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Modern Persian Prose Literature - Hassan Kamshad

Modern Persian Prose Literature

Paperback Published: 14th April 2011
ISBN: 9780521169189
Number Of Pages: 246

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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."

Note on transliteration
The historical background
The Qajars and reform
Regeneration of prose
The eve of revolt
Constitutional revolution
Historical novels
The reign of Riza Shah
Early writers of the Riza Shah period
Later writers of the Riza Shah period
After Riza Shah: the period of political experiment
Post-war writers
Buzurg 'Alavi
The younger writers
The leading writer of modern Iran: Sadiq Hidayat
The early period
The creative period
The life of his countrymen
The sardonic grins
Hysterical self-analysis
The barren period
The period of high hopes
The aftermath
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ISBN: 9780521169189
ISBN-10: 0521169186
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 246
Published: 14th April 2011
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.32