On the problems of text and genre relations in the context of "pedlar epic-seller" profession ['Gezgi̇nci̇ destancilik' mesleǧi̇ ekseni̇nde tür ve meti̇n i̇li̇şki̇si̇ni̇n problemleri̇ üzeri̇ne]
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The profession that we named as "pedlar epic-seller" includes the work that done by the minstrels who print and copy the epic verse that they wrote about various issues and sell them in villages and especially in city centers as well as their doings in this process of selling, in a period that rapidly enables the products of oral culture to be converted in written forms thanks to wider usage of press. In Turkey, pedlar (mobile) epic-selling, started in Tanzimat period with litho and lasted until 1970s creating a tradition just for one century. The profession enables an appropriate ground to bring controversial issues in folklore discipline up to discussion since the genre of "epic" does not refer to specific literature field, and the pedlar epic-selling is positioned in the intersection of oral, written and electronically oral cultures, and the epics can be written with material concerns on purpose or can be custom-made and lastly since the "pedlar epic-selling" also appears as a performative act. In this article, the particular position of the "pedlar epic-seller" will be analysed in an informative manner and the problems of text and genre relations within the folklore literature will be handed with resulted analysis. In this context, it will be pointed that during the idea production it is just the concepts which can be defined, not the genres thus in analysis of the folklore products the necessity to take especially the context into consideration will be discussed via examples.