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AKALIN, Lütfullah Sami

Writer (b. 2 November 1924, İstanbul). After graduating from Ankara University, Faculty of Language, History and Geography, Department of Turkish Language and Literature, he worked as a teacher at Erzurum and İstanbul High Schools, and as an academician at the Necati Bey Institute of Education. Between the years 1955-56, he participated in practical research on education of handicapped children and general anthropology at Illinois University in the United States. In 1968, he completed his doctorate thesis on Dede Korkut Kitabı'nın Folklor Bakımından Değerlendirilmesi (An Evaluation of Dede Korkut’s Book from the Aspect of Folklore)

In 1973 he participated in the Second Congress of World Poets that was organized in Taiwan. In 1982 he transferred to Boğaziçi University. Beginning in 1984 he worked as an assistant professor of folklore at the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Department of Turkish Language and Literature. He became famous for his literature research and translations from various languages.


RESEARCH: Halid Ziya (Halid Ziya, 1953), Mehmet Rauf (Mehmet Rauf, 1953), Erzurum Bilmeceleri (The Riddle’s of Erzurum, 1954), Edebiyat Terimleri Sözlüğü (Dictionary of Literature Terms, 1966), Dede Korkut Kitabı'nın Folklor Bakımından Değerlendirilmesi (Evaluation of Dede Korkut’s Book from the Point of Aspect of Folklore, chapters in his doctorate thesis, 1968), Türk Manileri (Turkish Ditties, 2 Volume, 1972), İnsan Türü (The Human Species, dramatic poem, 1974), Işık'tan Atatürk'e (From Light to Atatürk, 1981), İnsan Boyutları (Dimensions of Man, dramatic poem, 1981), İnsanın Ne Olduğu Konusunda (On What the Human Is, 1988).

ANTHOLOGY: Japon Şiiri (Japanese Poetry, 1962), Çin Şiiri (Chinese Poetry, 1964), Hint Şiiri (Indian Poetry, 1977), Zenci Şiiri (Black Poetry, 1979).