Bookshelf

The Baron’s Melancholy Blues

Title: The Baron’s Melancholy Blues Series: Contemporari Iranian Fiction Author: Asghar Abdollahi Genre: Novel Publisher: Nilla Release Date: 2002 Book Browse Asghar Abdollahi’s story revolves around the character of a young man working as a confectionery’s page who is going … read more

Editorial

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Time and the Parsagon Journey*

In the early snowfall of September in Calgary-my adopted home, and the short and windy autumn that ironically followed the snow, I imagined this moment. This day in November, that I knew I would be out of the country, sitting … read more

Memorial

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Simin: Versifier of a Nation’s Sentiments & Sorrows

For more than a half-century, the arena of contemporary Persian literature has been graced with the luminous presence of two Simins: Simin Daneshvar and Simin Behbahani. Both women made observable achievements in the realms of prose and poetry. While the … read more

Profile

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Bloom, Rahmani, and the Beautification of Bitterness

A Profile on Nosrat Rahmani (1929-2000) Writing on Nosrat Rahmani’s poetry, the most challenging task would be to portray its unique kind in comparison with other contemporary forms of Iranian avant-garde poetry. Where it is formidable to reveal the innovative … read more

Purview

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Rebellion against Oblivion

Rebellion against Oblivion:Visual Accounts on life and Works of Samad Behrangi “Several Accounts of a Man Who Reunited with Aras” is the title of a group painting exhibition, curated by Arash Tanhai, that has recently been held at Dena Gallery … read more

Piece

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War and Silence

Born in 1980 in Mashhad, Elli Dehnavi is a writer, editor, and literary translator who also does academic research on Middle Eastern cinema and literature. She studied English Literature, and started writing stories and translating works of fiction and critical … read more

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Elli Dehnavi Recommends

Born in 1980 in Mashhad, Elli Dehnavi is a writer, editor, and literary translator who also does academic research on Middle Eastern cinema and literature. She studied English Literature, and started writing stories and translating works of fiction and critical … read more

Awards

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Tirgan Short Story Contest

Tirgan: an ancient celebration of Iranian arts and culture Tirgan refers to an ancient festival traditionally held in the month of July (the month of ‘Tir’ in Persian Calendar). Reviving this ancient tradition, the first edition of Tirgan Festival was … Updated 22 August 2015

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March 2016

Samin Baghcheban Returns with Chaharshanbeh Soori Few years after the saddening death of the best preserver of the Iranian people’s childhood memories in operatic collection, ‘The Rainbow’, his son Kaveh Baghcheban has undertaken the almost impossible task of creating the … read more