Ahmet Hamdi Tanpınar (1901-1962) as well as being a poet, writer and thinker; He was a "sui generis" intellectual who had close relations with almost all the art, thought and literature circles of his time, such as Yahya Kemal, Peyami Safa, Bedri Rahmi Eyuboglu, and the leading figures of these contexts. He was also an academician and a member of parliament. Tanpınar has combined all of the aforementioned acquis with his artistic sensibility. He made historical, social, political and aesthetic determinations and proposals about Turkey, the Turkish nation and Turkish art. Even today, the actors of the Turkish world of thought and art, refer to Tanpınar and apply to Tanpınar's testimony. There is the fact that that Tanpınar's impressive vision still sheds light on today's intellectuals and their arguments. Huzur and Saatleri Ayarlama Enstitüsü (SAE) novels are important novels in terms of both the facts discussed in them and the fact that each of the heroes of the novel -from the Tanzimat Period to the Republic Period- represents an aspect of Turkish social and political life. In this article, it has been argued that Tanpınar's novels Huzur and Saatleri Ayarlama Enstitüsü was built on the thesis of "New Turkish Literature begins with a civilizational crisis", which was also put forward by Tanpınar, and this thesis had been analyzed and determined in the aforementioned novels.
Medeniyet Krizi, Ahmet Hamdi Tanpınar, Huzur, Saatleri Ayarlama Enstitüsü, Türk Modernleşmesi.