Strange Times, My Dear: The PEN Anthology of Contemporary Iranian Literature

Strange Times, My Dear: The PEN Anthology of Contemporary Iranian Literature

eBook - 2012
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A rich and varied collection of contemporary short stories, extracts from novels, and poetry that will go a long way toward informing the English-speaking world of the latest developments in Iranian literature. Since the Iranian revolution of 1979, we have been virtually cut off from that country's culture. Despite severe difficulties imposed by social, political, and economic upheaval, war, repression, and censorship, there has been a veritable cultural renewal in Iran over the past 25 years, not only in literature, but also in music, art, and cinema. Now for the first time we have selections from the work of over 50 men and women from three generations in translation, which goes a long way toward filling that gap. This sampling-or to use the Farsi term golchine, a bouquet-provides a window onto an important but sorely neglected segment of world culture. Hopefully it will also serve to awaken further interest in the work and translation of Iranian novelists and poets. The poetry section is edited and introduced by Ahmad Karimi-Hakkak, professor of Persian literature at the University of Maryland.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Skyhorse Publishing, Inc., 2012
ISBN: 9781611455854
Branch Call Number: Freading ebook
Description: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: Freading (Firm)


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