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World scholars due in Iran for poetess Parvain E'tessami veneration

TEHRAN, Feb. 14 (Mehr News Agency) -- A group of literati from 14 countries is expected in Iran to participate in the upcoming series of international and scientific congress to mark the 100th birth anniversary of the prominent Iranian poetess Parvin E'tessami.

The first part of the event is scheduled to open in E'tessami's birthplace, Tabriz, on Feb. 28.

Iranian exerts and scholars along with scores of cultural figures from Tajikistan, Bulgaria, India, Pakistan, and some other states will shed light on different aspects of E'tessami's works at the event which will culminate in a poetry night on March 3.

The congress will move to Tehran on March 6.

Organized by Tehran's House of Book, the gathering will be accompanied by the second edition of Parvin Book of the Year Award ceremony which is sponsored by the Farakhani Publications.

Arak Islamic Azad University will play host to the third part on March 19 and 20 in collaboration with the city's Education Department and the Governor General's Office.

Born in 1906, Etessami was one of the most prominent Persian poets of the 20th century.

She was the daughter of Yussef E'tessami Ashtiani and is considered the greatest Iranian poetess ever.

She was well respected in all areas of life, not just because of her brilliant and revolutionary works, but for her refined manners and free spirit.

E'tessami started her career at the young age of 9. She developed a style for expressing people's pain by making comparisons to natural events. The political events in Iran had a great influence on her writing style.

Although her technique is unquestionable, E'tessami's language is at times archaic and she very much seems to be out of touch with the realities of modern life.

She had a short life and died of typhus at the age of 35.

... Payvand News - 2/14/07 ... --

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