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ISBN-10: 0811231658
ISBN-13: 9780811231657
Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publish Date: 04/05/2022
Dimensions: 8.07" L, 5.33" W, 0.38" H

Let Us Believe in the Beginning of the Cold Season: Selected Poems

Translator: Elizabeth T Gray

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Price: $16.95

Overview

In the years since her tragic death in a car accident at age thirty-two in 1967, Forough Farrokhzad has become a poet as iconic and influential as Lorca or Akhmatova, celebrated as a pioneer of modernist Iranian literature and as a leading figure of contemporary world literature. Farrokhzad, as Elizabeth Gray writes in the preface, “remains a beacon to artists, especially women and marginalized artists, who seek freedom in all its forms.”

This thoughtfully curated, deftly translated selection of Farrokhzad’s poems includes work from her whole writing life, early to late. Readers will thoroughly treasure this expansive poet of the quotidian; of longing, loss, and desire; of classical reinvention; of lexical variation and sonic beauty; of terrifying wisdom, hope, and grief.

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Elizabeth T. Gray's new literary translations offer the unstoppable voice of world-class poet Forough Farrokhzad to English speakers and broaden the horizon for comparative readings of the poet's work, a treasured joy unto itself.–Niloufar Talebi, author of Self-Portrait in Bloom
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Details

ISBN-10: 0811231658
ISBN-13: 9780811231657
Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publish Date: 04/05/2022
Dimensions: 8.07" L, 5.33" W, 0.38" H
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