[EARLY SHAKESPEARE'S AUTHORSHIP DISCUSSIONS IN TURKEY] Shaksipeare kimdi? Konferanslar Seri: 1 - Kitap: 16. Ankara Halk Evi, 7-5-1938.
SAFFET DENGI, (AUDTCF Professor of the English Literature), (20th century)., Cumhuriyet Halk Partisi Yayini, Ankara, 1938.
Original wrappers. Roy. 8vo. (24 x 17 cm). In Turkish. 31 p. Markings by a pencil, otherwise a very good copy.
Early Turkish booklet on the early discussions on the Shakespeare authorship question. This scholarly lecture presented by Dengi at the CHP Conference (Conference of the Republican People's Party) in Ankara Public House, a place that was the heart of the early Republican enlightenment in 1938.
After the famous figure of the Republican period, politician Sükrü Kaya's (1883-1959) preface, Dengi’s lecture discusses Shakespeare's authorship question based on the views of the famous American Shakespeare scholar Delia Bacon (1811-1859). Dengi mentions the arguments of Anti-Stratfordians. After stating general arguments in Western literary canon about the true identity of Shakespeare, in harmony with the academic consensus, Dengi affirms that the author referred to as "Shakespeare" was William Shakespeare himself.
CHP Conferences were given great importance in the context of the public enlightenment and creating a Republican intelligentsia in the direction of early modern Turkey’s ideals. Mustafa Kemal Atatürk (1881-1938), as the founder of the Republic, pioneered these conferences before his death. All the lectures printed in 1938.
Two printed copies in OCLC.