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Fair Wind’s Prey

Title: Fair Wind’s Prey Author: Mohammad Tolouei Series: Contemporary Iranian Fiction Genre: Novel Publisher: Ofoq Release Date: 2007 Language: Persian Book Browse The title of Fair Wind’s Prey alludes to the myth of Iphigenia whom Agamemnon was commanded to kill … 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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The Memories of Taj-al-Saltaneh: A History of Wonder and Anguish

Long before Iranian diaspora women’s memoirs became popular in the West, an Iranian princess of the Qajar dynasty, Taj-al-Saltaneh, ventured into this genre. Despite being raised in Naser-al-Din Shah’s harem, where the Shah’s ardor and egotism had gathered hundreds of … 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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May 2016

1. The Past, the Present, and the Bridge: Ali Dehbashi’s Bukhara Magazine “Can the nascent literary enthusiasts of today be connected to the generations before them? Dehbashi’s events, each in their own way, attempt to bridge the old with the … read more