Cemal Süreya

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Cemâl Süreya
Cemal Sureya.jpg
BornCemalettin Seber
1931
Erzincan, Turkey
DiedJanuary 9, 1990(1990-01-09) (aged 58–59)
Istanbul, Turkey
OccupationPoet, writer
NationalityTurkish
Alma materFaculty of Political Science, Ankara University
Years active1953–1990
Spouse
  • Seniha Seber (m. 1954–1962)
  • Zühal Tekkanat (m. 1967–1975)
  • Güngör Demiray (m. 1975–1975)
  • Birsen Sağnak (m. 1980–1990)
Children2

Cemâl Süreya (born Cemâlettin Seber; 1931 – 9 January 1990) was a Turkish poet and writer of Zaza descent.

Biography[edit]

Of Alevi origin, after the 1938 Dersim Rebellion, Süreya and his family were displaced to Bilecik, a city in the Marmara Region of Turkey.

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.[1]

Bibliography[edit]

Poetry[edit]

  • Üvercinka (1958)
  • Göçebe (1965)
  • Beni Öp Sonra Doğur Beni (1973)
  • Sevda Sözleri (Terms of Endearment, 1984)
  • Güz Bitiği (1988)
  • Sıcak Nal (1988)
  • Sevda Sözleri (1990)

Articles[edit]

  • Şapkam Dolu Çiçekle (1976)
  • Günübirlik (1982)
  • Onüç Günün Mektupları (1990)
  • 99 Yüz (1990)
  • Günler (1991)
  • Aydınlık Yazıları/Paçal (1992)
  • Oluşum'da Cemal Süreya (1992)
  • Folklor Şiire Düşman (1992)
  • Papirüs'ten Başyazılar (1992)
  • Uzat Saçlarını Frigya (1992)
  • Aritmetik iyi Kuşlar Pekiyi (1993) – for children

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References[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ "Cemal Süreya 'y' harfini nasıl kaybetti?". Gastebursa.com. 12 November 2011. Archived from the original on 24 January 2013. Retrieved 2012-10-16.
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