Ilhan Berk

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Birthday
18, 1918
Birthplace
Turkey
Death Date
Aug 28, 2008 (89)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
18, 1918
Birthplace
Turkey
Death Date
Aug 28, 2008 (89)

About

Turkish postmodernist poet known for History of a Face, The Book of Things, and other works. His early work deals with socialist themes, while his later work is more individualistic and lyrical.

Before Fame

He studied French at Gazi University. He later worked as a teacher, publisher, and translator.

Trivia

His poetry, infused with mythology and history, includes nods to both Eastern and Western cultural and literary traditions.

Family Life

He was a native of Manisa, Turkey. He died at the age of eighty-nine.

Associated With

He translated Arthur Rimbaud's works into Turkish.