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  • Strange Times My Dear The PEN Anthology of Contemporary Iranian Literature
  • Nahid Mozaffari
  • English
  • 26 May 2019
  • 9781559708050

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FREE DOWNLOAD Strange Times My Dear The PEN Anthology of Contemporary Iranian Literature 108 SUMMARY ´ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ¹ Nahid Mozaffari Nahid Mozaffari ¹ 8 FREE DOWNLOAD Nian revolution of 1979 Strange Times My Dear brings the first ever translated selection of work from three generations worth of the best in Iranian writing featuring short stories novel extracts and poems from over 40 contributors to the English speaking world For thousands of years multiple ethnicities languages and religi. This is a remarkable anthology of Iranian literature that provides for the West an insight into a culture and literary tradition that is both widely misunderstoodunknown and made delicate by the circumstances of the Revolution Here are prose and poetry from expatriates those dedicated to literary traditions and writers whose work proves very much that language despite its myriad vernaculars translates a shared human experience

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FREE DOWNLOAD Strange Times My Dear The PEN Anthology of Contemporary Iranian Literature 108 SUMMARY ´ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ¹ Nahid Mozaffari Nahid Mozaffari ¹ 8 FREE DOWNLOAD A stunning collection of newly discovered writing this is a richly varied collection of short stories novel extracts and poetry revealed to the Western world for the first time Despite war repression and censorship a renaissance has taken place in Iran over the last 25 years a renaissance hidden from Westerners since the Ira. It is as if a kind of iron curtain fell between Iran and the US after the fall of the Shah in 1979 This collection of prose and poetry by Iranian writers lifts that curtain for a glimpse of that country s recent past through the eyes of many of its most creative writersFor me the most interesting selection was an excerpt from Ahmad Mahmud s novel Scorched Earth about ordinary citizens experiencing the invasion of Ira in 1980 I also liked the excerpt from Esmail Fassih s novel Sorraya in a Coma which follows a traveler on an arduous journey by bus from Iran to Turkey Reza Farrokhfal s Ah Istanbul tells a sad story of an older writer about to leave Iran whose manuscript is considered unpublishable by a young editor s assistant Goli Taraghi s In Another Place is a psychological study describing the coming apart of an ideal marriage Farkhondeh Aghai s A Little Secret tells of a woman s long stay in a hospital ward where a young man wounded in the war appeals to a young sweetheart on a nearby telephoneIranians abroad will surely find this collection illuminating and rewarding than westerners simply because the references to daily life and Iranian culture and history often reuire explanatory footnotes that can t always explain enough Literary styles take some getting used to as well For readers of western literature these stories and excerpts will seem slow going and repetitive before they reach a conclusion that sometimes seems to lose something in the translation But as many of these 43 writers have never been translated into English this is an opportunity to experience a world that has been largely hidden from view And that s reason enough to give it a read

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FREE DOWNLOAD Strange Times My Dear The PEN Anthology of Contemporary Iranian Literature 108 SUMMARY ´ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ¹ Nahid Mozaffari Nahid Mozaffari ¹ 8 FREE DOWNLOAD Ons have co existed in Iran and continue to do so despite traumatic events and the oppression of recent decades Their literature has flourished in adversity producing works of diverse beauty and incalculable importance Strange Times My Dear reveals a major and largely undiscovered branch of world literature for the first tim. A wonderful anthology Compelling stories very interesting