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Mirror of Dew

The Poetry of Ālam-tāj Zhāle Qā’em-Maqāmi

Translated with commentary by Asghar Seyed-Gohrab

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$24.95 • £19.95 • €22.50

ISBN 9780674428249

Publication Date: 07/07/2014

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224 pages

6 x 9 inches

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Mirror of Dew is a fascinating collection that demonstrates just how lively a discussion was underway among elite Qajar women about the ‘women’s question.’ These fascinating poems display feminist concerns in a way that we do not find in the poems of Parvin E’tesami, and thought we did not find until Forugh Farrokhzad. An important work for anyone interested in the history of Qajar women.—Franklin Lewis, University of Chicago

This book introduces a remarkable poet who is virtually unknown to all but specialists. The scholarly introduction along with the lyrical and sensitive translations fill serious gaps in our knowledge regarding the participation of women in the literary culture of modern Iran.—Sunil Sharma, Boston University

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