Cultural transmission in the children’s novel written by Cevat Çapan

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RumeliDE Dil ve Edebiyat Araştırmaları Dergisi, sa.20, ss.278-286, 2020 (Diğer Kurumların Hakemli Dergileri)

  • Basım Tarihi: 2020
  • Dergi Adı: RumeliDE Dil ve Edebiyat Araştırmaları Dergisi
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.278-286


Cevat Çapan has published poetry books, theater reviews and anthologies and has translated poems

from poets of various countries into Turkish. He is also a writer and academician. In addition to his

many works, Çapan also has a novel for children. This children's novel is called "Hapış ile Kapış

Havana'da". "Hapış ile Kapış Havana'da" was published in 2018 by the drawings of Semih Poroy.

After being friends with each other, the three children characters of the mentioned novel, Hapış,

Kapış and Kavruk Yunus, go on a summer vacation to spend their summer holiday in Kâni Uncle's

summer house in Yalıoba. During this holiday, a cultural transmission is made in the work through

the conversations that the children have with Uncle Kâni, the archaeological sites they visit, the music

they listen to, and the literary artists they meet. This study aims to examine the cultural transmission

in the novel. The novel has been studied for this purpose. As a result of the examination, it has been

observed that Cevat Çapan made cultural transmission to his readers about tangible cultural heritage

elements, intangible cultural heritage elements, literary cultural elements and music culture. These

transmissions in the novel are very important in terms of raising consciousness and awareness of

cultural elements in children.

Keywords: Cevat Çapan, children's novel, cultural transmission