Bosphorus in the general perception of Russian Émigré Literature as a component of city is the main material of this study. The aim is to find out how the texts of Russian Émigré Literature influenced the image of Bosphorus and how it was fed by the other texts. This material is studied according to the power of component on forming a city’s image. In this study the texts of Russian émigré writers, such as I. Bunin, V. Nabokov, A. Tolstoy, A. Averchenko, N. Teffi, Z. Shahovskaya, G. Kuznetsova and Don-Aminado, who were lived and wrote in the period of emigration in Istanbul, are used. As method of this study, an urban planning method for analysing cities, which is offered by Kevin Lynch, is used. This kind of interdisciplinary method gives us opportunity of seeing the power of the texts on creating the whole image of the cities with the help of components and sub-components. Separating Bosphorus from its sub-components made possible to see relation between time and water in the texts.
Keywords: Bosphorus, Russian Émigré Literature, İvan Bunin, Vladimir Nabokov, Image of the City, Component of Image