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Self-Portrait in Bloom

Self-Portrait in Bloom

by Niloufar Talebi

Paperback

$20.90
Available for Pre-Order. This item will be available on March 28, 2019

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789176375631
Publisher: Wisehouse
Publication date: 03/28/2019
Pages: 258
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.58(d)

About the Author

Niloufar Talebi is a writer, award-winning translator,
and creator. Her work has been featured at the Kennedy Center, and the Brooklyn Academy of Music, and she has received commissions from Carnegie Hall, Cal Performances, and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Her projects include Belonging, Epiphany, The Persian Rite of Spring, ICARUS/RISE, and Abraham in Flames opera. Her work has been published in
World Literature Today, PBS Frontline, Rattapallax, and
Poetry International.

Table of Contents

Contents 9

Prologue 13

1. Me 19

2. Shamlou 43

3. Aida: Muse, Wife, Assistant, Steward 61

4. Me 65

5. Shamlou 73

6. Me 81

7. The New World 85

8. Tehran 101

9. Shamlou’s Funeral 117

10. The Master and Margarita 125

11. San Francisco, My Golden City 133

12. The Birth of a Translator 137

13. A Skyrocketing, 2003–2013 145

14. My Shamlou Projects 147

15. Poems by Ahmad Shamlou 151

Collective Love 153

The Beginning 155

Genesis 157

Nocturne10 159

River 160

Poverty 161

Farewell 162

Unfinished Ghazal… 164

Song of Acquaintance 165

You and I… 166

Aida in the Mirror 168

Nocturne 171

On the Winter Within 172

The One Who Says I Love You 174

I Wish I Were Water 175

Hamlet 177

Nelson Mandela 180

An Epic? 181

Dark Song 182

The Anthem of Abraham in Flames 183

Rupture 187

Funeral Address 189

In the Moment 190

Still Life 191

Grappling with Silence 192

Nocturne 199

Epitaph 200

Birth 201

At the Threshold 202

I Cannot Not Be Beautiful 206

16. Venom of Snake 207

17. To Colleague, My Censor 219

18. Time, a Long, Long, Time (Through the Fire) 233

19. Blossomfield 237

CODA 243

Notes 249

References 251

Illustrations 253

Acknowledgments 255

About Ahmad Shamlou 256