Professor Stephen Greenblatt, who was in Iran to attend the First Int’l Conference on Shakespeare Studies, has said, “I never thought that Shakespeare would become my magic carpet to the land of Persia, where I wished I could have seen someday”.
After a commemorative ceremony in Iran in April to pay tribute to Iranian and Spanish literary giants, they are to be remembered in Madrid in late October.
Special ceremonies are held in Shiraz, southern Iran, to mark Hafez Day.
Famous Iranian poet Simin Behbahani died after a battle with coronary and respiratory ailment.
Two Iranian artists have stated utter grief over the Zionist regime’s crimes in the Gaza Strip.
The 10th edition of ‘Passed Times of the Elderly’ a three-volume novel by the leading Iranian writer Mahmoud Dowlatabadi was published by Nashr-e Cheshmeh Publication institute.
The Persian literary monthly Bokhara paid tribute to German Iranologist Heidemarie Koch, author of “Persepolis, Shiny Capital of the Persian Empire”, during a ceremony in Tehran on Thursday.