Author(s): M. Ahmet D├ťZDA?
This paper examines Ahmet Hamdi Tanp?nar’s diary to bring new interpretations to Tanp?nar’s novels. Since its publication in 2007, the diary has been at the center of many discussions, most of which remained as analysis on Tanp?nar’s sore remarks on people around him. However, there are several remarks which might bring new interpretations to his other texts, especially to his novels. It often gives clear clues about how the characters of a novel are produced, how the context is designed, and on top of that how the writer comes up with this kind of fictional universe. Therefore, the diary can be a guide to interpret or reinterpret the novels. This article aims to bring a new perspective to Tanp?nar’s novels by analyzing his remarks in the diary.