Happy birthday, Oğuz Atay!
The present Doodle, shown by Istanbul-based guest artist Enes Diriğ, praises the 86th birthday celebration of Turkish author, playwright, engineer, and professor Oğuz Atay. His 1972 novel “Tutunamayanlar” (“The Disconnected”) is generally acclaimed as one of the most critical Turkish books of the twentieth century. With his dependence on moving story points of view and mix of dreams and reality, Atay was among the principal Turkish authors to investigate the postmodern style known as metafiction.
Oğuz Atay was conceived on this day in 1934, in Inebolu, a beach front town on the Black Sea in the Kastamonu Province of Turkey. Brought up in a very much associated family, he got top training and proceeded to seek after a vocation in the field of structural designing.
In 1960, Atay turned into a speaker at the Istanbul State Engineering and Architecture Academy, however it was the fiction he wrote in his vacation that came to characterize his inheritance.
Atay entered the spotlight of Turkish writing with the distribution of “Tutunamayanlar” in 1972, a transcending scholarly accomplishment which he followed up with a fast series of books through the ’70s. At the same time, he proceeded with his showing vocation and in 1975 was made a partner teacher.
Atay’s “Tutunamayanlar” was distinguished by UNESCO in 2002 as a significant abstract work needing an English interpretation. It has since been converted into English, Dutch, and German, opening Atay’s original novel to non-Turkish perusers around the globe.