Another Birth: Selected Poems

Another Birth Selected Poems Selected poems originally published in the s by one of the best known Persian women poets In the original Persian with full English translation

  • Title: Another Birth: Selected Poems
  • Author: Forough Farrokhzad Ismail Salami
  • ISBN: 9646117368
  • Page: 478
  • Format: Paperback
  • Selected poems, originally published in the 1960s, by one of the best known Persian women poets In the original Persian with full English translation.

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    1. Forough Farrokhzad Ismail Salami

      Forough Farrokhzad was born in Tehran to career military officer Colonel Mohammad Bagher Farrokhzad and his wife Touran Vaziri Tabar in 1935 The third of seven children, she attended school until the ninth grade, then was taught painting and sewing at a girl s school for the manual arts At age sixteen she was married to Parviz Shapour, an acclaimed satirist.Within two years, in 1954, Farrokhzad and her husband divorced Parviz won custody of the child She moved back to Tehran to write poetry and published her first volume, entitled The Captive, in 1955.Farrokhzad, a female divorc e writing controversial poetry with a strong feminine voice, became the focus of much negative attention and open disapproval In 1958 she spent nine months in Europe After returning to Iran, in search of a job she met film maker and writer Ebrahim Golestan, who reinforced her own inclinations to express herself and live independently She published two volumes, The Wall and The Rebellion before traveling to Tabriz to make a film about Iranians affected by leprosy This 1962 documentary film titled The House is Black won several international awards During the twelve days of shooting, she became attached to Hossein Mansouri, the child of two lepers She adopted the boy and brought him to live at her mother s house.In 1964 she published Another Birth Her poetry was now mature and sophisticated, and a profound change from previous modern Iranian poetic conventions.On February 13, 1967, Farrokhzad died in a car accident at age thirty two In order to avoid hitting a school bus, she swerved her Jeep, which hit a stone wall she died before reaching the hospital Her poem Let us believe in the beginning of the cold season was published posthumously, and is considered by some to be one of the best structured modern poems in Persian.Farrokhzad s poetry was banned for than a decade after the Islamic Revolution A brief literary biography of Forough, Michael Hillmann s A lonely woman Forough Farrokhzad and her poetry, was published in 1987 Also about her is a chapter in Farzaneh Milani s work Veils and words the emerging voices of Iranian women writers 1992 Nasser Saffarian has directed three documentaries on her The Mirror of the Soul 2000 , The Green Cold 2003 , and Summit of the Wave 2004.She is the sister of the singer, poet and political activist Fereydoon Farrokhzad .

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    1. Farrokhzad, though I've only been able to experience her poetry in translation, has some sort of mystical power of communicating some enormous, overpowering feeling through portraying the ordinary aspects of daily living. Reading her poetry felt like I was pulled out of wherever I was and made to look at something so true it was excruciatingly painful to face it.

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