Autograph poem signed 'Halide Nusret Zorlutuna' titled 'Kerkük'e gazel'.
HALIDE NUSRET ZORLUTUNA, (Turkish female poet), (1901-1984)
Manuscript Poem, Ank., 1962.
Original manuscript autograph poem signed by Halide Nusret Zorlutuna. 23,521 cm. In Ottoman script. 17 lines. Some corrections. 1 p. Zorlutuna was a Turkish female poet. She is referred to as "the mother of women writers". She has syllabic poems and novels written in basic spoken Turkish. She is the mother of novelist Emine Isinsu, elder sister of writer Ismet Kür (1916-2013), and aunt of writer Pinar Kür. This manuscript probably has an early sketch of her poem titled 'Kerkük'e gazel' [i.e. Ghazal to Kirkuk]. It has a few differences of the poem's last form. It is known that she lived in Kirkuk with her officer father for a while and she loved this city, where a large number of Turcomans lived. An annotation on the bottom of the paper with two lines including an emotional inscription to her brother who passed away while he was in Kirkuk and to her other relatives and friends. Under the annotation a signature: 'H. N. Z.'.