A Study Guide for Nazim Hikmet's "Letter to My Wife," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Poetry for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Poetry for Students for all of your research needs.
by Poets of Poets of the 7th NAzim Hikmet Poetry Festival
The book includes an article by Prof. Stanislav Shvabrin on Anna Akhmatova and her poetry, a poem by the invited poet, Betty Adcock, poems by the winners of the Seventh Nazim Hikmet Poetry Competition and original translations of poems by the Turkish poet, Behcet Necatigil.
Written in free verse and employing such cinematic techniques as flashbacks, pans, zooms, dissolves, and jump cuts, this stunning 17,000 line novel in verse traces the fortunes of men and women during Turkey's change from an Islamic empire to a secular republic and exemplifies his vision of life as a communal experiment in creating a world in the image of our dreams.
A biography of poet Nazim Hikmet, this text examines his life and his work, asserting that his creative vision combined a dialectical view of society with passionate personal relationships, all reflected in experimental poetic forms. Stalin's daughter described him as a romantic communist.
The Turkish Muse: Views and Reviews, 1960s-1990s, collects Talat S. Halman's book reviews written in English and, read chronologically, provides a unique perspective on the development of Turkish literature and criticism during the formative and later years of the Turkish Republic. The new genres adopted from Europe and, to a lesser extent, from the United States include the novel, the short story, the stage play, and the essay. The reviews collected in this volume reflect the way in which these genres developed and matured within their new milieu of Turkish letters. Establishing each book in its literary, social, and cultural Turkish context, Halman then addresses the work's more international or universal importance. Written over a period of four decades, these reviews illuminate the careers of many writers from their early work to their rise as leading Turkish poets, novelists, and dramatists--Ilhan Berk, Melih Cevdet Anday, Gungor Dilmen, Fazil Husnu Daglarca, and Yasar Kemal, to name just a few. More recent reviews discuss the work of such important figures as Hilmi Yavuz and Orhan Pamuk.
by Nazim Hikmet Nazim Hikmet Poetry Festival Contributors
The poetry if Faiz Ahmad Faiz, the most acclimed modern urdu poet, shows how a soft mellowed diction can effectively depict the intense feelings of a hard core pre-perestroika activist of international repute. The translations bear out the softness as well as the poignancy of the original. Retention of the original imagery and idiom adds up to a new expressional hue in English.