Monday, October 5, 2020

Özdemir Asaf

Özdemir Asaf  (1923 -1981) was one of the most prominent figures of contemporary Turkish Literature.  His real name was Halit Özdemir Arun.

He studied Law at the Istanbul University and Economics and was always more interested in theoretical subjects.For a few years he worked as a journalist and in 1951 he set up his own printing house.

His poetry and his translations from French poets and writers have been published in journals and anthologies since 1940. For Özdemir Asaf every man is sensitive and wise. Yet not at the same moment. Therefore, he does not tie poetry only to the feelings or only to the mind. Neither does he divide it between the two.

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