IBNA- Book of poetry by Parvin E'tesami has been rendered into French by Iranian translator Jalal Alavinia and published in France.
According to IBNA correspondent, the book bears a preface by eminent Iranian poet of the early 20th century Mohammad-Taqi Bahar and has been released by Hartmann Publishing which earlier presented a collection titled 'Iran in Transition' which includes works by Iranian writers and poets.
The first major Iranian poetess of the 20th century, Parvin E'tesami (1907-1941) was the daughter of the journalist and man of letters Yusof E'tesami from whom she received solid training in Arabic and classical Persian literature. She also met a number of noted poets and literati of the time who held literary meetings in E'tesami's house.
She was graduated in 1924 from the Iran Bethel, an American high school for girls and taught for a while at that school. Parvin was around seven or eight years old when her poetic ability was revealed. Through her father's encouragement, she versified some literary pieces which were translated from western sources by her father.
In 1921-22, some of her earliest known poems were published in the Persian magazine Bahar (Spring). The first edition of her Diwan (book of poetry) compromised 156 poems and appeared in 1935. It consisted of 209 different compositions in Mathnawi, Qasida, Ghazal, and Qeta, and stanzaic forms. It totaled 5606 distiches.
In her short life, she managed to achieve great fame amongst Iranians. Parvin's poetry follows the classical Persian tradition its form and substance.