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Mehdi Akhavān-Sāles Iranian poet

Mehdi Akhavān-Sāles (Persian: مهدی اخوان ثالث‎), or Akhavān-Sāless (1928, Mashhad, Iran — 1990, Tehran, Iran), pen name M. Omid (م. امید, Hope) was a prominent Iranian poet. He is one of the pioneers of Free Verse (New Style Poetry) in … Continue reading

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Sadegh Hedayat – Iran’s foremost modern writer of prose fiction and short stories

Sadegh Hedayat (in Persian: صادقهدایت; February 17, 1903, Tehran — 9 April 1951, Paris, France) was Iran‘s foremost modern writer of prose fiction and short stories. He was educated at Collège Saint-Louis (French catholic school) and Dar ol-Fonoon (1914–1916). In … Continue reading

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Sulayman Hayyim – Iranian Jew often called “Iran’s Father of the bilingual dictionary”

Sulayman Hayyim (Persian: سلیمان حییم) (ca. 1887 in Tehran, Iran – February 14, 1970 in Tehran), was an Iranian lexicographer, translator, playwright and essayist, often called “Iran’s Father of the bilingual dictionary. Haïm was born into an Iranian Jewish family … Continue reading

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Iraj Pezeshkzad – author of the famous Persian novel Dā’i Jān Napoleon (Dear Uncle Napoleon, translated as My Uncle Napoleon

Iraj Pezeshkzad (Persian: ایرج پزشکزاد ‎, born 1928 in Tehran) is an Iranian writer and author of the famous Persian novel Dā’i Jān Napoleon (Dear Uncle Napoleon, translated as My Uncle Napoleon) published in the early 1970s. He was educated … Continue reading

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Mahmoud Dowlatabadi – Iranian writer and actor

Mahmoud Dowlatabadi (Persian: محمود دولت‌آبادی‎) (born 1 August 1940 in Dowlatabad, Sabzevar) is an Iranian writer and actor, known for his promotion of social and artistic freedom in contemporary Iran and his realist depictions of rural life, drawn from personal … Continue reading

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Forugh Farrokhzad – awarded and influential female Iranian poet and film director

Forugh Farrokhzad (Persian: فروغ فرخزاد‎;January 5, 1935 — February 13, 1967) was an Iranian poet and film director. Forugh Farrokhzad is arguably one of Iran’s most influential female poets of the twentieth century. She was a controversial modernist poet and … Continue reading

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André Hossein, born Aminoullah Husseinov Iranian composer of Neo-Romantic music and tar soloist

André Hossein, born Aminoullah Husseinov was an Iranian composer of Neo-Romantic music and a tar soloist residing in France. While in Germany  he attended a music academy in Stuttgart and the Berlin Conservatory from 1934 to 1937. Works : In … Continue reading

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