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Attilâ İlhan (1925-2005) was a Turkish poet, screenwriter and a brother of a famous actress Çolpan İlhan.  

As a socialist and an open supporter of at the time banned poet Nazım Hikmet İlhan was arrested twice already in his teens (first time at the age of 16, when he presented one of the Hikmet’s songs to a girl he liked), after which he moved to Paris. Later he lived between Istanbul, Izmir and Paris.  

The contemporary French art and poetry had a large influence on Attilâ İlhan, who started becoming popular in his home country in the 1950s. This work is one of the superb examples of the poet’s works from the time, mixed with modernistic illustrations by a Turkish artist Ali Parmakerli.

References: OCLC 862336441, 12487189.

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