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1001: Persiranian Stories of Love and Revenge - download pdf or read online

By Yahya Gharagozlou,Parinaz Eleish,Clare Wolfowitz

during this intimate and tumultuous ancient fiction, Iran performs a starring position less than a degree identify, "Persiran." We interact with its historical past via 3 generations of a vividly drawn aristocratic family members referred to as the Poonakis, starting with dual princes who're dedicated to one another, and finishing nowa days – after the Khomeini revolution – with one other set of dual brothers who're mortal enemies. The family members — just like the monarchy and the fledgling structure — is doomed, because the clerical imaginative and prescient of creating the dominion of God on the earth prevails. the tale has numerous narrators, whose fates by means of the top will intersect. The book’s name refers to 9 serious nights of storytelling – transposed into binary code: 1001, enjoying at the vintage "1001 Nights" of Scheherazade.

The episodes of the radical occur in a palace, a mosque, a village, a harem; a tearoom, a whorehouse, a jail. The characters shuttle via deserts and mountains, to eu towns, or even to the battlefront with Iraq. In episodes of comedy and farce, in addition to romance and, eventually, tragedy, we get to understand those compelling characters, together with numerous unforgettable girls. all through runs a tremendous subject: the storyteller’s legal responsibility to inform his tales – the uncooked parts of history.

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