Engin Ardıç

Engin Ardıç is a well known Turkish writer and journalist who, with the commencement of private television broadcasting in Turkey, also worked as a television commentator in the 1990s.

Biography

He was born in 1952 in Trabzon, a major coastal city on the northern Black Sea shores of Anatolia. Having moved to Istanbul at a very early age due to his parents' appointment, he passed his childhood mostly in today's central Beşiktaş, around Çarşıiçi locality where he was deeply influenced by the lifestyle of the inhabitants and especially by the slang spoken which would later resurface in his works. His keen interest in linguistics may have its roots in this very early epoch of his life.

In 1959, Ardıç was admitted to the elementary section of the highly praised Galatasaray High School (he would complete all stages of elementary and secondary education in this school) where he learned French and befriended many of today's famous Turkish writers, actors, diplomats and high ranked officials who were also students at the same institution. His multifaceted life between his education in this reputed boarding school and the streets of his locality gave his style a unique shape which combines, everyday jargon of Istanbul streets and a deep understanding of linguistics. He relates to these early days of his life in the article "1959" from his book "Kadın Suretleri" ("Woman Faces") which gathers his articles published in the Turkish feminine magazine "Elele" ("Hand-in-hand"). Later, in one of his works, he would define himself as "the last of the long-time extinct urchins of Istanbul streets".

Following his graduation from Galatasaray High School, Ardıç became a student at Robert College, at the department of political sciences. His deep interest in theatre stimulated his eagerness to write and his first articles were critiques of theatrical plays written for the magazine "Tiyatro" ("Theater"), in the early 1970s. He also wrote literary critics in Yeni Dergi ("New Magazine"), Politika ("Politics") and Cumhuriyet ("The Republic").

Bibliography

* "Doğru Söyleyeni Dokuz Köyden..." (1988)
* "Kadın Suretleri" (1989)
* "İslâm Teksas'ta" (1989)
* "Şengül Hamamı" (1989)
* "Mustafa Kemal Sizin Gibi Kıro Değildi!" (1990)
* "Daktilo Konçertoları" (1990)
* "Turkobarok" (1991)
* "Teğel Teğel Hüzün" (1991)
* "Burjuvazi Şeyediyor Haa..." (1999)

References

* Biyografi.net - [http://www.biyografi.net/kisiayrinti.asp?kisiid=1191 "Engin Ardıç"]
* Ansiklopedik "Turkcebilgi.com" - [http://ansiklopedi.turkcebilgi.com/Engin_Ard%C4%B1%C3%A7 "Engin Ardıç"]


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • List of Turkish people — This is a list of notable Turkish people. Actors/actresses * İsmail Ferhat Özlü * Güllü Agop * Tarık Akan Actor * Azra Akın Model, Miss World 2002 * Barış Akarsu * Filiz Akın – Actress * Fatih Akın, film director * Metin Akpınar – Actor * Derya… …   Wikipedia

  • Burak Eldem — (born 1961) is a Turkish writer/researcher, a former radio and TV programmer, web developer and journalist. He is the author of 2012: Rendez vous With Marduk (also known as 2003), (2006) and Talismans Protect Thee (2004). The first two titles… …   Wikipedia

  • List of Robert College alumni — The following is a list of notable graduates of Robert College and Robert Academy (RA), American College for Girls (ACG), Robert Yuksek, which were the subsections of Robert College until the merger of 1971. A * Mustafa Kemal Abadan, Architect *… …   Wikipedia

  • Trabzon — Infobox Settlement settlement type = subdivision type = Country subdivision name = TUR timezone=EET utc offset=+2 map caption =Location of Trabzon within Turkey. timezone DST=EEST utc offset DST=+3 official name = Trabzon image caption = The… …   Wikipedia

  • Galatasaray Lisesi — Infobox School name = Galatasaray Lisesi native name = Lycée de Galatasaray Galatasaray High School Galata Sarayı Enderun u Hümayunu Galatasaray Mekteb i Sultanisi Mekteb i Sultani latin name = imagesize = 250px caption = Galatasaray Lisesi… …   Wikipedia

  • Nureddin Pasha — This article is about an Ottoman army officer. For an Ottoman grand vizier, see Abdurrahman Nureddin Pasha. Nureddin İbrahim (Konyar) 1309 (1893) P. 31 Miralay Nureddin Bey …   Wikipedia

  • Lycee de Galatasaray — Lycée de Galatasaray Lycée de Galatasaray Informations Fondation 1481 Type publique Localisation …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Lycée Galatasaray — Lycée de Galatasaray Lycée de Galatasaray Informations Fondation 1481 Type publique Localisation …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Lycée de Galatasaray — Informations Fondation 1481 Galata Sarayı Enderun u Hümayunu 1 Septembre 1868 Mekteb i Sultani 1924 Lycée de Galatasaray Type Lycée …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Galatasaray High School — For other uses of Galatasaray, see Galatasaray (disambiguation). Galatasaray High School Lycée de Galatasaray Galatasaray Lisesi Galatasaray High School Address …   Wikipedia


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.