Cemal Süreya

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Cemâl Süreya (1931, Pülümür, Tunceli – 1990, Istanbul), pen name of Cemâlettin Süreyya Seber, Turkish poet and writer.

Biography[edit]

Of Kurdish[1] origin, after the 1938 Dersim Rebellion, Süreya and his family were displaced to Bilecik, a city in the Marmara Region of Turkey. This had a significant effect on his poems.[citation needed]

He graduated from the Political Sciences Faculty of Ankara University. He was the editor-in-chief of the Papirüs literary magazine. Cemal Süreya is a notable member of the Second New Generation of Turkish poetry, an abstract and postmodern movement created as a backlash against the more popular-based Garip movement. Love, mainly through its erotic character, is a popular theme of Süreya's works. Süreya's poems and articles were published in magazines such as Yeditepe, Yazko, Pazar Postası, Yeni Ulus, Oluşum, Türkiye Yazıları, Politika, Aydınlık, and Somut. He is known to have been a primary influence on the poetry of Sunay Akın.[citation needed] He lost a letter "y" from his pen name – originally Süreyya – because of a lost bet with Turkish poet Sezai Karakoç.[2]

Bibliography[edit]

Poetry[edit]

  • Üvercinka (1958)
  • Göçebe (1965)
  • Beni Öp Sonra Doğur Beni (1973)
  • Sevda Sözleri (Collected Poems, 1984)
  • Güz Bitiği (1988)
  • Sıcak Nal (1988).

Articles[edit]

  • Şapkam Dolu Çiçekle (1976)
  • Günübirlik (1982)
  • 99 yüz (1990)
  • Folklor Şiire Düşman (1992)
  • Uzat Saçlarını Frigya (1992)
  • Aritmetik iyi Kuşlar Pekiyi (1993) -for children

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Feyza Perinçek; Nursel Duruel (1995). Cemal Süreya: Şairin Hayatı Şiire Dahil. Kaynak. ISBN 978-975-343-109-5. 
  2. ^ "Cemal Süreya 'y' harfini nasıl kaybetti?". Gastebursa.com. 12 November 2011. Archived from the original on 24 January 2013. Retrieved 2012-10-16.