Author(s): Y?lmaz EVAT
According to the theory of intertextualityevery literary text is related to what was formerly written before itself. Infact, every new literary text is the transformation of other texts. Intertextuality theory is based on the Russian formalists. By suggesting the concept Julia Kristeva jots down "no text can be written regardless of any other written texts before, clear or unclear it is reminiscent of previously written texts, and it reminds of the earlier texts." Mikhail Bakhtin, Roland Barthes, Michael Riffaterra, Laurent Jenny, Gerard Genette have improved this theory. Murathan Mungan’s "?ahmeran's legs" story contains rich features in the context of intertextual relations. At first, the name of the story recalls the legend of Sahmeran. In the story, the statement “The Snake and the man's friendship or enmity is based on the history of the apple” is a reference to Adam and Eve. Also the the symbol of "well" ,which is often repeated in the story, recalls Joseph. Further more the mentioned words "Daniel, Joshua, Moses” is a reference to such prophet names as the names of sacred texts. Mose sand Old Testament names remind the period of the Pharaoh in Egypt, The "Solomon" and "seal" the words are reminiscent the period of Solomon, and the search for the secret of immortality in the plot in the sacred texts recall the periods of the prophets Khidrand Ilyas. Murathan Mungan in his story tells several the tales which are inter twined.The author re-wrote the story in theaspect of intertextuality.. In this study, Murathan Mungan’s story “?ahmeran'?n legs” will be examined in respect of intertextual relationships.