Nazim Hikmet Ran

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Nâzım Hikmet Ran
Born 15 January 1902(1902-01-15)
Salonica, Ottoman Empire, today Thessaloniki, Greece1
Died 3 June 1963(1963-06-03) (aged 61)
Moscow, Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic, Soviet Union
Nationality Turkish
Ethnicity Turkish
Occupation poet, playwright, novelist

Nâzım Hikmet Ran (15 January 1902 – 3 June 1963),[1][2] commonly known as Nâzım Hikmet, was a Turkish poet, playwright and novelist. He was well liked for the "lyrical flow of his statements".[3] Hikmet was often arrested for his political beliefs. He spent much of his adult life in prison or in exile. His poetry has been translated into more than fifty languages.

References[change | edit source]

  1. Encyclopædia Britannica: Nazım Hikmet (Turkish author)
  2. Nazım Hikmet Kültür ve Sanat Vakfı
  3. Selected poems, Nazim Hikmet translated by Ruth Christie, Richard McKane, Talat Sait Halman, Anvil press Poetry, 2002, p.9 ISBN 0-85646-329-9