The poet Nazim Hikmet died at the age of 61. Here is all you want to know, and more!
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Turkish poet, author, and Communist revolutionary whose works have been translated into over fifty languages. His poetry collections include The Day Before Tomorrow and Human Landscapes.
His father held a government position in Salonica (then in the Ottoman Empire) at the time of Hikmet’s birth.
“Living is no laughing matter: you must live with great seriousness like a squirrel for example – I mean without looking for something beyond and above living, I mean living must be your whole occupation.” (Nazim Hikmet)
“And don’t forget, a prisoner’s wife must always think good thoughts.” (Nazim Hikmet)