Kemal Tahir





Kemal Tahir

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born
in İstanbul, Turkey
March 13, 1910

died
April 21, 1973

gender
male


About this author

Kemal Tahir (March 13, 1910 - April 21, 1973) was a prominent Turkish novelist and intellectual. Tahir spent 13 years of his life imprisoned due to political reasons and wrote some of his most important novels during this time. His most important novels include Esir Şehrin İnsanları (1956), Devlet Ana (1967) and Yorgun Savaşçı (1965), all in which Tahir uses historical background to support his characters and settings. Some of his novels were adapted into popular films. Tahir also wrote pulp fiction under pseudonyms for financial reasons.

Kemal Tahir started to literature with poetry. His first poems were published in İçtihad magazine in 1931. He got published poems in Yeni Kültür, Geçit, Var and Ses magazines.
His first major work was a four...more


Average rating: 3.92 · 1,282 ratings · 41 reviews · 39 distinct works · Similar authors
Esir Şehrin İnsanları (Esir...
3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 342 ratings — published 1973 — 3 editions
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Devlet Ana
3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 286 ratings — published 1967 — 4 editions
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Kurt Kanunu
4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 109 ratings — published 2005 — 2 editions
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Yorgun Savaşçı
3.91 of 5 stars 3.91 avg rating — 111 ratings — published 1965 — 3 editions
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Esir Şehrin Mahpusu (Esir Ş...
3.98 of 5 stars 3.98 avg rating — 93 ratings — published 1962 — 2 editions
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Yol Ayrımı (Esir Şehir Üçle...
3.88 of 5 stars 3.88 avg rating — 75 ratings
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Karılar Koğuşu
3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 42 ratings
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Rahmet Yolları Kesti
4.4 of 5 stars 4.40 avg rating — 35 ratings — published 1957 — 3 editions
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Bozkırdaki Çekirdek
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 26 ratings
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Köyün Kamburu
3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 26 ratings — published 2006
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“Eski zaferlerden çok bahsediliyorsa, artık yeni zafer ümitleri kalmamış demektir.”
Kemal Tahir

“Biz bircok seyleri ayri ayri biliriz de, yanyana getiremeyiz.

Sorumsuzlugun miskin rahatligi icinde yasamaktansa, sorumluluk altinda, ezilip gebermek daha insanca bir davranis.”
Kemal Tahir, Yediçınar Yaylası

“(...)Kurdun öfkelendiğini anlarsın. Demek insana yakınlığı var. Yılanın öfkesi anlaşılmaz!”
Kemal Tahir, Kurt Kanunu

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