Human Landscapes From My Country: An Epic Novel In Verse by Nazim HikmetHuman Landscapes From My Country: An Epic Novel In Verse by Nazim Hikmet

Human Landscapes From My Country: An Epic Novel In Verse

byNazim HikmetForeword byEdward HirschTranslated byRandy Blasing

Paperback | December 16, 2008

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Written during the Second World War while Hikmet was serving a thirteen-year sentence as a political prisoner, his verse-novel uses cinematic techniques to tell the story of the emergence of secular, modern Turkey by focusing on the always-entertaining stories of sundry characters from all walks of life. As his vignettes flash before our eyes at movie-like speed, it becomes clear he is also telling the turbulent story of the twentieth century itself and the ongoing struggle between tradition, which trusts in God, and modernity, which entrusts the world to human hands.
Edward Hirsch has published seven books of poems, including Special Orders. He lives in New York City.
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Title:Human Landscapes From My Country: An Epic Novel In VerseFormat:PaperbackDimensions:480 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.25 inPublished:December 16, 2008Publisher:WW NortonLanguage:English

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