The Complete Works Of Yunus Emre

In The Words Of Poet Cemal Süreyya, Yunus Emre Wrote With The Baby Teeth Of The Turkish Language. Now His Complete Works As Well The Poems Of Aşik Yunus, A Minstrel Poet Whom He Inspired, Have Been Published In A Single Volume Titled ‘Divan-I İlâhîyât’.

Mustafa Tatçı, who is known for his studies of Turkish mystic literature and the many works he has preserved for our libraries, places special importance on Yunus Emre, about whom little documentation exists. In a weighty tome that brings Yunus Emre’s Dîvân (Collected Poems) and Risaletü’n Nushiyye (Book of Counsel) together with the poems of Aşık Yunus, Tatçı has penned comprehensive articles that examine Yunus Emre’s life, works, language, intellectual outlook and art as well as their influence on our literature. And that’s not all. Also included in the book is a special study of the other Yunus, a minstrel poet who, linking his name with that of the great mystic, penned verses under the sobriquet Aşık Yunus. Reading this collection of poetry, considered to be among the classic masterpieces of Turkish literature, in the company of an expert like Mustafa Tatçı, presents an opportunity for an inspiring journey into the world of Yunus Emre.

In his book, People of a Captive City: Kemal Tahir, Sezai Coşkun analyzes one of Turkey’s most prominent novelists through his life, works and ideas. One of Turkey’s most controversial contemporary novelists, Kemal Tahir advised young people to keep an open mind that questions everything and learns it anew from the beginning. And he followed his own advice, even at the risk of alienating his close circle and like-minded colleagues. Sezai Coşkun’s book offers a rare opportunity for a close acquaintance with the intellectual concerns that shaped the life and novels of Kemal Tahir, who authored such celebrated works as Mother State, Parting of the Ways, and Law of the Wolves.

“It was like a voice coming to me from myself; that’s why I loved it. Then one day I learned that everyone - learned, unlearned, sheikh, infidel and believer - from Azerbaijan to the Balkans knows by heart this great poet, who has held sway over the hearts of the Turkish-speaking countries for seven centuries, and I was not surprised.” Burhan Toprak (Art historian)