Book Censoring an Iranian Love Story

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  • Author : Shahriar Mandanipour
  • Publisher : Abacus Software
  • Release : 2011-02-01
  • ISBN : 9780349121451
  • Pages : 293 pages

Download or read Censoring an Iranian Love Story PDF, written by Shahriar Mandanipour and published by Abacus Software. This book was released on 2011-02-01 with total page 293 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Truly original, CENSORING AN IRANIAN LOVE STORY is an incredibly imaginative yet always charming love story set in contemporary Iran that crackles with wit, verve and social comment: Sara falls in love with Dara through secret messages hidden in code in the pages of books that have been outlawed, but then something quite extraordinary and unexpected happens. Through adeptly handled asides to the reader, as well as anecdotes, codes and metaphors, and cheeky references to the wonderfully rich Iranian literary heritage, the novel builds to offer a revealing yet often playful and hopeful comment on the pressures of writing within the tightly prescribed Islamic regime, pressures that naturally are heightened where affairs of the heart are concerned.

Book Censoring an Iranian Love Story

Download or read Censoring an Iranian Love Story PDF, written by Shahriar Mandanipour and published by Vintage. This book was released on 2009-05-05 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In his first novel to appear in English, “one of Iran's most important living fiction writers” (The Guardian) shows what it’s like to live and love there today. In a country where mere proximity between a man and a woman may be the prologue to deadly sin, where illicit passion is punished by imprisonment, or even death, telling that most redemptive of human narratives becomes the greatest literary challenge. If conducting a love affair in modern Iran is not a simple undertaking, then telling the story of that love may be even more difficult. Shahriar Mandanipour (author of Moon Brow) evokes a pair of young lovers who find each other—despite surreal persecution and repressive parents—through coded messages and internet chat rooms; and triumphantly their story entwines with an account of their creator’s struggle. Inventive, darkly comic and profoundly touching, Censoring an Iranian Love Story celebrates both the unquenchable power of the written word and a love that is doomed, glorious, and utterly real.

Book Iran and the West

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  • Author : Margaux Whiskin
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 2018-04-27
  • ISBN : 1838608761
  • Pages : 368 pages

Download or read Iran and the West PDF, written by Margaux Whiskin and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2018-04-27 with total page 368 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Since the age of the Sasanian Empire (224-651 AD), Iran and the West have time and again appeared to be at odds. Iran and the West charts this contentious and complex relationship by examining the myriad ways the two have perceived each other, from antiquity to today. Across disciplines, perspectives and periods contributors consider literary, imagined, mythical, visual, filmic, political and historical representations of the 'other' and the ways in which these have been constructed in, and often in spite of, their specific historical contexts. Many of these narratives, for example, have their origin in the ancient world but have since been altered, recycled and manipulated to fit a particular agenda. Ranging from Tacitus, Leonidas and Xerxes via Shahriar Mandanipour and Azar Nafisi to Rosewater, Argo and 300, this inter-disciplinary and wide-ranging volume is essential reading for anyone working on the complex history, present and future of Iranian-Western relations.

Book Burying the Beloved

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  • Author : Amy Motlagh
  • Publisher : Stanford University Press
  • Release : 2011-12-14
  • ISBN : 0804778183
  • Pages : 200 pages

Download or read Burying the Beloved PDF, written by Amy Motlagh and published by Stanford University Press. This book was released on 2011-12-14 with total page 200 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Burying the Beloved traces the relationship between the law and literature in Iran to reveal the profound ambiguities at the heart of Iranian ideas of modernity regarding women's rights and social status. The book reveals how novels mediate legal reforms and examines how authors have used realism to challenge and re-imagine notions of "the real." It examines seminal works that foreground acute anxieties about female subjectivity in an Iran negotiating its modernity from the Constitutional Revolution of 1905 up to and beyond the Islamic Revolution of 1979. By focusing on marriage as the central metaphor through which both law and fiction read gender, Motlagh critically engages and highlights the difficulties that arise as gender norms and laws change over time. She examines the recurrent foregrounding of marriage at five critical periods of legal reform, documenting how texts were understood both at first publication and as their importance changed over time.

Book Lonely Planet Iran

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  • Author : Lonely Planet
  • Publisher : Lonely Planet
  • Release : 2017-09-01
  • ISBN : 1786575361
  • Pages : pages

Download or read Lonely Planet Iran PDF, written by Lonely Planet and published by Lonely Planet. This book was released on 2017-09-01 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Lonely Planet Iran is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Hike among the Castles of the Assassins in Alamut Valley, Lose yourself in Esfahan's historic bazaar, or ski in the Alborz Mountains; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Iran and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet Iran Travel Guide: Full-colour maps and images throughout Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - festivals, cuisine, religion, history, architecture, literature, music, crafts, environment Over 50 maps Covers Tehran, Esfahan, Yazd, Shiraz, Persepolis, Kashan, Choqa Zanbil, Takht-e Soleiman, Tabriz, Masuleh, Mashhad, Garmeh, Alamut Valley, Alborz Mountains, Kaluts, Qeshm Island and more eBook Features: (Best viewed on tablet devices and smartphones) Downloadable PDF and offline maps prevent roaming and data charges Effortlessly navigate and jump between maps and reviews Add notes to personalise your guidebook experience Seamlessly flip between pages Bookmarks and speedy search capabilities get you to key pages in a flash Embedded links to recommendations' websites Zoom-in maps and images Inbuilt dictionary for quick referencing The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Iran, our most comprehensive guide to Iran, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled. Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet Middle East guide. About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves. Note: The digital edition of this book is missing some of the images found in the physical edition

Book Persian Literature as World Literature

Download or read Persian Literature as World Literature PDF, written by Mostafa Abedinifard and published by Bloomsbury Publishing USA. This book was released on 2021-07-15 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Confronting nationalistic and nativist interpreting practices in Persianate literary scholarship, Persian Literature as World Literature makes a case for reading these literatures as world literature-as transnational, worldly texts that expand beyond local and national penchants. Working through an idea of world literature that is both cosmopolitan and critical of any monologic view on globalization, the contributors to this volume revisit the early and contemporary circulation of Persianate literatures across neighboring and distant cultures, and seek innovative ways of developing a transnational Persian literary studies, engaging in constructive dialogues with the global forces surrounding, and shaping, Persianate societies and cultures.

Book Iranian and Diasporic Literature in the 21st Century

Download or read Iranian and Diasporic Literature in the 21st Century PDF, written by Daniel Grassian and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2013-02-18 with total page 280 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The most populous Islamic country in the Middle East, Iran is rife with contradictions, in many ways caught between the culture and governments of the Western—more dominant and arguably imperalist—world and the ideology of conservative fundamentalist Islam. This book explores the present-day writings of authors who explore these oppositional forces, often finding a middle course between the often brutal and demonizing rhetoric from both sides. To combat how the West has falsely generalized and stereotyped Iran, and how Iran has falsely generalized and stereotyped the West, Iranian and diasporic writers deconstruct Western caricatures of Iran and Iranian caricatures of the West. In so doing, they provide especially valuable insights into life in Iran today and into life in the West for diasporic Iranians.

Book Women Write Iran

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  • Author : Nima Naghibi
  • Publisher : U of Minnesota Press
  • Release : 2016-05-01
  • ISBN : 1452950032
  • Pages : 224 pages

Download or read Women Write Iran PDF, written by Nima Naghibi and published by U of Minnesota Press. This book was released on 2016-05-01 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Women Write Iran is the first full-length study on life narratives by Iranian women in the diaspora. Nima Naghibi investigates auto/biographical narratives across genres—including memoirs, documentary films, prison testimonials, and graphic novels—and finds that they are tied together by the experience of the 1979 Iranian revolution as a traumatic event and by a powerful nostalgia for an idealized past. Naghibi is particularly interested in writing as both an expression of memory and an assertion of human rights. She discovers that writing life narratives contributes to the larger enterprise of righting historical injustices. By drawing on the empathy of the reader/spectator/witness, Naghibi contends, life narratives offer the possibilities of connecting to others and responding with an increased commitment to social justice. The book opens with an examination of how the widely circulated video footage of the death of Neda Agha-Soltan on the streets of Tehran in June 2009 triggered the articulation of life narratives by diasporic Iranians. It concludes with a discussion of the prominent place of the 1979 revolution in these narratives. Throughout, the focus is on works that have become popular in the West, such as Marjane Satrapi’s best-selling graphic novel Persepolis. Naghibi addresses the significant questions raised by these works: How do we engage with human rights and social justice as readers in the West? How do these narratives draw our attention and elicit our empathic reactions? And what is our responsibility as witnesses to trauma, atrocity, and human suffering?

Book Reading the 21st Century

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  • Author : Stan Persky
  • Publisher : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
  • Release : 2012
  • ISBN : 0773540474
  • Pages : 297 pages

Download or read Reading the 21st Century PDF, written by Stan Persky and published by McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP. This book was released on 2012 with total page 297 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Looks at the themes, major works and decline in reading during a decade of instant communication, economic collapse, religious revival and war and terror.

Book Censorship of Literature in Post Revolutionary Iran

Download or read Censorship of Literature in Post Revolutionary Iran PDF, written by Alireza Abiz and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2020-12-10 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Censorship pervades all aspects of political, social and cultural life in the Islamic Republic of Iran. Faced with strict state control of cultural output, Iranian authors and writers have had to adapt their work to avoid falling foul of the censors. In this pioneering study, Alireza Abiz offers an in-depth, interdisciplinary analysis of how censorship and the political order of Iran have influenced contemporary Persian literature, both in terms of content and tone. As censorship is unrecorded and not officially acknowledged in Iran, the author has examined newspaper records and conducted first-hand interviews with Iranian poets and writers. looking into the ways in which poets and writers attempt to subvert the codes of censorship by using symbolism and figurative language to hide their more controversial messages. A ground-breaking analysis, this book will be vital reading for anyone interested in contemporary cultural politics and literature in Iran.

Book Captivating Westerns

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  • Author : Susan Kollin
  • Publisher : University of Nebraska Press
  • Release : 2019-05-01
  • ISBN : 1496214234
  • Pages : 296 pages

Download or read Captivating Westerns PDF, written by Susan Kollin and published by University of Nebraska Press. This book was released on 2019-05-01 with total page 296 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Tracing the transnational influences of what has been known as a uniquely American genre, “the Western,” Susan Kollin’s Captivating Westerns analyzes key moments in the history of multicultural encounters between the Middle East and the American West. In particular the book examines how experiences of contact and conflict have played a role in defining the western United States as a crucial American landscape. Kollin interprets the popular Western as a powerful national narrative and presents the cowboy hero as a captivating figure who upholds traditional American notions of freedom and promise, not just in the region but across the globe. Captivating Westerns revisits popular uses of the Western plot and cowboy hero in understanding American global power in the post-9/11 period. Although various attempts to build a case for the war on terror have referenced this quintessential American region, genre, and hero, they have largely overlooked the ways in which these celebrated spaces, icons, and forms, rather than being uniquely American, are instead the result of numerous encounters with and influences from the Middle East. By tracing this history of contact, encounter, and borrowing, this study expands the scope of transnational studies of the cowboy and the Western and in so doing discloses the powerful and productive influence the Middle East has had on the American West.

Book Iran and the American Media

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  • Author : Mehdi Semati
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release : 2021
  • ISBN : 3030749002
  • Pages : 144 pages

Download or read Iran and the American Media PDF, written by Mehdi Semati and published by Springer Nature. This book was released on 2021 with total page 144 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Iran and the American Media examines many ways that media coverage has brought Iran so deeply within America's political and cultural consciousness. For media entities this has been an often difficult process in terms of sustaining objectivity and reflecting complexity. These authors perform a valuable service by addressing a wide range of media-related topics about one of the most challenging international relations issues of recent decades." - Philip Seib, Professor of Journalism and Public Diplomacy, International Relations, University of Southern California, USA "By closely examining the coverage of the so-called Iran Deal, the authors of this careful work skillfully reveal how the major US media's treatment of the agreement uncritically reproduce, rather than judiciously scrutinize, official and popular narratives that frame Iran as untrustworthy in negotiation, regionally malign, and hence deserving of discipline and punishment. Using information from thousands of news reports, the authors also convincingly show how, through their reliance on a limited set of domestic and foreign expert opinions, major news outlets perpetuate the notion that only a narrow range of policy choices is available to US policymakers." - Farideh Farhi, Independent scholar, Comparative Politics, Iran's Contemporary Politics and Foreign Policy, USA This book investigates the American media coverage of the nuclear "Iran Deal" by examining the sources of news and opinion about it in The New York Times, The Washington Post and broadcast news. The empirical component uses media sociology and indexing theory to determine the extent to which the media covered the topic within a framework of debates among institutional sources. The coverage is placed within historical and interpretative frameworks that examine the construction of Iran in both the news and American popular culture to reveal the place Iran occupies in the American political and cultural imagination. Mehdi Semati is Professor and Chair in the Department of Communication at Northern Illinois University, USA. William P. Cassidy is Professor in the Department of Communication at Northern Illinois University, USA. Mehrnaz Khanjani is a Ph.D. candidate in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Iowa, USA. .

Book The New Yorker

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  • Author : Harold Wallace Ross
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 2009-06
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : pages

Download or read The New Yorker PDF, written by Harold Wallace Ross and published by . This book was released on 2009-06 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book The Pomegranate Lady and Her Sons  Selected Stories

Download or read The Pomegranate Lady and Her Sons Selected Stories PDF, written by Goli Taraghi and published by W. W. Norton & Company. This book was released on 2013-10-21 with total page 334 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This collection of stories from the Iranian author includes a tale about a woman whose former maid becomes her jailer and one about an old woman searching for her fugitive sons in Sweden. 15,000 first printing.

Book The Kenyon Review

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  • Author : John Crowe Ransom
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 2012
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 872 pages

Download or read The Kenyon Review PDF, written by John Crowe Ransom and published by . This book was released on 2012 with total page 872 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Editor: winter 1939-autumn 1941 J.C. Ransom.

Book The Virginia Quarterly Review

Download or read The Virginia Quarterly Review PDF, written by and published by . This book was released on 2010 with total page 454 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book The Publishers Weekly

Download or read The Publishers Weekly PDF, written by and published by . This book was released on 2009 with total page 688 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: