By Mutlu Konuk Blasing
An authoritative biography of Turkey's most crucial and most well liked poet.
Nâzim Hikmet (1902–1963), Turkey’s best-loved poet and a commanding presence in its public lifestyles, lived via a turbulent era—the finish of the Ottoman Empire, the increase of Communist Russia, and the start of the Turkish Republic. Born into the Ottoman elite, Hikmet embraced Communist beliefs and joined the progressive ranks at nineteen. Of passionate temperament, he lived his existence full-tilt, deeply romantic in his loves and uncompromising in his politics—for which he spent greater than a 3rd of his lifestyles in prisons or in exile. His stirring unfastened verse in uncomplicated phrases, praising his kingdom, his girls, and the typical guy, was once thought of “subversive” and banned for many years. this present day it's on hand in additional than fifty languages, and Hikmet is well-known all over the world as a big twentieth-century poet.
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Nâzim Hikmet: The Life and Times of Turkey's World Poet (Karen & Michael Braziller Books) by Mutlu Konuk Blasing