By Mutlu Konuk Blasing
An authoritative biography of Turkey's most vital and most well-liked poet.
Nâzim Hikmet (1902–1963), Turkey’s best-loved poet and a commanding presence in its public existence, 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 innovative 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 existence in prisons or in exile. His stirring unfastened verse in easy phrases, praising his state, his ladies, and the typical guy, used to be thought of “subversive” and banned for many years. at the present time it's to be had in additional than fifty languages, and Hikmet is famous all over the world as a tremendous twentieth-century poet.