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Ilex Foundation #14: Mirror of Dew: The Poetry of Alam-Taj Zhale Qa'em-Maqami

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Mirror of Dew introduces one of Iran's outstanding female poets, whose work has not previously been available in English. Zhāle Qā'em-Maqāmi (1883-1946) was a witness to pivotal social and political developments in Iran during its transition to modernity. Persian poetry at that time was often used polemically and didactically, for a mass audience, but Zhāle did not write to be published. The poems, like the mirror, samovar, and other familiar objects we find in them, appear to be the author's intimate companions.

Her poetry is deeply personal but includes social critique and offers a rare window into the impact of a modern awareness on private lives. Zhāle is biting in her condemnation of traditional Persian culture, and even of aspects of Islamic law and custom. She might be called the Emily Dickinson of Persian poetry, although Zhāle was married, against her will. Zhāle is far from the first female poet in Persian literature but is the first we know of to write with an interior, intimate voice about private life, her anxieties, her frustrated love, her feelings about her husband, and many topical issues. This volume presents the Persian text of Zhāle's poems on pages facing the English translations.

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One of Iran's leading female poets, Zhāle Qā'em-Maqāmi (1883-1946) witnessed pivotal social and political changes in Iran during its transition to modernity. Mirror of Dew is the first English translation of her poems. Deeply personal but including social critique, they offer a rare view of the impact of a modern awareness on private lives.

About the Author

Asghar Seyed-Gohrab is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Middle Eastern Studies at Leiden University.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780674428249
Author:
Qa'em-maqami, Alam-taj Zhale
Publisher:
Ilex Foundation
Author:
Seyed-Gohrab, Asghar
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
Literary Criticism-Middle Eastern
Subject:
Middle East
Subject:
Literature: History & Criticism
Subject:
Anthologies-Miscellaneous International Poetry
Copyright:
Series:
Ilex Series
Series Volume:
14
Publication Date:
20140731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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"Synopsis" by , One of Iran's leading female poets, Zhāle Qā'em-Maqāmi (1883-1946) witnessed pivotal social and political changes in Iran during its transition to modernity. Mirror of Dew is the first English translation of her poems. Deeply personal but including social critique, they offer a rare view of the impact of a modern awareness on private lives.
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