Nâzım Hikmet’in Hayatı ve Şiirleri (Nazim Hikmet`s Life and Poetry

Leontik, Marija (2012) Nâzım Hikmet’in Hayatı ve Şiirleri (Nazim Hikmet`s Life and Poetry. Bal-Tam Turkluk Bilgisi 17, 17. pp. 263-280. ISSN 1452-2179

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Nazım Hıkmet was born in Salonica, Ottoman Empire, today Thessaloniki, Greece, in 1902. He came from a cosmopolitan and distinguished family. He is one of the best lyric poets in Turkey. In 1921 Hikmet went to Moscow where he studied Sociology at the Communist University of the Toilers of the East. Nazim Hikmet has an important place in contemporary Turkish poetry. He was writing his first poems in syllabic verse. In Moscow, he was influenced by the young Rusian poets, especially by Vladimir Mayakovsky. There, Nazim Hikmet changed his form and preferred writing in free verse which harmonised with the rich vocal properties of the Turkish language. His poetry has been translated into more than fifty languages. The books that he wrote were inspired by his life and the people all over the world, particularly from Turkey and Soviet Union. He often wrote about life, death, justice, peace, prison, woman, wife, man, mother, father, child, love, villages, cities, homeland in his poems and put his love for people into his writing. Nazim Hikmet died in 1963 in Moscow, Soviet Union. Key words: lyric poet, free verse, love for people, love for woman, love for homeland.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Humanities > Languages and literature
Divisions: Faculty of Philology
Depositing User: Marija Leontik
Date Deposited: 12 Dec 2012 13:45
Last Modified: 26 Dec 2012 13:21
URI: http://eprints.ugd.edu.mk/id/eprint/3475

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