Traces of Divan Poet In Oral Cultural Memory: Nabi at Conks

Gurbuz M.

MILLI FOLKLOR, no.95, pp.54-62, 2012 (AHCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: Issue: 95
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Journal Name: MILLI FOLKLOR
  • Journal Indexes: Arts and Humanities Citation Index (AHCI), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.54-62
  • Yozgat Bozok University Affiliated: No


Conk and magazines are works, but rather literary, that brings together many materials that belong to different areas with the method of compilation. They are important sources for literary works of all kind. For example, they are sources that save many poets, who do not take part in "literature histories", from oblivion. Also, they stand as one of the most important references for critical text of "divans". On the other hand, these can provide clues from firsthand about the society's needs, interests, tastes by virtue of the identity of compilers and formation processes. Although it sometimes appears examples of the opposite direction, the idea, "Conk mostly reflects folk culture, however magazines reflect the accumulation of classical culture" has gained wide currency. When examined the contents of such works, however, it is possible to see how the two literary traditions melted in the same pot by their followers despite they are seen as the texts produced by the poets belonging to different traditions for the different masses. In this article, including an example of this situation, we study poems of one of the leading divan poets, Nabi, at the conks, and we try searching for answers to questions on what is the rate of Nabi to enter into conks, which poems of him is mostly selected, in respect to the data obtained, and how we should interpret these results when compared with other poets. In addition to, we introduce poems with appellative detected in various magazines which don't exist in his Divan.