- A City For All Seasons
- Tastes From Neighboring Salonica
- Carpathian Beauty Bratis
- City Of The Five Senses Bursa
- What Is The Big Picture Idea Of The Mesh
- China, From Ancient Civilization To Modernity
- The Musical Journey of Kudsi Erguner
- A Hundred Years Old, The Misir Apartments
- Treatment Center Turkey
- The Road To Olympics
- Istanbul Overtaken By Cinema
- A Sense Of Irreparable Loss
- Like Moths To A Flame
- Shopping Fest Full Speed Ahead!
- The Man Of La Mancha Musical
- Happy April 23rd!
- A Lovely Day In London
- Not Easy: Life In The City
- Prague’s Literary Spring
- 50 Years Late
- Özcan Yurdalan’s Karachi
- We’re Going To The Sun!
- Edremit In Early Spring
- Three Days In The City Of Angels
- 8 Countries 8 Tipping Traditions
50 Years Late
50 Years Late
Two Poets Meet And Read Their Poems In Paris. Starting With Bedri Rahmi Eyüboğlu’s Warning, ‘Don’t Make A Racket’, The Recording Continues With The Voice Of Nazim Hikmet.
“Okay, boss!” says Nazım Hikmet, “Shall we begin?” And Bedri Rahmi replies in that magnificent voice of his: “Ay ay, Captain!” Poems are read and discussed. An historic moment is recorded.
Now, half a century later, the voices of the two poets are finally coming to their fans. Carefully stowed away in a drawer since 1961, the recording is trotted out and turned into a book and a CD.
WHICH POEMS ARE THEY?
The book includes fifty-seven poems by Nazım Hikmet, read in his own voice on the CD, including two that are previously unpublished. On the recording, where Bedri Rahmi Eyüboğlu reads his poem ‘Mor’ (Purple), Nazım also reads the unfinished version of his well-known poem, ‘Saman Sarısı’ (Straw Yellow), which enables us to get to know the poet even better.
It seems the earlier title of this poem, dedicated to the poet’s beloved Vera, was ‘Bir Garip Yolculuk’ (A Strange Journey). There is also an interview with Nazım Hikmet at the end of the book.