A Brave New Quest
100 Modern Turkish Poems
Edited by Talat Sait Halman
Translated by Talat Sait Halman
Associate editor Jayne L. Warner
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Brave New Quest by Talat Sait Halman
Book DescriptionThis book contains a representative selection of modern Turkish poems that conveys in faithful translations the full spectrum of Turkish emotions, humor, intellectual explorations, joys, and agonies. This anthology features a wide variety of poems about social justice, love, evocations of history, humanitarian concerns, and other themes. It contains stirring examples of the revolutionary romanticism of Nazim Hikmet; the passionate wisdom of Fazil Husnu Daglarca; the wry and captivating humor of Orhan Veli Kanik; the intellectual complexity of Oktay Rifat and Melih Cevdet Anday; the modern mythology of Ilhan Berk; the subtle brilliance of Behcet Necatigil; the rebellious spirit of the socialist realists; the lyric flow of the neoromantics; and the diverse explorations of younger poets. These poems are infused with their own unique flavors while speaking in an unmistakably universal style.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780815608400
(229mm x 152mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Syracuse University Press
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
Publish Date: 1-Nov-2005
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Talat Sait Halman
Talat S. Halman, professor and chairman of the Department of Turkish Literature at Bilkent University in Ankara, Turkey, is the author and editor of more than sixty books, including Contemporary Turkish Literature and Living Poets of Turkey. Jayne L. Warner is director of research at the Institute for Aegean Prehistory in New York.
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