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Forugh Farrokhzad (1935-1967)
A look at the achievements of Forugh Farrokhzad - an Iranian woman.
# 138602 | 1,500 words | 1 source | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Literature (World) , Women Studies (Historical Figures)

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The paper relates that Persian literature entered modernity without female writers, except for the poet, Forugh Farrokhzad, who is often held up by feminists who miss her uniqueness and her interest in conveying honest and despairing emotion. The paper addresses her nervous breakdown and asserts that it was not suprising, although her death at 32 was strange.

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"Women were absent from Persian literary expression till the arrival of the Pahlavis regime of 1926-1979 through which achieving women still tended to rely upon an influential man or government tokenism. (Hillmann 1) This explains how the modern phenomenon of Forugh Farrokhzad has emerged as the most famous of women in a Persian literature of many centuries. As this paper explains, there is much that seems unusual in her personality and in remarkable achievements before her death at 32 to indicate ongoing interest in a somewhat mysterious figure whose power and skill as a..."

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