The novel titled Peace, written by Ahmet Hamdi Tanpınar is one of the most well-known works among sea-themed books. It was published as tomorrow in the Cumhuriyet Newspaper between February 22, 1948, and June 2, 1948. It was put into a book in 1949.
Tanpınar, the author of the novel, wrote his 391-page work, Dr. It was dedicated to Tarık Temel. He establishes the foundations of his novel in 1939 in Istanbul. This is the main character named Mumtaz. Mumtaz is an Istanbulite type with existential problems.
The other character in the novel is Nuran. He is a type who loves Mumtaz but is subjected to social pressure because he has a child and is a widow. He was overwhelmed by rumors and learned to destroy his love. Nuran gives up marrying Mumtaz.
The reader of this novel identifies with both characters over the years. In our country, this kind of social pressure is constantly experienced. Therefore, the book continues to be updated. Likewise, the message the book wants to convey is still meaningful. The other character mentioned in the book is Suat. When Suat, one of the losers of the story, is a good person or a bad person, time loses clarity. However, considering the general course, Suat can be called a bad character. It represents a faltering generation after the Republic.
This work is a novel of restless individuals who try to exist but lose each one in the end. Since the date it was written, it is the clearest mirror of society with the unchanged troubles of the people of the place where it was written. One of the features that distinguish the novel from other sea-themed works is that it describes Istanbul very well in the background. When examined, it is seen that it is one of the novels that draw the most beautiful portrait of Istanbul. The book consists of four separate sections. There are four heroes. Each episode is named after a hero. İhsan, Nuran, Suat, and Mümtaz are part names. The main character, Mumtaz, introduces the other three characters in the novel. Considering the first-period Turkish novel, the place had a meaning in terms of representing the values of East and West. For this reason, the city was divided into two. The neighborhoods of the Istanbul side were places where the Ottoman-Islamic traditions were continued and their customs were kept alive. Beyoğlu's side represented the other half of the city that became Westernized. The novel Huzur deals with the contrast between East and West and the problem of identity by comparing different districts of Istanbul.