Nâzim Hikmet: The Life and Times of Turkey's World Poet

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Persea Books
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6.0 X 1.2 X 9.0 inches | 1.2 pounds
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About the Author
Mutlu KonukBlasing, a native of Istanbul, is Professor of English at Brown University. Her books include Lyric Poetry: The Pain and the Pleasure of Words. She is the co-translator (with Randy Blasing) of the renowned English translations of Nazim Hikmet, and the author of four scholarly books on American poetry.
(Hikmet) looms as a huge presence in Turkish public life. . . . a valuable biography of a vital twentieth-century figure.
...an enticing exploration . . . a core addition to any international biography collection focusing on thinkers and poets, highly recommended.
Highly Recommended.
[Hikmet] shared with poetic modernists worldwide the determination to be understood by the common person. ...In enlightening remarks on his work as much as the limning of his life, Blasing shows a great poet becoming a great hero.--Ray Olson
[Hikmet] was one of the greatest writers of the last century . . . . It is time for the English-speaking world to discover this fantastic writer, and Konuk Blasing's new biography is a major step in this direction.--Zack Rogow
This biography tells the dynamic story of Turkey's most acclaimed twentieth-century poet. His artistic growth is outlined along with his patriotism, his leftism, and his long-term rejection by the country he loved. Blasing is a prolific translator of Hikmet's work, and she incorporates elements of literary scholarship into her investigation of his life.