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.
Praise for the Book:
"These translations are so colloquial, one forgets one isn't reading the originals."—Boston Phoenix
"Brilliantly conceived and executed, witty and passionate, and inspiring in a sense not found in most modern poems."—Booklist
About the Author:
Randy Blasing is 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.
Also available from Persea by Nazim Hikmet:
Paperback/$17.95 (Can. $20.00)/ISBN 978-0-89255-274-0/304 pages/Poetry in Translation