By Hikmet Nazim
A modern overseas vintage, released in English for the 1st time.
This ultimate publication written by way of the nice Turkish poet Nazim Hikmet assessments the borders among fiction and memoir. Set in 1925, in Izmir, Turkey, its protagonist-narrator, Ahmet, a Communist get together member who stocks many biographical info with Hikmet himself, is hiding out in a stone cottage. he's being pursued by means of the key police as he attempts to establish an underground printing press. utilizing a cinematic procedure, Hikmet experiments with the fluidity of time and reminiscence, flashing again to his/Ahmet’s past years in Turkey and Russia and ahead to the years and reports to come back. He creates pictures of his/Ahmet’s lifestyles from a number of angles: as a school scholar in Moscow in his early twenties, infatuated with a Russian lady and stuck up within the euphoria of innovative Communism; as a self-styled innovative in Turkey, spending years out and in of prisons; and as a sixty-year-old exile in a really assorted Moscow, taking inventory of a existence dedicated to utopian beliefs. Life’s solid, Brother captures daily exigencies in addition to the passionate undercurrents of Hikmet’s tumultuous existence.