Sait Faik'in hikâye ve romanlarında homoerotizm, erkek imgesi ve kadın temsilleri
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The aim of this thesis is to investigate the issues of sexuality and gender in the short stories and novels of Sait Faik. The first chapter is devoted to the text analysis of fifteen homoerotic short stories. Later in this chapter, the issue of pederasty is discussed and the writer’s homoerotic short stories are examined using a comparative approach drawing on the novels of French writers like Gide and Proust. The second chapter is devoted to the characters challenging the gender stereotypes. At the beginning of the third chapter, some of the writer’s short stories about men will be shortly discussed. Later, the descriptions of male body will be examined. Lastly, following the discussion of negative female represantations, the issues of heterosexual relationships and family will be examined. It is observed that masculinity constitutes the basic problematic in Sait Faik’s short stories and novels. The writer examines the stories of male characters, their friendships, partnerships, solidarities, competitions and romantic relationships. Homosocial places and activities excluding women, sensitivity about gender stereotypes and descriptions of healthy male body show that the experience of masculinity is at the center of Sait Faik’s works.