For the 1st time
A collection of Paruyr Sevak poems in Iran
Publish Date : Tuesday 14 September 2010 - 14:56
"An ordinary miracle" a poetry collection by contemporary Armenian poet, Paruyr Sevak has been rendered into Persian and will be released in Iran. Paruyr Sevak works have been converted into Persian for the first time.
"An ordinary miracle" has been converted into Persian by Azad Matian and Shapour Ali nejhad and it is to be published by Hezareh Qoqnoos.
The book holds 20 poems of Paruyr Sevak which have been collected form 3 different poetry collections. "An ordinary miracle" is the first work of the poet which has been rendered into Persian.
Paruyr Rafaeli Ghazaryan (January 26, 1924 - June 17, 1971) was an Armenian poet. He is considered one of the greatest Armenian poets of the twentieth century.
Sevak was born in Chanakhchi (now Zangakatun) village, Soviet Armenia to Rafael and Anahit Soghomonyan. He studied at Yerevan State University and Moscow's Gorky Institute of Literature. A doctor of philology, Sevak was one of the senior researchers of the Manuk Abeghyan Yerevan Institute of Literature.
Sevak died on June 17, 1971 in a car crash while on a drive back to Yerevan. In previous years, he had voiced his criticism of the corruption of the Soviet establishment and for this, many Armenians believe, he was murdered by the Soviet KGB. His wife, Nelly Menagharishvili, also died in the car crash. He was buried in the backyard of his home, in Zangakatun, which later became a museum.