In memory of Leyla Gencer who passed away in 2008, İKSV presents the English version of the great artist's biography authored by Zeynep Oral. Leyla Gencer–A Story of Passion has kept on luring readers immensely since its first release which resulted in 10 successive prints in Turkey. A product of four years work, A Story of Passion is based on Zeynep Oral's conversations with Leyla Gencer and many of her acquaintances in the art scene. Designed by Esen Karol, this English edition includes new images, and is a must-have in art lovers' bookshelves.
“Leyla Gencer-a Story of Passion is ready to flame up the earth with its fire. It is the novel of Leyla Gencer, ‘La Diva Turca’ who examined the gaps of life, who was not afraid of fighting, who overcame hardship, barriers, pressure, who fed pain and joy, friendship and betrayal, love and hate in her own yard.”
From the back cover
Leyla Gencer–A Story of Passion
Written by Zeynep Oral
Edited by Aykut Şengözer
Translated by Gül Osegueda