Frozen Sea
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Frozen Sea

Farsi or Persian?

The difference is more complex than you think

The Persian Empire

I was recently asked whether it is better to use “Farsi” or “Persian” to refer to texts written in modern Iran. Here is my response.




Franz Kafka said that literature should be an ax for the frozen sea within us. We curate articles, essays, and reflections on culture, literature, and politics that unfreeze our frozen seas. The Frozen Sea is edited by Rebecca Ruth Gould and welcomes contributions.

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Rebecca Ruth Gould

Rebecca Ruth Gould

Poetry, politics, author’s rights, the Caucasus, Iran, Palestine. Writer. Educator. Support my work ☕

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