Parvin Etesami


Parvin Etesami
Born in 1907, Tabriz
Deceased in 1940 from Typhoid fever in Tehran and buried in Qom

Father: Mirza Yusef Etesami (Etesamolmolk)
She had three brothers.

She left Tabriz to Tehran with her family, in 1912 and lived in Tehran, unless some limited trips in Iran and Foreign countries with her family.

Her primary school was in Tehran. She learned Arabic and Persian literature from her father and accompanied literature meetings, when she was six. Her toys were books.

She composed her first poem in classical style, when she was eight and knew most Iranian poets, when she was eleven.
She passed high school in "Tehran American Girls' School" and teached two years in this school, then.

She worked as a librarian in Faculty and refused the opportunity to commence in court.
Parvin Etesami married in 1934 and divorced two months later.

Her first collection of poems was published in 1935 and she received 3rd degree Scientific Sign in 1936.
Her poems had social, humanity, learning and mystic concepts and no sign of love and feminism found in her works, as she lived in Iran evolution period to modernism.

Ali Dehbashi, Iranian Researcher, has published a book (590 pages), in 1991, on her life and her art.



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