Song of A Captive Bird

Song of A Captive Bird

A Novel

Large Print - 2018
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"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 café glacé. During the summer of 1950, Forugh's passion for poetry takes flight--and tradition seeks to clip her wings." -- (Source of summary not specified)
Publisher: Waterville, Maine :, Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company,, 2018
Edition: Large print edition
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9781432852801
Branch Call Number: LARGE PRINT Darznik 2018
Characteristics: 1 volume (large print) ; 23 cm


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"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 daughte... Read More »

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Jul 13, 2018

This lovely book is both inspiring and very sad. It's historical fiction based on the life of a woman (Forugh Farrokzhad) born at the wrong time (1935) and the wrong place (Iran) who was brave, outspoken and a brilliant poet not afraid to admit she had sexual feelings.She was beaten by her parents, rejected by her husband's family and found true love only with a celebrity film-maker, married and unable to give her a stable life. The book is beautifully written and generously sprinkled with her passionate poetry.


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