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Bar Doostan Aziz,
OK, now that I have got your attention, let's talk about our next doreh.
As all of you know, Mr. Nooh is going to be our valuable guest this time. I have had the pleasure of being his student for 1 year and half now. He is one of the few most knowledgeable people in our community who knows about Persian literature. His knowledge is very valuable for all of us who care for knowing more about our own language, culture, history, poetry and literature.
Mr. Nooh will continue his last topic "Tanz In AdabiyAte' MoAser". He also will be answering any question you might have in any topic: History of Poetry in Iran, different poets and their style, Different kinds of poetry, effect of different cultures, languages in our current literature,..... and whatever else you can think of.
I encourage all of you to come and learn and enjoy his talk.
At the end, we need a volunteer for the place. Please respond as soon as possible. Let us all have the "Hesse' TaAvon va hamkAri" now that we are such a good circle of friends.
First of all, thanks for Sayeh and Mahtab (mostly Sayeh because she was there when I got there ..Mahtab was LATE as usual !!..akh !) for providing the place and their hospitality and warm welcome. And thank ME for moving chairs and tables around as a punishment for being the first to arrive !
Our speaker was Mr. Nooh. The autobiography of Mr. Nooh was sent before by Fariba. Mr. Nooh, in continuation from his previous speech several months ago, talked about the state of Tanz in Iran particularly after the Mashroote Revolution. He talked about magazines like Chalangar, Soor Esrafil, Mola Nasredin all the way to Toufigh and Ahangar. He recited several relatively lengthy poems by heart which were appreciated by all, in particular a poem by himself describing a Garden Party.
It was one of the best Dorehs I was to. People listend with great interest. He has an amazing power of memory and very good technique in puting his ideas into right words and sentences. He is one of those persons, I think, that can describe small and ordinary events into a great story that people want to hear over and over. We all enjoyed his talk tremendously. I personally was left at awe with his amazing power of memory. And it is interesting to note that througout his speech, he never had one unnecessary stop (ie. 'maks' and 'loknat'). His tone of speech was powerful and he never ran out of words and sentences to transfer what he wanted to say to us.
Thank Foroozan for forcing me to type out these notes instead of doing my work !
Thanks Vahid for finally opening his delicious Persian Cookies and allowing us to taste it ! Thanks everyone who helped out in hospitality.
Thanks Fariba for inviting and bringing Mr. Nooh. You should do it more often.
Please note that next Tuesday, from 8-10pm is his weekly class at Tooka
bookstore. A group of us are going to check his class out.
- Behnam The Forced Laborer