Nesl-i Ahir as an example for the publication of simplified editions of literary texts

Sinar A.

BILIG, no.46, pp.133-152, 2008 (SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: Issue: 46
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Journal Name: BILIG
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.133-152
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: No


Nesl-i Ahir, serialized in Sabah between 7 September 1908 and 5 March 1909, was neither simplified nor published as a book during its writer's lifetime. The only extant version of the work in book form is the simplified edition prepared by Semsettin Kutlu in 1990 and published with the subtitle, Son Kusak. Unfortunately, in simplifying the original and writing it in the letters of the new alphabet, Semsettin Kutlu has followed the original text very loosely and made significant changes in it. The end result has been an edition highly foreign to Halit Ziya's original work.