The novel "Bin Hüzünlü Haz", which is the experimental narrative of Hasan Ali Toptaş, is a metafiction. This novel, which is a postmodern narrative, provides an opportunity to be examined in the context of archetypical criticism, in terms of both fantastic elements and intertextual relations. Archetypes, which have existed since the first narratives throughout history, are the essence of today's texts. It is seen that especially postmodern narratives benefit from this rich accumulation of collective unconscious. The novel “Bin Hüzünlü Haz”, which is constructed around the myth of the quest, turns into a search for a style for the writer besides the plot. In the light of the archetype concept of Carl Gustav Jung, the novel "Bin Hüzünlü Haz" was examined in terms of narrator, plot and characters. In the study, it was seen that archetypes reflecting the accumulation of the collective unconscious are processed in a way that will contribute to the structure and theme elements of the narrative.
Archetype, quest, self, metafiction