There are artistic actions in which social breaks are told in different periods of history. Literature is one of the quietest but most intimate recordings among them. He was silent because he was not given such a job. It is because it records the reactions of the subtle souls as the necessity of being art. One of the most robust follow-up of this figure in Turkey's transition period is Ömer Seyfettin. All the fictional, linguistic, and thematic features he brought to the story, as well as being a perpetual witness, add much value to his story. It has built the value structures of a state that has been destroyed and tried to be established; moreover, it is a representation that can do this in difficult times. Ömer Seyfettin rewrote the professional wear caused by being a soldier by transforming it into a narrative value. Particularly the Balkan wars and the major destructions reflected by them find their place in the selected narrative strings. Two of them are Beyaz Lale and Bomba. The writer, who conveys all the details of the acts of inhumane violence carried out by Bulgarian comitarians, makes the reader feel like he is practicing a practice of violence and taking revenge. Text goes beyond being a story and becomes a motive narration. The right of being national and establishing the basic structures of it has turned into a lyrical direction in some of Ömer Seyfettin's stories. Violence is one of these building attitudes.


Ömer Seyfettin, history, pathological violence, cynicism.

Author : Fatih ARSLAN
Number of pages: 137-146
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The Journal of Social Sciences
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