Hanim, Nigar (1862–1918)

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Hanim, Nigar (1862–1918)

Turkish poet and memoirist. Name variations: Nigâr; Nigar binti Osman; (pseudonym) Uryan Kalp. Born 1862 in Turkey; died 1918.

Divorced after short marriage, began to travel widely in Europe; hosted celebrated Tuesday salon in Turkish capital attended by many intellectuals; best known poet of the late Ottoman period, published Efsus (1886) and her must successful work, Aksi Seda (1900); letters published as Weakness of a Heart (1901); son published an edition of her notebooks and diaries (1959).

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