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Below are some of the most recent articles and videos about Oğuz Atay: Oğuz Atay: The Man Who Changed the Course of Turkish Literature Oğuz Atay is a Turkish author who is best known for his novel Tutunamayanlar (The Disconnected). Published in 1974, the novel is considered one of the most influential works of literature in Turkish history, and has been praised for its exploration of existentialism and modernism. The novel follows the story of a group of university students in Istanbul and the struggles they face as they try to make sense of their lives. Atay was born in 1942 in Istanbul, and he was raised in a family of Turkish teachers. He began writing in the early 1960s, and he was heavily influenced by the French existentialist writers of the time, such as Jean-Paul Sartre and Albert Camus. Atay also drew inspiration from the work of German philosopher Martin Heidegger. Atay’s works have been translated into multiple languages, and he has won numerous awards, including the Turkish Grand National Literature Award in 1984. His influence on Turkish literature has been profound, and he is credited with helping to create a new literary movement in Turkey