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The Resource Song of a captive bird : a novel, Jasmin Darznik

Song of a captive bird : a novel, Jasmin Darznik

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Song of a captive bird : a novel
Title
Song of a captive bird
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Jasmin Darznik
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A spellbinding debut novel about the trailblazing Iranian poet Forugh Farrokhzad, who defied society's expectations to find her voice and her destiny. "Remember the flight, for the bird is mortal." All through her childhood in Tehran, Forugh Farrokhzad is told that Persian 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<U+00d4>e glac<U+00d4>e. During the summer of 1950, Forugh's passion for poetry takes flight, and 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 only grows 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, this haunting novel uses the lens of fiction to capture the tenacity, spirit, and conflicting desires of a brave woman who represents the birth of feminism in Iran, and who continues to inspire generations of women around the world." --
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Amazon.com
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DLC
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1973-
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Darznik, Jasmin
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • Farrukhzād, Furūgh
  • Women poets
  • Women
Label
Song of a captive bird : a novel, Jasmin Darznik
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Publication
Copyright
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
401 pages
Isbn
9781524797669
Lccn
2017058988
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • ocn992334949
  • (OCoLC)992334949
  • 2114865
Label
Song of a captive bird : a novel, Jasmin Darznik
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
401 pages
Isbn
9781524797669
Lccn
2017058988
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • ocn992334949
  • (OCoLC)992334949
  • 2114865

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