|Nima Yushij’s letters to be republished||
TEHRAN – “Letters”, a book containing the letters the father of Iranian blank verse poetry, Nima Yushij (1896-1960), wrote to various persons, will be republished soon.
“Letters” has been published several times, however this time it will be published under the supervision of Puran Solhekol and Siavash Tahbaz, the wife and son of Iranian author and translator Siruz Tahbaz (1939-1998), the Persian service of ISNA reported on Saturday.
The letters are mostly centered on social and cultural issues of Nima’s time, revealing his deep thoughts and opinions, and will be published by Negah Publications.
Yushij has also written a series of letters to his wife Alieh Jahangir.
Born Ali Esfandiari in Yush, Mazandaran Province, Yushij attended primary school in his birth place and later came to Tehran to continue his studies.
He began writing poetry when he was a high school student. The person who encouraged him by reading his poems and helping him to improve his versification was one of his teachers, Nezam Vafa (1883-1960), himself a lyric poet.
What made Yushij a great, powerful guru for the young poets of his time was his innovations in form and style rather than the content of his poetry.
Yushij died of pneumonia in the Shemiran neighborhood in Tehran, but was buried in Yush, as he had willed.
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