Karadeniz International Scientific Journal

This is an internationally refereed social science journal that is published every three months (quarterly) in electronic-based and print-based since 2009. The journal publishes four issues each year (March, June, September, and December).

The publication language of this journal is Turkish, English, or Russian.

This is an open-access journal. Therefore, all issues and articles published so far can be accessed free of charge from the journal's website.




People's livelihood matters have always been an integral part of literary production in almost all eras. Human beings, who have to find out the meaning of their existence, attempt to recognise themselves and make their existence meaningful by getting to know the conditions and happenings around them. II. Yeni Poetry presents the tragic of city people, who are forced to a new attempt to find out the meaning of life in the face of modernisation. In his early poems, İlhan Berk focuses upon the depiction people, who become alienated in the face of economic hardships in the cities, through the portrayal of workers, women, young girls and children. People from lower economic scale are depicted as unhappy, hopeless, depressed and alienated in his early poems. In this article, how the themes of depression and estrangement are felt by the individual in İlhan Berk’s early poems, focusing on the effects of modernity, will be examined and analyzed.

Keywords: İlhan Berk, Early Period Poems, Modernisation, Individual, Depression, Alienation.

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