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The Story “Gamsız’ın Ölümü” By Reşat Nuri Güntekin în Context of Childish Susceptibility

Childish susceptibility is the main criteria which is used for identifying qualities of child literature. This notion means that to see events and world with point of view of child, and at the same time value judgements belonging to child is involved in this notion. In the last century, studies on child psychology and child literature showed that childrens’a axiologies such as true-false is different from adults. For this reason, writers who write for children must care of childish susceptibility. The most important lack of child literature in Turkey is childish susceptibility but the story “Gamsız’ın Ölümü” by Reşat Nuri Güntekin, that is not originally child story, is very good example of using of this notion. Güntekin intented to exhibit the axiological differences between childrens and adults world by means of poisoning a dog by municipal government. Thus, The Killing of Gamsız, is important source for authors who write for childrens.

Child Literature, childish susceptibility, Reşat Nuri Güntekin