Author(s): Ferda ZAMBAK

Safiye Erol’s novel ‘Ülker F?rt?nas?’, focuses on humane love’s inversion into divine love in thematic terms. Complicated and painful nature of the love between Nuran and Sermet, who represent the East and the West, though partly, inevitably directs the narrator to engage more with the mundane one.

The hot spot of the relationship between Sermet who is introduced in the novel as an easterner, and Nuran, who is introduced as a representative of western discipline and nurture with her educational background on Music in Wien, springs from both the eastwest contradiction and Nuran’s efforts to free herself from ambition of love. The rocky road begins with her learning that Sermet is a married man and expands to be a long-term crisis with Sermet’s mental instabilities, Nuran’s befooling and desires. Narrator’s taking the reader back to the beginning of that ambivalence frequently, can be associated with stages of reaching the divine love along with the novel’s setup.

In this study, answers to the matters as implications on fate of love, quick transitions and bouncing between event fragments, and flashbacks to the beginning of the fiction. Thus, elements, which can be seen as fictional deficiencies, and mystifies the readers’ minds will be emphasized and their correspondences will be determined in terms of the theme.


You can send your paper at Online Submission System

  • The Journal of International Social Research / Uluslararası Sosyal Araştırmalar Dergisi ISSN: 1307-9581, an international, peer-reviewed, on the web publication, from 2007 will be issued least four times annualy.
  • Our journal is an independent academic publication based on research in social sciences, contributing to its field and trying to publish scientific articles that will bring innovation to the original and social sciences.
  • The journal has got an international editorial board and referee board, mainly embodied from the each individually professional on the social research fields.
  • Uluslararası Sosyal Araştırmalar Dergisi / The Journal of International Social Research became a member of Cross Reff since 2014 and started to assign DOI numbers to the articles. image
Google Scholar citation report
Citations : 7760

The Journal of International Social Research received 7760 citations as per Google Scholar report

The Journal of International Social Research peer review process verified by publons
Get the App