by Nader Naderpour
published a large number of scholarly papers on Iran’s politics, culture,
history, and literature in publications such as Iranshenasi,
Mehregan, and Rahavard. He
published many poems in various Iranian publications; in addition, he published
ten volumes of his collected poems:
Each of Naderpour’s collections includes an extensive essay in the form of an introduction or a preface that by itself is a valuable article addressing many key issues, for example, issues concerning modern Persian poetry, the responsibility of an artist, the historical background he used for his arguments, Iranian nationalism, and the concept of exile.
Naderpour's works have been translated into many languages:
His works have been translated into many languages:
Lance and Shahrashoube Amir Shahi have translated his works into French (called Iran,
Poesie et Autres Rubriques).
Gilbert Lazard has translated his work into French.
Labrio Lakarozo has translated some of Naderpour’s works into Italian.
Craig Hillmann of the University of Texas has translated Sobhe
Doroughin (False Dawn).
have also been translated into Russian, German, and other languages, and
Naderpour in turn translated many famous Italian and French poems into Persian.
While he was in Iran, with the help of Bijan Oshidi he published a collection of
his translations of Italian poems (Seven
Great Contemporary Italian Poets).
Republic of Iran banned the publication of all Naderpour’s work in Iran, and
distribution of his work in Iran is illegal.
Hellman-Hammet prize (awarded to writers in exile whose works are banned in
their own homelands) was bestowed upon Nader
by the Human Rights Watch Organization in 1993 (1371).
introduction to his tenth collection, Earth and Time, he wrote:
… Without a doubt
the important thing is that the form of a poem should be capable of conveying
the poet’s expressions to readers in his language, and more importantly that
the content and the images of the poem remain in his or her countrymen’s
memories, and be their sincere friend. …
Can I hope
that, if not all, maybe some of my poems in exile will have these
can be answered by Persian-speaking experts.
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