Yasar Kemal

Kemal, Yasar

 

(pen name of Kemal Sadik Gökçeli). Born 1922 in the village of Hemite-Gökçeli, Adana Vilayet. Turkish realist writer. One of the founders of the progressive literary-social weekly Ant (1967–71).

Kemal began publishing in 1939 as a poet. His novel Tin Can (1955; Russian translation, 1970) relates the struggle of a solitary intellectual against kulaks and the clergy. In the novel Mehmet My Hawk (vols. 1–2, 1955; Russian translation, 1959) he describes tragic events in an Anatolian village where a struggle is being waged against centuries-old social oppression. A concern with real life is also characteristic of other novels, including The Support (1960), Iron Earth, Copper Sky (1963), and Efe from Çakirc (1972).

WORKS

Bütün hikâyeler. Istanbul, 1967.
Demirciler çarştst cinayeti. Istanbul, 1973.

REFERENCE

Al’kaeva, L. Iz istorii turetskogo romana. Moscow, 1975.
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In Turkey, the first book anyone reads by Yasar Kemal is Memed, My Hawk.
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December 18 2011 (TUR) -- Internationally-acclaimed Turkish novelist Yasar Kemal on Saturday received France's highest order of merit.
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que lo diferencia de otros escritores turcos coetaneos suyos (Pinar Kur, Eminen Sevgi Ordamar, Celill Oler, Faruk Ulay, Yasar Kemal .
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