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ALANGU, Tahir

Writer and historian of literature (b. 1916, İstanbul – d. 19 June 1973). He attended primary school in Anamur, the İstanbul Kabataş High School for Boys (1938) and graduated from İstanbul University, Faculty of Literature, Department of Turkish Language and Literature (1943). His graduate thesis was on Türk Masallarının İç Yapısı ve Kahramanlar (The Internal Structure of Turkish Tales and Heroes). He worked as a teacher of literature in Yozgat High School, Kepirtepe and Ortaklar Village Institutes, Van, Erzincan and İstanbul high schools during his military service.

Alangu is known especially for his story and novel research and literature history research; his book Cumhuriyet’ten Sonra Hikâye ve Roman (The Story and Novel after the Republic) in three volumes is a work of intensive research. His work was published in reviews such as Gündüz (1936), Yeni Türk, Yeni Kurt (1941-42), Değirmen ve Tarihten Sesler (1943), Yenilik, Yeditepe (1957), Dost, Kim, Vatan (1957-63), May (1967-69) and in the almanacs of Varlık (1960-63).

WORKS:

STUDY-RESEARCH: Cumhuriyet'ten Sonra Hikâye ve Roman (The Story and Novel After the Republic, 3 volumes, 1959, 1965), 100 Ünlü Türk Eseri (100 Famous Turkish Works, 2 volumes, 1974), Türkiye Folkloru El Kitabı (Handbook of Turkish Folklore, class notes, articles, 1983).

COLLECTION: Kalavela (Kalavela, summary of the Finnish national myth, 1945), Çalgılı Kahvelerdeki Külhanbey Edebiyatı ve Nümuneleri (Literature of Vagrants in Taverns with Examples, 1945), Sait Faik İçin (For Sait Faik, 1950), Servet-i Fünûn Edebiyatı Antolojisi (The Anthology of Scientific Wealth Literature, 1958), Ataç'a Saygı (A Tribute to Ataç, 1959), Billur Köşk Masalları (The Tales of the Crystal Villa, 1961), Keloğlan Masalları (Tales of Keloğlan, 1967).

MONOGRAPHY: Ömer Seyfettin - Bir Ülkücü Yazarın Romanı (Ömer Seyfettin – The Novel of an Idealistic Writer, 1968).