Goli Taraghi (3928 words)

Goulia Ghardashkhani (Philipps-Universität - Marburg)
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Goli Taraghi is a contemporary Iranian short story writer and novelist. She was born in Tehran on October 10, 1939 (=Mehr 17, 1318 in the Iranian calendar) into a prosperous and culturally progressive family. Her father Lotfollah Taraghi was the chief editor and director of the weekly journal Taraqqi [Progress] (intermittently published between the years 1929 and 1965) (‘Abedini, 1990: 54). Through his journalistic occupation and his occasional interest in story writing, Lotfollah Taraghi played a significant role in his daughter’s later career as a writer. After high school, at around the age of fifteen, Goli Taraghi left Iran for the United States to attend college. In 1963, she returned to Tehran with an …

Citation: Ghardashkhani, Goulia. "Goli Taraghi". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 August 2018 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=13681, accessed 05 December 2019.]

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