Nader Naderpour (1929-2000), Iranian Poet, Thinker, Patriot

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Nader Naderpour, celebrated Iranian poet, political scholar, and literary critic, was a nominee for the Nobel Prize in Literature. Because of his outspoken criticism of the Islamic Government in Iran, he lived a life of self-imposed exile, teaching Persian literature and Iranian political history at UCLA and UCI for many years. This volume includes a biography, personal recollections of associates, including his wife, comments of other poets on Naderpours works, a selection of his poems, his most famous political-historical articles, and his commentaries on modern Iranian prose and poetry. With photographs.


“I found in this book the kind of totality needed to sum up the life of a poet who refuses to compromise his viewpoints and beliefs for what is best for his native people within and above the stringencies of political change. It should elevate what the name poet means.” – New Hope International

“… chronicles the long journey which Naderpour took from ‘The Fortune Teller (1959) to ‘Here and There’ (1983) and beyond, gives readers the chance to experience some parts of that journey, and invites lovers and critics of Persian poetry to continue the conversation about this enduring poet and his enduring poems.” – Michael Craig Hillmann

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