Geri Anasayfa


Ironic Discourse in Ahmet Mithat Efendi’s “Felatun Bey and Rakım Efendi” Novel

Abstract Ahmet Mithat Efendi who has an educational and moral perpective in his art understanding, tries various narrative methods in his broad collected works which are composed of almost every realm of literature. In his novels, he uses narrative methods of local story tradition and Western literature in which he has a deep interest. Despite the fact that he has realistic concerns, his real inspiration source is romantic school. Ahmet Mithat who prefers romantic expression that moulded with ironic understanding, creates a literature structure which described as “metafiction” text according to today’s postmodern understanding.This study aims to determine how the building blocks of irony in this literature structure is constructed by taking into account the decriptions and classifications of concept of irony.

Key Words: İrony, romantic irony, postmodernism, metafiction, Ahmet Mithat Efendi, Felatun Bey and R