Author(s): Canan SEVİNÇ

The latest novel of Sema Kaygusuz, Barbar?n Kahkahas? (2015), takes place around events revolving around a defilement case in a summer motel. Based on this, it is a work that causes different parts of the society to face with each other, questioning how people look at the others by how everyone becomes suspicious with each other. Stating that the way to understand yourself and the other is through communication and dialogue, the Soviet literature theoretician Mikhail Bakhtin (1895-1975) has contributed a new perspective on the metholody of novel analysis by this way. According to this perspective, the dialogical nature of life and human being can only be represented in a heteroglot, polyphonic and carnivalesque novel world in which different sounds can be heard and people from every parts of the society can take part equally. Hence, Bakhtin has positioned his theoretical views, whose starting point is pluralism, against all types of absolute, authoritarian, monological ideologies and expressions. Instead of forming a monological expression in her novel, Sema Kaygusuz has also resorted to shake established attitudes regarding various social and historical matters by putting people representing different parts of the society and different world-views into a dialogical relationship within a carnivalesque setting. Within this context, Barbar?n Kahkahas? will be evaluated as a carnivalesque novel in this article in the consideration of Bakhtinian concepts like dialogy, heteroglossia and polyphony


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