"I didn't expect anything else," said my friend in the blue overalls. "You went and
chose the heaviest work possible. No matter... As for the foreman said...
Now, that doesn't seem to have bothered you at all. I wonder why? He made
some quite cutting remarks, didn't he?
That was true... I suddenly realised that I hadn't been bothered by it.


Orhan Kemal
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from The Idle Years)
 
    
    


A Discussion Orhan Kemal, Democratic Features of Turkish Literature
held in SAFMA Central Secretariat Auditorium Lahore,
Speech - Farrukh Sohail Goindi

 

 

   

ORHAN KEMAL

The Criminal

Translator
Orlin Sabev

Publishing House
Hermes

         
Kemal’s novels now available in Chinese

Three novels of well-known Turkish author Orhan Kemal have been translated into Chinese under the auspices of TEDA, a Culture and Tourism Ministry project to publish Turkish cultural, artistic and literature works in other languages.

Three of Kemal’s novels, “Avare Yıllar” (Idle Years), “Cemile” and “Baba Evi” (My Father’s House) were translated into Chinese as part of the project. Some 33 of his books have been translated into 13 languages so far.

         
Orhan Kemal's 'El Kizi' published in Russia

Twentieth century Turkish realist author Orhan Kemal's novel "El Kizi" (The Foreigner's Daughter) has been published In Russia this month as part of a literary translation subvention project by the Turkish Culture and Tourism Ministry. "El Kizi." translated into Russian by Yu Plotnikov. was published by the Hyperion Publishing House with funding from the Culture and Tourism Ministry's TEDA project. The novel, which Kemal wrote in 1960 and which was made into a television series in the 1980s, centers on the tragic life story of a naive and shy young woman.

 

         

TURKISH AUTHOR ORHAN KEMAL IS IN ENGLAND......

In Jail with Nazım Hikmet
Orhan Kemal

Literature | £10.99 | June | Paperback | 196pp | B format 6pp black & white photographs | 978-0-86356-411-6

Translated by Bengisu Rona
Available in English for the first time, In Jail with Nazım Hikmet also includes Kemal’s diary entries on Nazım and the latter’s correspondence with Kemal after his
release from prison in 1943.


 

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Orhan Kemal - In Jail With Nazim Hikmet

    

 Orhan Kemal’s ‘Cemile’ published in Spain

Twentieth century Turkish realist author Orhan Kemal’s 1952 novel “Cemile” has been published in Spain, the İstanbul-based Orhan Kemal Culture Center announced on Friday.
Translated by Karen Eskenazi, the book was published in Spanish under the title “Lejos de Estambul” by Takusan Ediciones, and funded by the Turkish Culture and Tourism Ministry as part of a literary translation subvention project, the Anatolia news agency reported.



 

‘Orhan Kemal in Spain

 

Orhan Kemal - In Spain

    

TURKISH AUTHOR ORHAN KEMAL IS IN ENGLAND......

"My Father's House" and "The Idle Years" two works
of Orhan Kemal,the realist author of Turkish Literature,
are published in England by Peter Owen Publishers.

Within T.E.D.A.,the project of Turkish Ministry of Culture
and Tourism, these two books translated by Cengiz Lugal has met booklovers in one volume (The Idle Years).
 

   

Orhan Kemal - The Idle Years

    

In Jail with Nazım Hikmet

Bursa prison, mid-winter 1940. Two prisoners meet, both writers, both serving long sentences for allegedly inciting Turkish soldiers to mutiny. One is Turkey's most famous poet, Nazim Hikmet. The other is a young, aspiring poet, Orhan Kemal, who now finds himself sharing a cell with the man whose work he has long admired.
 

   

Orhan Kemal - In Jail With Nazim Hikmet

    
    

ORHAN KEMAL IN GERMANY

‘Murtaza’, published in 1952 by Orhan Kemal, the master realist author of Turkish Literature, is re-published with a new edition in Germany by Verlag Auf dem Ruffel within TEDA Project of Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism. The book was translated into German by Carl Koss. Murtaza which is one of the masterpieces of Orhan Kemal, tells the adventures of an immigrant warden who is known by putting his sense of duty before anything else.
Publishing of these distinguished works of Turkish Literature in Germany is a clear indicator of cultural connections between countries.
 

 

Orhan Kemal

       

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Orhan Kemal books translated into Urdu

Two of late Turkish author Orhan Kemal’s books, “72. Koğuş” (72th Cell) and “Cemile” have been released in Pakistan as part of the Turkish Culture and Tourism Ministry’s TEDA project, which aims to publish Turkish works in other languages. 

“Both countries help each other in hard times. This is seen in the field of literature and culture,” Kemal’s son Işık Öğütçu recently told Anatolia news agency, noting that Pakistan and Turkey were sister countries. “Previously, two of my father’s books were released in Pakistan. Also, Jumhoori Publishing House released his two autobiographical books in 2010. Due to the interest in these books, ‘Cemile’ and ‘72. Koğuş’ were published by the same publishing house.” 

Kemal’s books have been translated into 13 languages since 2005. 

“72. Koğuş” and “Cemile” were translated into Urdu. 

His 35 books translated 
With the last two books, 35 of his books had now been released abroad, Öğütçü said. “I make offers to translators and publishing houses. Generally, foreign publishing houses do not know much about Turkish literature. They only know a few names. But we have a very rich literature and literary writers. The TEDA project has been very effective in these works reaching wider audiences. Another book of his will also be published in China this year.”

2014 will mark the 100th anniversary of Kemal’s birth.

 

 

 

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Orhan Kemal Arnavutluk'da!...

     

 

Orhan Kemal Arnavutluk'da!...

    

ORHAN KEMAL IN PAKISTAN
30 story of Orhan Kemal from ‘Ekmek Kavgası’, ‘Önce Ekmek’ and ‘Kardeş Payı’ books translated by Masud Akhtar Shaikh into Urdu is published in Pakistan.The book published by Mesud Publishers with the name ‘Jhagra Roti’ has met book lovers in Pakistan.It is the second story book of Orhan Kemal published in Pakistan.The first one was published with the name ‘Do Şarabi’.
Publishing of these distinguished works of Turkish Literature in Pakistan is a clear indicator of cultural connections between countries.

   

Orhan Kemal Pakistan'da!..

    

Orhan Kemal’s short stories published in Urdu

A book that includes 19 short stories by the 20th century Turkish realist author Orhan Kemal has been published in Pakistan.
The Orhan Kemal Cultural Center said that the 19 stories selected from Kemal’s short story books “Sarhoşlar” (The Drunk, 1951) and “Çamaşırcının Kızı” (The Daughter of the Laundress, 1952) were translated into Urdu by Masud Akhtar Shaikh and published by Mesud Publishers under the title “Do Sharabi.”

   

 
Orhan Kemal’s ‘Cemile’ published in Egypt

Famous 20th century Turkish author Orhan Kemal’s 1952 novel “Cemile” has been published in Egypt, the İstanbul-based Orhan Kemal Culture Center announced on Friday.

Published in Arabic under the title “Gamila” by Afaq Books and translated by Abdülkadir Abdelli, the book will be launched this week at the Cairo Book Fair, scheduled for Jan. 22 to Feb. 2, the Anatolia news agency reported.

The book’s publishing in Egypt received funding from the Turkish Culture and Tourism Ministry as part of the ministry’s long-running literary translation subvention project called TEDA.

The novel, through the story of the poverty-stricken lives of Cemile, who works in a textile factory, and a factory clerk who wants to marry her, depicts in Kemal’s trademark realistic style the lives of factory workers and the hardships laborers encounter.

Orhan Kemal was the pen name of Mehmet Raşit Öğütçü, the novelist-playwright who lived from 1914 to 1970. “Cemile” is the third book in the author’s semi-autobiographical tetralogy, following his “Baba Evi” (My Father’s House, 1949) and “Avare Yılar” (Idle Years, 1950). The fourth book in the series is “Dünya Evi” (Marriage, 1960).

With the inclusion of the Arabic translation of “Cemile,” the number of Kemal’s novels translated into foreign languages has reached 10, Anatolia said. Recently, his memoir, “Nazım Hikmet’le 3.5 Yıl,” in which he chronicles his prison years with poet Hikmet through letters and diaries, has been published in English under the title “Orhan Kemal in Jail with Nazım Hikmet.”
    

TURKISH AUTHOR ORHAN KEMAL IS IN MACEDONIA

"My Father's House" and "The Idle Years" two works of Orhan Kemal,the realist author of Turkish Literature are published in Macedonia by Shkupi Publishers within T.E.D.A. the project of Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism.The books translated by Ramadan Ramadani are published in one volume, 'Xhemile'
 

   

Orhan Kemal - Xhemile

    

TURKISH AUTHOR ORHAN KEMAL IS IN MACEDONIA

"My Father's House" and "The Idle Years" two works of Orhan Kemal,the realist author of Turkish Literature are published in Macedonia by Shkupi Publishers within T.E.D.A. the project of Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism.The books translated by Ramadan Ramadani are published in one volume, 'Vitet Boshe'
 

   

Orhan Kemal - Vitet Boshe

    
 
       

Orhan Kemal - Il Pane

    
    
 
       

ORHAN KEMAL İSRAİL’DE - Gerçekçi - Toplumcu Türk edebiyatının usta kalemi Orhan Kemal'in BABA EVİ kitabı İsrail’in Sifriat Maariv Yayınevi tarafından ilk kez yayımlandı. Kültür ve Turizm Bakanlığı'nın TEDA Projesi kapsamında, Galia Vurgan tarafından çevrilen eser İbrani dilinde İsrailli kitapseverlerle buluştu.

         
         
       

 ORHAN KEMAL SURİYE’DE - Türk edebiyatının unutulmaz adı Orhan Kemal’in ELKIZI kitabı Suriye’nin Al Mada Yayınevi tarafından yayımlandı. Kültür ve Turizm Bakanlığı'nın TEDA Projesi kapsamında Abdülkadir Abdelli tarafından çevrilen eser Arap dilinde Suriyeli kitapseverlerle buluştu. Al Mada Yayınevi Orhan Kemal'in MÜFETTİŞLER MÜFETTİŞİ kitabını da yakında yayımlayacaktır. Daha önceki yıllarda da Suriye’de Orhan Kemal’in Bereketli Topraklar Üzerinde ve Kaçak isimli kitapları yayımlanmıştır.

   

 

   

ORHAN KEMAL IS IN GREECE

"My Father's House" and "The Idle Years" two works
of Orhan Kemal, the realist author of Turkish Literature,
are published in Greece by Kastaniotis Editions.
Within T.E.D.A.,the project of Turkish Ministry of Culture
and Tourism, these two books translated by Stella Christidou has met booklovers in one volume.
Kastaniotis Editions is planning to publish Orhan Kemal's
other autobiographical books, which are "Gemile",
"Marriage Years" and "Friends Whistles"

 

   

ORHAN  KEMAL YUNANİSTAN'DA - Türk edebiyatının ölümsüz ismi Orhan Kemal'in Baba Evi ve Avare Yıllar kitapları Yunanistan'ın Kastaniotis Yayınevi tarafından yayımlandı. Stella Christidou tarafından çevrilen iki kitap tek kitap olarak kitapseverlerle buluştu. Kastaniotis Yayınevi Orhan Kemal'in diğer otobiyografik kitapları olan Cemile,Dünya Evi ve Arkadaş Islıkları'nı da yayımlamayı  planlamaktadır.

         
        ORHAN  KEMAL'İN İKİNCİ KİTABI  YUNANİSTAN'DA YAYIMLANDI... Gerçekçi Türk edebiyatının unutulmaz ismi Orhan Kemal'in "Dünya Evi"  kitabı Yunanistan'ın Kastaniotis Yayınevi tarafından yayımlandı. Kültür ve Turizm Bakanlığı'nın TEDA Projesi kapsamında Stella Christidou tarafından çevrilen yapıt kitapseverlerle buluştu. Kastaniotis Yayınevi,daha önce "Baba Evi ve Avare Yıllar" kitaplarını yayımlamıştı.