Modern Persian Prose Literature by H. KamshadModern Persian Prose Literature by H. Kamshad

Modern Persian Prose Literature

byH. Kamshad

Paperback | April 14, 2011

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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.
Title:Modern Persian Prose LiteratureFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:246 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.55 inShipping dimensions:8.5 × 5.51 × 0.55 inPublished:April 14, 2011Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521169186

ISBN - 13:9780521169189

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Table of Contents

Introduction; 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 Riza Shah; 8. Early writers of the Riza Shah period; 9. Later writers of the Riza Shah period; 10. After Riza Shah: the period of political experiment; 11. Post-war writers; 12. Buzurg 'Alavi; 13. The younger writers; Part II: 14. The leading writer of modern Iran: Sadiq Hidayat; 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; Appendix; Bibliography; Index.