Books set in Iran (28)


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

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

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Alamut by Vladimir Bartol EN

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Country: Europe / Slovenia flag Slovenia
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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

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Blind Owl by Sadeq Hedayat EN

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Country: Asia / Iran flag Iran
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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


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Disoriental by Négar Djavadi EN

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"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

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Dying in a Mother Tongue by Roja Chamankar EN

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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

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El Reflejo de las palabras

El Reflejo de las palabras by Kader Abdolah ES

Rating: 3     1 Vote
Country: Asia / Iran flag Iran
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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

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Everything Sad Is Untrue : (A True Story) by Daniel Nayeri EN

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"At the front of a middle school classroom in Oklahoma, a boy named Khosrou (whom everyone calls "Daniel") stands, trying to tell a story. His story. But no one believes a word he says. But Khosrou's stories are beautiful, and terrifying, from the moment his family fled Iran in the middle of the night with the secret police moments behind them, back to the refugee camps of Italy, and further back to Isfahan."--

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Funny in Farsi : A Memoir of Growing Up Iranian in America by Firoozeh Dumas EN

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Country: Asia / Iran flag Iran
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Finalist for the PEN/USA Award in Creative Nonfiction, the Thurber Prize for American Humor, and the Audie Award in Biography/Memoir This Random House Reader’s Circle edition includes a reading group guide and a conversation between Firoozeh Dumas and Khaled Hosseini, author of The Kite Runner! “Remarkable . . . told with wry humor shorn of sentimentality . . . In the end, what sticks with the reader is an exuberant immigrant embrace of America.”—San Francisco Chronicle In 1972, when she was seven, Firoozeh Dumas and her family moved from Iran to Southern California... continue

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I Hid My Voice by Parīnūsh Sanīʻī EN

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Four-year-old Shahaab has not started talking. The family doctor believes there is no cause for concern; nevertheless, Shahaab is ridiculed by others who call him dumb. In his innocent and deeply hurt child s mind, he begins to believe that the good and intelligent children like his older brother are their fathers sons. On the other hand, children like him who are clumsy and problematic are their mothers sons. No one in the family can understand Shahaab except his maternal grandmother, who seems to possess the understanding and the kindness he so desperately craves. Their growing bond leads to... continue