|Biographical detail : ||A Turkish Writer.
While a student of economics in Moscow (1922-24) Hikmet joined the Communists party and after returning to Turkey, started writing avant-garde plays, novels and poetry and became Turkey's best known literary figure. He introduced free verse in Turkish poetry.
Hikmet was imprisoned from 1938 to 1950 and thereafter lived in Moscow and other communist countries till his death.
Hikmetís Moscow Symphony, The Day Before Tomorrow, Human Landscape and selected poems was translated into English.