theory Reconcile: An
Esthetic Reading of The Other Side of the Mountain", PALA Centential
Conference on "New Pasts, Old Futures", Bern University, April,
AK, "Gender and Politics in the Turkish Novel after 1980",
(supervisor: Oya Çitçi); Studies on the works of Ayla Kutlu, Oya Baydar,
and Erendiz Atasü, Turkish and Middle-Eastern Institute of Public
AYTAÇ, "Essays of Literary Criticism in Erendiz Atasü's Work",
Literature Days in Bursa, April 2004
Semra EREN, See works on Collection of Short Stories: The International
Symposium of the TURCOLOGY Institute, ISTANBUL, Nov. 2004.
Semra EREN, "Places in The Age of Open Debate", International
Symposium an Language, Literature and Stylistics, Süleyman Demirel
University, Isparta, 1 June 2006: A study on how places effective in the
globalization process of Turkey are installed in the structure of the book
K. Semra EREN, "Time and
Place in Erendiz Atasü's Novels", 8. Bursa Edebiyat Günleri,
SIAKALLI, "Three Generations of Turkish Women Through the Literature
of Three Turkish Novelists: Duygu Asena, Erendiz Atasü, Elif
Şafak" (Master thesis), İstanbul Bilgi University,
Institute of Social Sciences, 2009
Batum MENTEŞE, "The History of Culture, The Culture of
History", Proceedings of the Second Cultural Studies Seminar,
p. 45-53, Ege University, Izmir, 1997: A comparative study on THE
OTHER SIDE OF THE MOUNTAIN and Pat Barker's REGENERATION
from the standpoint of historical approach.
ÇALIŞKAN, "A Master of Tangible Images: Erendiz Atasü",
Symposium of Turkish Woman Novelists and Story Writers, Bilkent
University, Ankara, April 8-10, 1999; Varlık 1159, pp. 34-38,
April 2004: A study on how ideas are expressed by metaphors and symbols in
the books, WOMEN ALSO EXIST, THE DAMNED, MOURNING
BECOME THE WIDOW, BEAUTIFUL WITH HIM, ROSES ENGRAVED IN
MARBLE and EVANESSENCE and THE OTHER SİDE OF THE
Sevda ÇALIŞKAN, "A Master of Tangible Images:
Erendiz Atasü", Symposium of Turkish Woman Novelists and Story
Writers, Bilkent University, Ankara, April 8-10, 1999: A study on how
ideas are expressed by metaphors and symbols in the books, WOMEN ALSO
EXIST, THE DAMNED, MOURNING BECOME THE WIDOW, BEAUTIFUL
WITH HIM, ROSES ENGRAVED IN MARBLE and EVANESSENCE
and THE OTHER SİDE OF THE MOUNTAIN
İzmirli, "Suicide in The Other Side of the Mountain and Mrs. Dolloway
", 5. IDEA Conference, Atılım Universitesi, Ankara, 24-26
Thesis and Seminars:
Alev ÖNDER, "Woman in the
Works of Erendiz Atasü" Çukurova University, Turkish Language and
Literature section (PhD dissertation, instructer: Bedri Aydoğan):Evaluaton
of Erendiz Atasüs work and her women chracters within the context of
world and Turkish womens movement, feminist theory, Turkish literature,
and also autobiographic elements and the womans discourse she creates,
promoting her critical attitude towards gender hiererchy
GÜNGÖR, (instructor: Gürsel AYTAÇ), "Various Critisms in Erendiz
Atasü's 'The Other Side of the Mountain'", Ankara University,
Institute of Social Sciences, Ankara, February, 1997.
(instructor: Sevda ÇALIŞKAN), "A Woman's Discovery", METU,
January 9, 2001.
ŞAFAK, (instructor: Bilge CİLASUN), "Women as a Theme in
Erendiz Atasü's Stories", Hacettepe University, 1999
Cumhur Yılmaz MADRAN,
(instructor: Sevda ÇALIŞKAN), "History with Hindsight: A
Feminine Perspective in 'The Other Side of the Mountain'", METU,
SUBAŞI, The De(con)struction of The Man-Made Language and Ideology
Through Female Sexuality and Textuality in the Novels of Virginia Woolf
and Erendiz Atasü, İstanbul Aydın university, Institute of
Social BilimSciences,, PhD thesis (Advisor: Prof.
Dr. Günseli İşçi),November, 2016
AK (advisor:Oya ÇİTÇİ), "Gender
and Politics in Turkish Novels Written after 1980": On works of
Erendiz ATASÜ, Oya BAYDAR, and Ayla KUTLU, Türkiye ve Orta Doğu Amme
İdaresi Enstitüsü (Turkish and Middle-Eastern Institute of Public
ARAK (advisor Gürsel AYTAÇ), "Comparison of the Critical Essays of
Some 20th century German and Turkish Authors: Herman Hesse, Thomas Mann,
Selim Yleri Erendiz Atasü", Erciyes University, 2001
Karin SCHWEISSGUT, FREMDHEİTSERFAHRUNGEN
(Alienation), Verlag Otto Harrassowitz, Wiesbaden 2006:
Karin Schweissgut, in her ph D. thesis prepared at the Turcology
Department of Berlin Frei Üniversitat, discusses the concepts of social
and cultural alienation as expressed in the works (published during the
1980-2000 period) of Erendiz Atasü, Ayla Kutlu, İnci Aral, Nerva
Bucak, Latife Tekin, and Aslı Erdoğan, six contemporary Turkish
women writers. Among
Atasü's work, she has chosen the short stories Yabancı Bir
Göğün Altında (Under a Foreign Sky) in MOURNİNG
BECOMES THE WIDOW, and Bir Tren Yolculuğu (A Train
Journey ) in WOMEN ALSO EXIST.
Mine ÖZYURT, (instructor: Sevda
ÇALIŞKAN), "Unveiling the Veil: A Study on Erendiz Atasü's 'The
Other Side of the Mountain'", METU, December, 2000: "Unveiling
th Veiled Self", Edebiyat, Vo 13, No 2, p. 199-209, 2003
KORKUT, (instructor: Sevda ÇALIŞKAN), "Woman's Bodily Alienation
as a Theme in 'The Other Side of the Mountain'", METU, January 31,
TATAR, "Time and Place in Feminist Distopias" (MA thesis;
instructer: Dilek Direnç), Ege University, Dept. of
Foreign Languages and Literatures, 2015: Three distopias, Merge Piercys Woman
at the Edge of Time, Doris Lessings Memoirs of a Survivor,
Erendiz Atasüs The Real Life of Güneş Saygılı'
are comparatively studied from the point of view of time/place/freedom
Selen AKTARI, (instructor: Sevda
ÇALIŞKAN), "'The Other Side of the Mountain' As An Autobiographical
Novel", METU, April 2, 2001.
Tuba PALABIYIK, (instructor: Serif AKTAS), "Women
and Their Problems in Erendiz Atasü's Short Stories", Gazi
University, Faculty of Science and Letters, Department of Turkish Language
and Literature, Ankara 2003: The thesis starts with a short evaluation of
Atasü's work in general, then proceeds into an intensive study of women
characters from the stand points of the search for social and sexual
identity, the search for love and compassion, political thoughts and
activities, opposition to social and patriarchal opression, and motherhood.
Nazlıpınar SUBAŞI, A Non-phallocentric Feminine Writing
Practise in Virginia Woolf and Erendiz Atasü Through the All-Encompassing
Female Language İdil, 2017, vol. six, no 33,p. 1443-59
ŞAŞMAN KAYLI, Tracing Body, Fertility and Motherhood in Erendiz
Atasüs Novels, Fe Journal, Feminist Criticisym, 9(1), 2017, p. 27-36
Subverting The Double-Bind Situations in Woolf and Atasü Through Body-Mind Unity,
RumeliDE Dil ve Edebiyat Araştırmaları Dergisi (RumeliDE
journal of Language and Literature Research) , (12),p. 257-64, October 2018
Nurtaç ERGÜN, Erendiz Atasüüs Ideas about Women WritersandWomensLiterature , Tarihi
Değiştiren, Tolumu Dönüştüren Kadınlar (Women Changing
History and Society,ed. Alev Karaduman, Gonca Gökalp Alpaslan, Pelin
Şahin Tekinalp, Meltem Etki, Hacettepe University, Faculty of Letters,
Ankara, May 2016, p. 77-92