Tuesday, July 17, 2012

News at Eleven: In a political climate where superficial and loud

statements demand more and more authority and recognition, a profound sense of hope can be drawn from the verse and vision of Simin Behbahani. For over six decades, Behbahani has been living and writing in Iran. Farzaneh Milani, a professor of Persian literature at the University of Virginia, asserts that Behbahani's works show evidence of "Nightingale's Fever," a condition that the Russian poet, Osip Mandelstam (1891-1938), has described as an "inability to stop singing." With a fever "past any physician's cure," Simin Behbahani continues to recite Iran.

Ancient Eve

from The Huffington Post: 'Love at Eighty?': The Lady of Ghazal Recites Iran


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