Poet and writer
(b. 23 June 1901, Şehzadebaşı / İstanbul - d. 24 January 1962). He used the pen
name Mızrakçıoğlu. After he completed his primary education in Vefa, Kerkük,
His first poems
were published in the journals Dergâh,
Millî Mecmua, Hayat, Görüş
beginning in 1921. His poems he wrote after 1932 were published in the
journals Varlık, Ağaç, Görüş, Oluş, Ülkü,
İstanbul etc. He compiled most of his poems in a book one year before his
death. He was known more for his novels and research of literature history than
his poems. In his stories and novels in which he gave great importance to
psychological analyses, he wrote about people who were always searching and the
chaos between westernization and traditional life. He satirized his time
through irony in his work Saatleri
Ayarlama Enstitüsü (
SHORT STORY: Abdullah Efendi'nin Rüyaları (Dreams of Abdullah Efendi, 1943), Yaz Yağmuru (Summer Rain, 1955).
NOVEL: Huzur (Presence, 1949), Saatleri Ayarlama Enstitüsü (Institute of Setting Watches, 1961), Sahnenin Dışındakiler (Those Who Are Off the Stage, 1973), Mahur Beste (Mahur* Composition, 1975), Aynadaki Kadın (Woman in the Mirror, 1987).
REVIEW: Tevfik Fikret (Tevfik Fikret, 1937), Namık Kemal Antolojisi (Anthology of Namık Kemal, 1942), 19. Asır Türk Edebiyatı Tarihi I (19th Century History of Turkish Literature, 1949, general 2nd edition, 1956), Yahya Kemal (Yahya Kemal, 1963), Edebiyat Üzerine Makaleler (Articles on Literature, publication prepared by Zeynep Kerman, 1969), Mücevherlerin Sırrı (Secret of Jewelry; article, interview and answers of questionnaires published in newspapers but not published in a book, 1928 and 1960; publication prepared by İlyas Dirin, Turgay Anar, Şaban Özdemir, 2001).
ESSAY: Beş Şehir (Five Cities, 1946), Yaşadığım Gibi (As I Live, 1970).
LETTER: Ahmet Hamdi Tanpınar'ın Mektupları (Letters of Ahmet Hamdi Tanpınar, by Zeynep Kerman, 1974), Tanpınar’dan Hasan–Âli Yücel’e Mektuplar (Letters from Tanpınar to Ali Yücel, prepared by C. Y. Eronat, 1997).
POETRY: Şiirler (Poems, 1961), Bütün Şiirler (All Poems, 1989), Seçmeler (Selections, by Enis Batur, 1992).
New publications of his works were made by Dergâh Publishing House.
REFERENCE: Tahir Alangu / Cumhuriyetten Sonra Hikâye ve Roman (c. 3, 1965), Orhan Okay / Bir Monografi Denemesi I-VIII (Dergâh, sayı: 25-33, 1992), Mehmet Behçet Yazar / Edebiyatçılar Alemi-Edebiyatımızın Unutulan Simaları (yay. haz. Mustafa Everdi, 1999), Mücevherlerin Sırrı-Derlenmemiş Yazılar Anket ve Röportajlar / Ahmet Hamdi Tanpınar / Hazırlayanlar: İlyas Dirin, Turgay Anar, Şaban Özdemir / (Cumhuriyet Kitap, 31.1.2002), Ahmet Hamdi Tanpınar Özel Sayısı (Hece, sayı: 61, Ocak 2002; İçinde bibliyografya), Beşir Ayvazoğlu / Tanpınar ve Siyaset (Zaman, 10.3.2002), İhsan Işık / Yazarlar Sözlüğü (1990, 1998) - Türkiye Yazarlar Ansiklopedisi (2001, 2004) – Encyclopedia of Turkish Authors (2005) - Resimli ve Metin Örnekli Türkiye Edebiyatçılar ve Kültür Adamları Ansiklopedisi (2006, gen. 2. bas. 2007) - Ünlü Edebiyatçılar (Türkiye Ünlüleri Ansiklopedisi, C. 4, 2013) - Encyclopedia of Turkey’s Famous People (2013).