Born Upon the Dark Spear

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$18.00  $16.74
Publisher
Contra Mundum Press
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Pages
172
Dimensions
6.0 X 9.0 X 0.37 inches | 0.52 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781940625164

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About the Author
Ahmad Shamlou (1925-2000) is recognized as one of Iran's greatest modern poets, writing in the new mode of expression pioneered by Nima Yushij. In addition to twelve collections of his own poetry published between 1948 and 1978, he has also written several plays and a major analytical survey of Iranian folklore Ketab-i Kucheh [Book of the Street], is the editor of an important edition of Hafez as well as other volumes of classical Iranian poetry, and has translated many French authors into Persian. Shamlou's third marriage lasted from 1964 until his death, and his wife Ayda figures prominently as the muse of many of his later poems.
Known for his voice of resilient defiance and political dissent, Shamlu is one of the most prominent literary figures of 20th-century Iran - as evidenced by his nomination for a Nobel Prize in Literature in 1984.
Jason Bahbak Mohaghegh is Associate Professor of Comparative Literature at Babson College, USA.
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Recipient of the Lois Roth Persian translation prize (2015)