Nazım Hikmet was a Turkish poet and playwright who was active in the early 20th century. He is considered one of the greatest poets in Turkish literature and his work has been translated into many languages.
Hikmet spent much of his life in exile, including a period in Prague in the 1950s. During this time, he wrote extensively about his experiences in the city and the people he met there. In particular, he wrote about the intellectual and cultural life of Prague, which was a center of political and artistic ferment during the Cold War.
Hikmet’s time in Prague was a productive and influential period in his career. He wrote several poems and plays that were inspired by his experiences there, and he also became involved in the city’s cultural scene, attending literary events and meeting other writers and artists.
Despite his contributions to Turkish and world literature, Hikmet was often at odds with the authorities in his home country, and his work was banned in Turkey for many years. However, his poetry and plays continue to be widely read and admired, and he is remembered as a major figure in Turkish and world literature.