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Afsaneh, A Novel from Iran

By: Ravinipur, Moniru

Joubin, Rebecca (translator)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Bethesda, MD, Ibex Publishers, 2013

Edition: Joubin, Rebecca


DESCRIPTION The truth always loses itself among memories. The truth can be lost as though it never existed. Not on the ground or anywhere else. The difference between a historical event and an insignificant happening in the life of an individual is that the historical event has witnesses who can differentiate the truth from the fiction. One evening, thirty ye... View more info

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Malakut and Other Stories by Bahram Sadeqi

By: Sadeqi, Bahram (author) Basmenji, Kaveh (translator and introduction) Yarshater, Ehsan (foreword)

Price: $32.00

Publisher: Bethesda, Ibex Publishers, 2012

Edition: Basmenji, Kaveh


A man who doesnÆt recognize his own face, an aristocrat who keeps his amputated limbs in jars on the shelf, an infant that commits suicide, a cat that is secretly writing a novel, a rooster that rebels against fateùthose are some of the characters that make Bahram SadeqiÆs stories intriguing, incomparable and inimitable. Sadeqi is an original story-teller who depicts familiar facts and mundane realities in such a way that shocks us to the core and makes us call eve... View more info

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That Stranger Within Me

By: Mirzadegi, Shokooh

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Bethesda, Maryland, Ibex Publishers, 1999


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The Blind Owl

By: Hedayat, Sadegh

Price: $16.00

Publisher: 2001


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The Cannon [Tup]

By: Saedi, Gholam Hossein

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Bethesda, Ibex Publishers, 2012

Edition: Farrokh, Faridoun

Inscription: توپ غلام


THE CANNON is the first and best of Gholam-Hossein Saedi’s novels. It has an unwavering focus on a single character, the independent iterant Mullah Mir Hashem who is clever and manipulative. Based on historical events, the novel is set in northwestern Iran in the early twentieth century. It features tribal supporters of the Constitutional Revolution; Russian Cossacks who are backing the status quo; and Mullah Mir Hashem. The novel gives a glimpse into the tensions ... View more info

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The Mourners of Bayal

By: Sa'edi, Gholam-Hossein

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Bethesda, MD, Ibex Publishers, 2018

Edition: غلامحسین ساعدی


The Mourners of Bayal is a collection of eight interrelated stories centered around the people of Bayal, an imaginary Iranian village in the middle of nowhere. This work is a penetrating allegory of the manners, beliefs, hopes, and desperations of rural Iranians in the early seventies. The Mourners of Bayal is a very early example of magical realism. It precedes the works of masters of the genre, José Saramago, and Gabriel García Márquez. The most famous of the eigh... View more info