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Touba and the Meaning of Night (Women Writing the Middle East)

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“[With this] bold, insightful novel . . . Parsipur makes a stylishly original contribution to modern feminist literature.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Parsipur should be admired both as a courageous woman who endured jail and torture . . . and as a writer and innovator.”—Azar Nafisi, author of Reading Lolita in Tehran

Now available in paperback, this complex epic captures the changing fortunes of Iranian women in the twentieth century from the era of colonialism to the rule of two shahs to the 1980 Islamic Revolution.

The Iranian best-selling author of eleven books, including Women Without Men, Shahrnush Parsipur now lives in exile in the United States.

Synopsis:

Now available in paperback: the epic masterpiece by Iran's most celebrated living author, Shahrnush Parsipur.

Synopsis:

"[With this] bold, insightful novel . . . Parsipur makes a stylishly original contribution to modern feminist literature."-Publishers Weekly(starred review)

"Parsipur should be admired both as a courageous woman who endured jail and torture . . . and as a writer and innovator."-Azar Nafisi, author of Reading Lolita in Tehran

Now available in paperback, this complex epic captures the changing fortunes of Iranian women in the twentieth century from the era of colonialism to the rule of two shahs to the 1980 Islamic Revolution.

The Iranian best-selling author of eleven books, including Women Without Men, Shahrnush Parsipurnow lives in exile in the United States.

About the Author

Shahrnush Parsipur was born in Iran in 1946. While incarcerated by the Islamic Republic in the 1970s she wrote the first part of her masterpiece Touba and the Meaning of Night. Parsipur now lives and writes in exile in the San Francisco Bay Area. In 1994 she was recognized by the Fund for Free Expression of Human Rights Watch--Lillian Kamran Talattof previously co-translated Parsipur's Women without Men and is associate professor of Near Eastern Studies, the University of Arizona, Tucson. Houra Yavari is a Senior Research Scholar in the Department of Middle Eastern and Asian Languages and Cultures at Columbia University.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781558615571
Author:
Parsipur, Shahrnush
Publisher:
Feminist Press
Translator:
Houshmand, Havva
Translator:
Talattof, Kamram
Author:
Yavari, Houra
Author:
Houshmand, Havva
Author:
Talattof, Kamran
Author:
Talattof, Kamram
Subject:
General
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Feminism
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Women Writing the Middle East
Publication Date:
20080131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
368
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Now available in paperback: the epic masterpiece by Iran's most celebrated living author, Shahrnush Parsipur.
"Synopsis" by , "[With this] bold, insightful novel . . . Parsipur makes a stylishly original contribution to modern feminist literature."-Publishers Weekly(starred review)

"Parsipur should be admired both as a courageous woman who endured jail and torture . . . and as a writer and innovator."-Azar Nafisi, author of Reading Lolita in Tehran

Now available in paperback, this complex epic captures the changing fortunes of Iranian women in the twentieth century from the era of colonialism to the rule of two shahs to the 1980 Islamic Revolution.

The Iranian best-selling author of eleven books, including Women Without Men, Shahrnush Parsipurnow lives in exile in the United States.

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