Kemal, Yasar


Kemal, Yasar
(1923- )
   Of Kurdish ethnic heritage, Yasar Kemal is one of modern Turkey's greatest living novelists. He is noted for his command of the language and lyrical description of rural Turkish life. His most famous work, Mehmet, My Hawk, is the story of a Robin Hood-like bandit in the Taurus Mountains. Kemal has written more than 35 other books, which have been translated into some 30 different languages, and he has won numerous prestigious awards. He also has been a perennial candidate for the Nobel Prize in literature. On 30 June 2009, Turkey's Bosphorus University awarded him an honorary doctorate.
   In 1995, Kemal ran afoul of the Turkish authorities for his criticism of Turkey's policy toward its ethnic Kurdish population, and he was tried under Article 8 of the Antiterrorist Law. Due to international publicity, he only received a suspended sentence.

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  • Kemal, Yaşar — ▪ Turkish author Yaşar also spelled  Yashar , original name  Kemal Sadik Gogceli  born 1922, Hemite, Tur.       Turkish novelist of Kurdish descent best known for his stories of village life and for his outspoken advocacy on behalf of the… …   Universalium

  • Kemal, Yasar — orig. Kemal Sadik Gogçeli (n. 1922, Hemite, Turquía). Novelista turco de origen kurdo. A los cinco años Kemal presenció el asesinato de su padre en una mezquita y él mismo perdió un ojo. Fue detenido en varias ocasiones por su activismo político …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Yasar Kemal — Yaşar Kemal (* 6. Oktober 1923 als Kemal Sadık Gökçeli im Dorf Hemite (heute Gökçedam) in der Provinz Osmaniye) ist einer der bedeutendsten zeitgenössischen Romanciers der Türkei kurdischer Abstammung. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Herkunft, Kindheit und… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Yaşar Kemal — (born Kemal Sadık Gökçeli 1923) is one of Turkey s leading writers. [cite news| url=http://www.turkishdailynews.com.tr/archives.php?id=2229| title=French pay tribute to Yasar Kemal | work=Turkish Daily News |accessdate=2008 04 04|date=1997 03… …   Wikipedia

  • Kemal — (Mustafa) dit Kemal Atatürk ( le Père des Turcs ) (1881 1938), homme politique turc. Général, il se distingua durant la guerre de Tripolitaine (1911 1912) et en 1914 1918. Prenant la tête d un mouvement nationaliste, il réunit à Ankara une… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Yasar — (as used in expressions) Abu Said ibn Abi al Hasan Yasar al Basri Muhammad ibn Ishaq ibn Yasar ibn Khiyar Kemal, Yasar …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Kemal — (as used in expressions) Atatürk, Mustafa Kemal Mustafa Kemal Kemal, Yasar Kemal Sadik Gogçeli …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Yaşar Kemal — (* 6. Oktober 1923 als Kemal Sadık Gökçeli im Dorf Hemite, heute Gökçedam, in der Provinz Osmaniye) ist einer der bedeutendsten zeitgenössischen Romanciers der Türkei. Er ist kurdischer Abstammung. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Herkunft, Kindheit und… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Yasar Kemal — Yaşar Kemal Yachar Kemal (en turc Yaşar Kemal, de son vrai nom Kemal Sağdıkgöğceli) est un romancier et journaliste turc, d origine kurde, né en 1923 dans le village de Hemite près d Osmaniye en Turquie. Issu d une famille pauvre, il dut… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Yaşar Kemal —   [ja ʃɑr kɛ mɑl], türkischer Schriftsteller, eigentlich Kemal Sadɪk Gökçeli, * Gökçeli (Provinz Adana) 1923; beschäftigte sich in den 1940er Jahren mit folkloristischen Studien und war nach 1951 als Publizist in Istanbul tätig. Seit 1950 war… …   Universal-Lexikon


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