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OTTOMAN EMPIRE – POETRY – ART NOUVEAU: بياض كولكه لر [Beyaz Gölgeler / White Shadows]


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 8°: 239 pp. in Ottoman script with illustrated title page and illustrations within text, reverse collation, [1] index, contemporary brown faux leather binding, green marbled endpapers (slightly agetoned and stained, binding slightly stained with small worm holes, small worm holes in the front endpapers, old pencil partly erased annotations on the covers and throughout the text). 


A collection of poems by an Ottoman poet Celâl Sahir Erozan was published in 1909, accompanied with fashionable Art Nouveau Illustrations.  

Celâl, who was specialized in poetry for women, believed in simplifying the Ottoman language in poetry and was a typical representative of the so called Servet-i Fünun poets, the authors with a specific modern style, who were publishing in the magazine with the same name.  

Born to an Ottoman Governor İsmail Hakkı Paşa and a known female poet Fehime Nüzhet Hanım, Celâl Sahir Erozan started publishing his poetry in his teens in newspapers such as Malumat, Musavver Fen, Edeb, Pul, and Lisan, and reciting on the court of Abdülhamid II. The trade mark of Celâl Sahir was poetry for women and he was also known as a defendant of the feminist movement. 

References: OCLC 459251176.

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