Poems Of Nazim Hikmetby Nazim Hikmet
This exciting new edition of the poems of Nazim Hikmet adds more than twenty poems never before available in English. The Blasing/Konuk translations, already acclaimed for the past quarter-century for their accuracy and grace, convey Hikmet's compassionate, accessible voice with the subtle music innovative form, and emotional directness of the originals.
- Persea Books
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- 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.81(d)
Meet the Author
Nazim Hikmet is considered Turkey's greatest modern poet. For his Communist views, he was imprisoned in Turkey and his work was banned. His poetry has been translated into more than fifty languages. He won the World Peace Prize (the USSR's equivalent of the Nobel) in 1950.
Randy Blasing, a former National Endowment for the Arts Translation Fellow, is the author of seven books of poetry, including Choice Words: Poems 1970-2005.
Mutlu Konuk, a native of Istanbul, is Professor of English at Brown University. Her books include Lyric Poetry: The Pain and the Pleasure of Words.
Carolyn Forché, poet, translator, and activist, teaches writing at George Mason University. She has published two award-winning volumes of poetry, Gathering the Tribes and The Country Between Us. In 1990 Ms. Fourché received a Lannan Literary Award, granted to poets and writers of literary excellence "whose work promotes a truer understanding of contemporary life."
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