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Book Talk: Ahmad Shamlou Behind the Mirror

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Bahram Grami

Thursday, October 5, 2023
10am to 11am PT

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Join us for a book talk about the acclaimed Iranian poet, Ahmad Shamlou, with Dr. Bahram Grami.  Event is in Persian.

“The book Ahmad Shamlou Behind the Mirror is not a literary criticism, it is a step toward better knowing Ahmad Shamlou based on reliable sources. It is not a documentary for promoting or defaming him. While Shamlou should be appreciated and praised for his great poetical works, his character and social life is studied because he has been a role model for young generations. This book contrasts with his statement, ‘I live in a glass house and have nothing to hide.’”

Ahmad Shamlou Behind the Mirror book cover

Bahram Grami was born and raised in Tehran, Iran. He studied at Tehran University, American University of Beirut and University of Manitoba, Canada, where he received his PhD in plant science and genetics. He served as assistant professor in Iran until he left for the United States in 1985 and became a researcher at the University of California, Davis. His recent work includes the 2022 edition of Flowers and Plants in a Thousand Years of Persian Poetry. He has taught in Hong Kong, Bahrain and China, and has been a consulting editor for flora with the Encyclopedia Iranica.

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