b. Shiraz 28 april ,1921/8 ordibehesht 1300, a year before EBRAHIM GOLESTAN,another great short story and fiction writer who was born in the same city of Shiraz,the birth place of HAFEZ ,SA'ADI and in our time ,of TAVALLALI,BONYAD,BARMAKI, BONYAD
ABDOLALI AND MINA DASTGHEIB,KHAEFI,OJI,SHAHRIAR MANDANI POUR,REZA PARHIZKAR,DR.REZA MOHARRERI,M.D.,HASHEM JAVID among others.
d.8 March 2012/18 Esfand 1390,Tehran,Iran
Simin Daneshvar recieved a Ph.D in Persian literature from University of Tehran and taught there ,as well as in Stanford University.Her collection of short stories is the first by an Iranian woman writer.Savashun also was the first novel ever written and published by a woman writer in Iran.
Savashun is a folk tradition,in southern part of Iran and Fars province that conjures hope.The novel is story of Persian family during World War II in Shiraz,Fars,Iran.Zari the main character sees the society and her family life'While struggling with her desire for traditionalfamily life and her need for an individual identity"
Simin Daneshvar in 1327/1948 married to Jalal al ahmad,one of the major Iranian writers.She was the first president of Iranian Writers Association
SIMIN DANESHVAR has published oeuvres in short stories and novels such as :
آتش خاموش ،۱۳۲۷
شهری چون بهشت ۱۳۴۰
به کی سلام کنم ۱۳۵۹
غرب جلال ۱۳۶۰ رواق
جزیره سرگردانی ۱۳۷۶ خوارزمی
پرنده های مهاجر ۱۳۷۶
ساربان سرگردانی ۱۳۸۰ خوارزمی
کوه سر گردان ،خوارزمی )گم شد )!!
ISLAND OF VAGRANCY,
TO WHOM I SAY HELLO,
ASK MIGRANT BIRDS ,
SUTRA and OTHER STORIES,
and translations from Chekhov,Bernard Shaw,Hawthorn,Alain Payton ...of these the novel SAVUSHUN(MOURNERS OF SIAVOSH) is a hallmark.
TO COW'S MILK THEY ACCUSTOMED ME
BUT THE CALF DIED-IT WAS NOT TO BE
I WAS A YOUNG BABE WHEN MY MOTHER EXPIRED
AND FOR MY CARE A WET NURSE WAS HIRED
MY LUCK FAILED AGAIN,AND SO I CRIED
WHEN I LEARNED MY WET NURSE TOO HAD DIED
from SAVUSHUN of SIMIN DANESHVAR,*
tr.M R GHANOONPARVAR,MAGE,WASHINGTON,D C 1990,P.145
letters of al ahmad to daneshvar,and daneshvar to al ahmad نامه های سیمین به جلال
نامه های جلال به سیمین
چهل طوطی،افسانه های هندی به ترجمه سیمین دانشور و جلال ال احمد forty parots
*Savushun was the first novel ever written by an iranian women writer.USA Today wrote:
Her compassionate vision of traditional folkways surviving amid the threats of modernity,including allied occupation,give her work a resonant universality...
And Washington Post added:
For western readers the novel not only offers an example of contemporary Iranian fiction,it also provides a rare glimpse of the inner workings of an Iranian family...The novel is written from a woman's point of view,by an Iranian woman writer whose life covers one of the most turbulent periods of Iran's history.
خبر مرگ دانشور در ۳۰ تیر ۱۳۸۶ دروغ بود.عکس زیر در خانه اش به سال ۲۰۰۷ گرفته شده است