Eight books by Sohrab Sepehri


Title: Eight Sohrab books

Author: Sohrab Sepehri

Publisher: Message of Justice

Subject: Persian poetry, new poetry

Age category: Adult

Cover: synthetic leather with frame

Number of pages: 456 p

Language: Farsi

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Introduction of eight books by Sohrab Sepehri

Sohrab Sepehri’s eight books are a complete diagram of the poet’s spiritual journey seeking the truth, from political protests to the passion for searching and embarking on earthly mysticism.

Sohrab Sepehri is one of the poets whose poetry world is easily accessible to everyone, unlike some poets whose poetry is not easy to obtain and understand and enjoy, and requires a lot of practice and repetition and a lot of knowledge and study. has it. Simple, coherent and intimate language, as well as human thought, may be what draws the reader to his poetry in the first place.

Therefore, Sohrab Sepehri can be called the most easy-to-find poet of modern poetry. And the transformations of the society of the poet’s time, some of the foundations of philosophy and mysticism.
Sohrab Sepehri was a searching and lonely artist and spent his whole life searching for the lost, which may have been his lost self. Sohrab has traveled a lot, as he has traveled a lot, and for this reason, the geography of his poetry is as wide as his soul, and includes all human geography. It points to. Sohrab was immersed in his art all his life and lived and built his world and never got involved in everyday life.

“Eight Books” is one of the most influential and popular collections in the history of modern Iranian poetry.
The night stands.
Staring at him
On the frame of my window.
With the movement his body is hot a quarrel.
The pattern on his lips is closed
Picture a question.

Eight books by Sohrab Sepehri (1357-1307), including biography and bibliography by Narges Ali Mardani (1357-1387), have been collected in this book.

In an excerpt from the book we read:
“Sohrab Sepehri is one of the poets whose new poetry, if not more than others, has been considered by the public at least as much as the great poets of modern poetry. It is not without reason that his poems are used allegorically in the rumors of the people of the street and the bazaar. The simplicity and at the same time the complexity of the original metaphors and similes are the features of Sohrab’s poetry.

Although in appearance Sohrab’s poems reflect a kind of fear, despair and futility, but with deeper scrutiny we can divide Sohrab’s poems into two time periods. In the first period, which is the poet’s youth, between 1930 and 1930, a kind of frustration, despair, fear and social criticism form the basis of Sohrab’s poetry.
But in the second period, that is, from 1340-59, a new kind of attitude towards life is seen, which is related to the period of maturity and accumulation of his experiences. In the second period, despair, fear and futility give way to a sense of altruism, optimism and hope for the future, the promotion of biological simplicity and peace of mind inspired by nature.
The poet tries to avoid the political struggles of his contemporary poets and to go deeper instead of to the surface. The peace of mind that comes from being familiar with Eastern religions and the poet’s innate talent, which is influenced by his upbringing in the religious environment of his hometown, helps him to create new and distinctive works with others.

He recognizes the roots of human suffering today and critiques the greed, restlessness and extravagance of human beings, and then offers his solution. Sohrab’s solution is very simple. “Emphasis on the inspiration of nature and the attainment of human peace of mind prevents him from aggression and harassment of others.”

Book Sohrab Sepehri’s eight books, book introduction
Sohrab Sepehri was an Iranian poet, writer and painter. He is one of the most important contemporary poets of Iran and his poems have been translated into many languages ​​including English, French, Spanish and Italian. Sohrab’s poems have been collected in a book entitled Sohrab Sepehri’s eight books.

Book Sohrab’s eight books, as its name implies, include eight books of poetry by Sohrab. These offices are:

Color death
The life of dreams
Debris of the sun
East of Sorrow
The sound of water feet
Green volume
We do not look at us
Sohrab Sepehri’s poetry is absolutely half-hearted. All his poems are illustrations. In this new method, Sohrab Sepehri achieved a new method based on the humanistic perspective and the lessons he had learned from the philosophy of mind, which is considered the “green volume” of the evolved method of his style. He used to create his works of art away from society and had chosen “Chenar village” and Kashan deserts to achieve his solitude.

His poetry is intimate, full of pristine and fresh images that he illustrates with a soft, gentle, clean and coherent language. Among his most famous poems, we can mention: address, the sound of the foot of water and the traveler, which is one of the longest poems in the new Persian language. Karim Emami, who was a close friend of his, translated some of Sohrab’s poems into English during his lifetime.
In 1375, the English translation of two collections of the sound of water foot and green volume, translated by Ismail Salami and Abbas Zahedi, was published by Zabankadeh Publications. Other translators later translated his poems into English, French, Spanish, and Italian. In 1992, selected poems from two books, Green Volume and East of Sorrow, entitled “We Are Nothing, We Look” were translated into Spanish by Clara Khanis. In 1996, a selection of Sohrab Sepehri’s poems was translated into Istanbul Turkish by the Iranian artist Javid Moghaddas Sadeghiani and published by YKY Publications in Turkey.

Sohrab had benefited from the aesthetic achievements of East and West in his painting, which were reflected in his works. In his paintings he had a new and different approach so that the pea and gray geometric forms were different from all his contemporary figurative painters. In painting, he achieved a concise, semi-abstract way that was useful for expressing his poetic discoveries in desert nature. Sepehri held most of his domestic exhibitions of paintings at the Seyhoun Gallery and was not used to participating in exhibitions on the day of the introduction.

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