Adalet Ağaoğlu, one of the prolific authors and playwrights of 20th-century Turkish literature, has died at the age of 91.
Turkish literary critic Semih Gümüş introduced the saddening information on Twitter on Tuesday, saying, “We misplaced Adalet Ağaoğlu this morning.”
“She was one of the necessary writers of our literature. Her novels have been very particular,” Gümüş mentioned, sharing a photograph of the outstanding Turkish novelist and her husband, who died in 2018.
Boğaziçi University in Istanbul additionally revealed an announcement on the event of her passing.
“We have misplaced a terrific identify of our literature, the precious author Adalet Ağaoğlu, who had obtained an honorary Ph.D. from Boğaziçi University. She will at all times reside on together with her works,” the college mentioned.
The award-winning author was born in 1929 within the Turkish capital Ankara. She studied French Language and Literature at Ankara University.
Her first novel, “Lying Down to Die” (“Ölmeye Yatmak”), was revealed in 1973 and quickly turned a success, pushing its readers to assume if true enlightenment and modernization of society may very well be achieved with out first a change in mindsets and how girls have been handled.
The guide later turned part of a trilogy underneath the identify “Hard Times” (“Dar Zamanlar”) with the publication of “A Wedding Night” (“Bir Düğün Gecesi”) in 1979 and “No” (“Hayır”) in 1989.
The fourth version of Ağaoğlu’s second novel, “Thin Rose of My Thoughts” (“Fikrimin İnce Gülü”) revealed in 1976, was taken down from cabinets throughout the nation after costs have been filed in opposition to her for “humiliating and deriding armed forces.” She was finally acquitted after a two-year trial.
In 2010, Ağaoğlu donated to Boğaziçi University her private archives, which have been stored in a room designed underneath her supervision. This room additionally incorporates her private objects resembling her research desk and typewriter, her correspondences and the primary editions of her books.
Also a fierce defender of human rights, Ağaoğlu centered on social points and their impacts on people by sarcasm and monologues in her writing.