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Human Landscapes from My Country An Epic Novel in Verse

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ISBN-10: 0892553499

ISBN-13: 9780892553495

Edition: N/A

Authors: Nazim Hikmet, Edward Hirsch, Randy Blasing, Edward Hirsch

List price: $36.00
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The complete English translation of Nazim Hikmet's epic masterwork. 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.
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Book details

List price: $36.00
Publisher: Persea Books, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/6/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 480
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

Edward Hirsch is a celebrated poet and peerless advocate for poetry. A MacArthur fellow, he has published eight books of poems and four books of prose. He has received numerous awards and fellowships, including a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, the Rome Prize, a Pablo Neruda Presidential Medal of Honor, and the American Academy of Arts and Letters Award for Literature. He serves as president of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation and lives in Brooklyn.

Randy Blasing, a former National Endowment for the Arts Translation Fellow, is the author of seven books of poetry, including Choice Words: Poems 1970-2005. He is also the eminent translator, alongside Mutlu Konuk, of the renowned Turkish poet Nazim Hikmet. He lives in Lincoln, Rhode Island.