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Poems of Nazim Hikmet

Poems of Nazim Hikmet Nazim Hikmet, Randy Blasing & Mutlu Konuk (Translators), Carloyn Forché (Foreword)

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:
"A potent testament to the Turkish poet's genius."—World Literature Today

"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:
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 in 1950.

Randy Blasing is author of seven books of poetry, including Choice Words: Poems 1970-2005. Mutlu Konuka native of Istanbul, is Professor of English at Brown University.

Also available from Persea by Nazim Hikmet:
Human Landscapes from My Country

Paperback/$17.95 (Can. $20.00)/ISBN 978-0-89255-274-0/304 pages/Poetry in Translation

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