Books set in Iran (37)


Find more books set in Iran by genre:
1.

A Beginner's Guide to Acting English by Shappi Khorsandi EN

0 Ratings
Country: Asia / Iran flag Iran
Description:
"A family. On the run. In a foreign country-- England"--Cover.

2.

Alamut by Vladimir Bartol EN

Rating: 5 (1 vote)
Country: Europe / Slovenia flag Slovenia
Description:
Alamut takes place in 11th Century Persia, in the fortress of Alamut, where self-proclaimed prophet Hasan ibn Sabbah is setting up his mad but brilliant plan to rule the region with a handful of elite fighters who are to become his "living daggers." By creating a virtual paradise at Alamut, filled with beautiful women, lush gardens, wine and hashish, Sabbah is able to convince his young fighters that they can reach paradise if they follow his commands. With parallels to Osama bin Laden, Alamut tells the story of how Sabbah was able to instill fear into the ruling class by creating a small army... continue

3.

Blind Owl by Sadeq Hedayat EN

Rating: 5 (1 vote)
Country: Asia / Iran flag Iran
Description:
A new English translation of one of the most important, controversial Iranian novels of the twentieth century A Penguin Classic Written by one of the greatest Iranian writers of the twentieth century, Blind Owl tells a two-part story of an isolated narrator with a fragile relationship with time and reality. In first person, the narrator offers a string of hazy, dreamlike recollections fueled by opium and alcohol. He spends time painting the exact same scene on the covers of pen cases: an old man wearing a cape and turban sitting under a cypress tree, separated by a small stream from a beautifu... continue


5.

Children of the Jacaranda Tree : A Novel by Sahar Delijani EN

Rating: 4 (1 vote)
Country: Asia / Iran flag Iran
Description:
A stunning debut novel set in post-revolutionary Iran that gives voice to the men, women, and children who won a war only to find their livesNand those of their descendantsNimperiled by its aftermath.


7.

Death of Yazdgerd by Bahram Beyzaie EN

Rating: 4 (1 vote)
Country: Asia / Iran flag Iran
Description:
The story of death of the last king of Persia before Muslims invasion. He escapes and hides in a mill but gets killed. The miller, his wife and his daughter all express a different version of the same incident.

8.

Disoriental by Négar Djavadi EN

Rating: 5 (1 vote)
Country: Asia / Iran flag Iran
Description:
"Kimiâ Sadr fled Iran at the age of ten in the company of her mother and sisters to join her father in France. Now twenty-five and facing the future she has built for herself as well as the prospect of a new generation, Kimiâ is inundated by her own memories and the stories of her ancestors, which come to her in unstoppable, uncontainable waves. In the waiting room of a Parisian fertility clinic, generations of flamboyant Sadrs return to her, including her formidable great-grandfather Montazemolmolk, with his harem of fifty-two wives, and her parents, Darius and Sara, stalwart opponents of eac... continue

9.

Dying in a Mother Tongue by Roja Chamankar EN

0 Ratings
Country: Asia / Iran flag Iran
Description:
This collection of poetry by the celebrated southern Iranian poet and filmmaker Roja Chamankar (b. 1981) introduces English-speaking readers to one of the most accomplished and well-loved poets of her generation. Chamankar’s work blends surrealism and the southern coastal landscape of the poet’s upbringing with everyday experiences in rapidly urbanizing Tehran. While locating herself in the modernist tradition of Iranian poets like Forugh Farrokhzad and Ahmad Shamlu through form and imagery, Chamankar infuses this tradition with concerns unique to a generation that grew up in post-revolutionar... continue

10.
El Reflejo de las palabras

El Reflejo de las palabras by Kader Abdolah ES

Rating: 3 (1 vote)
Country: Asia / Iran flag Iran
Description:
Los lazos profundos e indestructibles entre un padre y un hijo, capaces de perdurar a través del tiempo y del espacio gracias al poder aglutinante del arte y de la lengua, son el fundamento narrativo de esta novela original y conmovedora, de marcado carácter autobiográfico. Ismail, un novelista iraní exiliado en Holanda, recibe por correo el diario de su padre fallecido, un tejedor de alfombras de Arak, región remota y montañosa de la antigua Persia. Sordomudo de nacimiento, Aga Akbar ha escrito esas páginas utilizando los símbolos de una... continue