Hardcover: 155 pages
Publisher: New York: Rhombus Press, 2018
Language: English and Farsi
Product Dimensions: 25.4 cm x 15.2 cm
Asir (Captive) is the first collection of poems by Iranian poet Forugh Farrokhzad originally published in Iran in 1955. This Rhombus Press edition presents to a new generation of Iranians as well as a new audience of English speakers, a facsimile of the extremely rare first edition, first printing accompanied by an English translation.
The first edition, first printing of Asir from 1955 includes 41 poems, an introduction by Shojaeddin Shafa, a clarification by Farrokhzad and 11 illustrations. No subsequent printings of this publication have ever been the same. The English translation by Farzaneh Milani also includes a translator’s note and a 1954 article from Iranian literary magazine Roshanfekr (The Intellectual).