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Garip (Turkish: strange or peculiar) was a group of Turkish poets.

It was composed of Orhan Veli, Oktay Rifat and Melih Cevdet, who had been friends since high school. They made their mark with a 1941 joint collection entitled Garip. After Veli's death in 1950, the two remaining friends developed their individual styles and began to write novels and theater pieces as well. The group's poems were published in a number of literary magazine, especially Varlik (Existence). Orhan Veli Kanık (born on April 13, 1914 in Istanbul, died on November 14, 1950) was a Turkish poet. ... For the movie, see 1941 (film) 1941 (MCMXLI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... DeFoes Robinson Crusoe, Newspaper edition published in 1719 A novel (from French nouvelle, new) is an extended fictional narrative in prose. ...

The name Garip symbolized a break with the conventional (considered decadent) style of Turkish poetry and literature. Velis' poems used vernacular speech and surrealist elements. Surrealism is a cultural, artistic, and intellectual movement oriented toward the liberation of the mind by emphasizing the critical and imaginative faculties of the unconscious mind and the attainment of a state different from, more than, and ultimately truer than everyday reality: the sur-real, or more than real. For...



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