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Oktay Rifat (1914 - 1988)

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Books by this author: Poems of Oktay Rifat
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  • Oktay Rifat (1914–1988) was born in Trezibond on the Black Sea, the son of a Turkish MP. After studying law at Ankara University and in Paris before the Second World War, he became a lawyer and worked for most of his life as a legal adviser for Turkish State Railways. He was also a translator of poetry and a fine painter.

    Awards won by Oktay Rifat (1914 - 1988) Commended, 2007 Poetry Book Society (PBS): Choice - Autumn (Poems of Oktay Rifat)
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