Song of a Captive Bird

Song of a Captive Bird A spellbinding debut novel about the trailblazing poet Forugh Farrokhzhad who defied Iranian society to find her voice and her destiny Remember the flight for the bird is mortal Forugh FarrokhzadAll

  • Title: Song of a Captive Bird
  • Author: Jasmin Darznik
  • ISBN: 9780399182310
  • Page: 396
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A spellbinding debut novel about the trailblazing poet Forugh Farrokhzhad, who defied Iranian society to find her voice and her destiny Remember the flight, for the bird is mortal Forugh FarrokhzadAll through her childhood in Tehran, Forugh is told that Iranian daughters should be quiet and modest She is taught only to obey, but she always finds ways to rebel gossipingA spellbinding debut novel about the trailblazing poet Forugh Farrokhzhad, who defied Iranian society to find her voice and her destiny Remember the flight, for the bird is mortal Forugh FarrokhzadAll through her childhood in Tehran, Forugh is told that Iranian daughters should be quiet and modest She is taught only to obey, but she always finds ways to rebel gossiping with her sister among the fragrant roses of her mother s walled garden, venturing to the forbidden rooftop to roughhouse with her three brothers, writing poems to impress her strict, disapproving father, and sneaking out to flirt with a teenage paramour over caf glac It s during the summer of 1950 that Forugh s passion for poetry really takes flight and that tradition seeks to clip her wings.Forced into a suffocating marriage, Forugh runs away and falls into an affair that fuels her desire to write and to achieve freedom and independence Forugh s poems are considered both scandalous and brilliant she is heralded by some as a national treasure, vilified by others as a demon influenced by the West She perseveres, finding love with a notorious filmmaker and living by her own rules at enormous cost But the power of her writing grows only stronger amid the upheaval of the Iranian revolution.Inspired by Forugh Farrokhzad s verse, letters, films, and interviews and including original translations of her poems Jasmin Darznik has written a haunting n

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