Parvin Etesami (2341 words)

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Parvin E´tesami (1907-1941) was the first major female poet of twentieth-century Iran. She revived monazereh, the tradition of dialogical strife poetry, in twentieth century Persian literature. She was the daughter of Yusef E’tesami (1874-1938), a reformist translator and literary journalist. Throughout her work, Parvin borrowed freely from multiple sources, including classical Persian poetry, the fables of Aesop and La Fontaine, and her father’s translations. But the resulting work remained distinctly her own.

Life and Works

Parvin E´tesami was born in Tabriz on March 17, 1907. When she was six years old she moved to Tehran with her family after her father was …

Citation: Fomeshi, Behnam M.. "Parvin Etesami". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 28 August 2018 [, accessed 18 January 2020.]

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  1. Persian Poetry
  2. Modern Persian Poetry
  3. Iranian Literature

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