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Modern Persian Prose Literature

Modern Persian Prose Literature


  • Date Published: April 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521169189

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  • Originally published in 1966, this book forms the companion volume to A Modern Persian Prose Reader (Cambridge, 1968). It provides a series of concise, accessible essays reflecting on the development of Persian fiction during the modern period. The structure of the text is broadly chronological, with chapters allocated to key authors, literary movements, and social changes. A long second section is devoted to the work of Sadeq Hidayat (1903–1951), regarded by many as Iran's foremost writer of prose fiction and short stories. This is a fascinating book that will be of value to anyone with an interest in Persian literature.

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    • Date Published: April 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521169189
    • length: 246 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 14 mm
    • weight: 0.32kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Note on transliteration
    Part I:
    1. The historical background
    2. The Qajars and reform
    3. Regeneration of prose
    4. The eve of revolt
    5. Constitutional revolution
    6. Historical novels
    7. The reign of Rizā Shah
    8. Early writers of the Rizā Shah period
    9. Later writers of the Rizā Shah period
    10. After Rizā Shah: the period of political experiment
    11. Post-war writers
    12. Buzurg 'Alavī
    13. The younger writers
    Part II:
    14. The leading writer of modern Iran: Sādiq Hidāyat
    15. The early period
    16. The creative period
    17. The life of his countrymen
    18. The sardonic grins
    19. Hysterical self-analysis
    20. The barren period
    21. The period of high hopes
    22. The aftermath

  • Author

    H. Kamshad

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