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Strange Times, My Dear The Pen Anthology of Contemporary Iranian Literature

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ISBN-10: 1559707658

ISBN-13: 9781559707657

Edition: 2005

Authors: Nahid Mozaffari, Ahmad Karimi Hakkak

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Since the Iranian revolution of 1979, the United States has been virtually cut off from that country's culture. Despite severe difficulties imposed by social, political, and economic upheavals as well as war, repression, and censorship, a veritable cultural renewal has taken place in Iran over the past quarter-century, not only in literature but in music, art, and cinema. Now, for the first time, we have in translation selections from the work of over forty writers from three generations, both men and women, which go a long way toward filling this gap in our knowledge.
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Book details

List price: $27.50
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Arcade Publishing
Publication date: 4/18/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 496
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.782
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Prose: Part One
The Mirror
The Victory Chronicle of the Magi
Excerpt from Scorched Earth
Excerpt from Sorraya in a Coma
Ask the Migrating Birds
The Eyes Won't Take It
The Grocer of Kharzeville
Delayed Consequences of the Revolution
Excerpt from The Book of Absent People
Prose: Part Two
Excerpt from Women Without Men
Satan's Stones
Ah, Istanbul
Mahbubeh and the Demon Ahl
In Another Place
Hitchcock and Agha Baji
A Little Secret
A Room Full of Dust
Excerpt from The Trial
First Love
Shatter the Stone Tooth
White Rock
Peace of Night
Poetry
Introduction
In This Blind Alley
Love Song
End of the Game
Morning
A Man with a Missing Leg
I Write, I Cross Out
If the Snake Is Domestic
And Behold
It's Time to Mow the Flowers
I Love You, Ancient Homeland
Lyrical
Outlandia
An Allusion
Bad Boy
A Spring Tale
Poetry-I
Poetry-II
Prayer of Sudden Dread
A Woman Out of Memory
Visitations
Miniature
The Terrace of Dead Fishermen
The Green Bull
Martyr's Tombstone
Tomb of Manichaeus
Labial Verse 67
Labial Verse 181
In the New Place, or Exile, a Simple Matter
From the Other Half
Requiem
Brands
I Am Human
Amorous
Wednesday in March
Wakeful Reveries
I Must Bury Him
The Republic of Hate
The Little Messenger
Saturday Night Dinner
A Bird Is a Bird
The Ax
Afghan Woman
The Sale
Selections from Walking with the Wind
Permissions
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