SPRING (in Persian: Bahaar), published by Etesamolmolk in 1920 to which poetess Parvin Etessami, the daughter of the publisher, contributed regularly. SPRING was actually a main vehicle for the promotion of Parvin’s literary talent in a male dominant society. Those two magazines could not survive long and they were closed after a short time. Both FACULTY and SPRING as other publications called [magazines] contained articles on popular topics of interest to the general public and were written at the reading level of most of the population. A gap in the market of an academic periodical featuring scholarly articles on literature, history, geography (written in a more sophisticated register) was filled when in 1946 Abbas Eghbal Ashtiaani (AEA) published the Journal of SOUVENIR, in Persian: Majaleh-e-Yadegaar (MEY), which was in fact the first Iranian Journal of Culture.
Subscribe to The Iranian newsletter
Sign up for our daily newsletter to get the top news stories delivered to your inbox.