Author(s): Alim G├ťR
During the period of National Struggle, both the press in general and the journals in particular have had great contributions for the purpose of making the public conscious. Within this framework, Dergâh was one of the most significant science, art and literature journals of the armistice years. Between 15 April 1921 and 5 January 1923, the journal published in Istanbul totally 42 issues, as it could be understood from its contents, backed up the National Struggle.Ahmet Ha?im has also taken part in Dergâh with his works beginning from the first issue, to which the following names such as Yahya Kemal, Ahmet Ha?im, Yakup Kadri, Falih R?fk?, Halide Edip, Ru?en E?ref, Abdülhak ?inasi, Ahmet Hamdi have contributed. The poet’s nine prose works, one of which was formerly published, and eight poems, three of which were composed, were published in the journal between 1921-1922. Ha?im has mostly put emphasis on the art, literature, language and spelling issues in his prose works in Dergâh. The poet, who was interested in the individual and spiritual aspects of art rather than the social and political aspects, was in favour of being precise in literature as well as standing up for the continuation of understandings and habits that were basic and generally held with regard to the language and spelling. In addition to this, Ha?im, who generally used the individual subjects such as love, woman, beloved, death, childhood memories, nature, time in the poems published in the journal, is criticized because he handled in the severe conditions of the National Struggle. Nevertheless, considering his art life as a whole, Ahmet Ha?im made a claim to the national and spiritual values both in his prose and poems contents, form, language and style probably as a matter of stage, mostly the prose works he wrote in the journal, Dergâh and he produced his art, which made him prominent in the literature world.