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My Bird (Middle East Literature in Translation)

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Review:

"A big success when it was originally published in Iran, this slender book will likely disappoint Western readers interested in new perspectives on the lives of contemporary Iranian women. It's narrated by a nameless Iranian wife and mother whose husband, Amir, is obsessed with emigrating to Canada. The narrator, however, is unwilling to do more than stare into their dusty yard. Her refusal to move forward leads him to leave Tehran with the excuse that he can make more money elsewhere. While he's gone, she deals with her two young children, overlooks her husband's infidelity, combs through her sad and confusing childhood memories and determines that her way of coping is to stay in place and accept her situation. Unfortunately, the writing is so thoroughly introspective that the book could have been set in any grimy working-class neighborhood with loud neighbors, marital discord and selfish, demanding relatives. While the translation is lovely, the narrative is unnervingly myopic and mostly notable for its inertia." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Product Details

ISBN:
9780815609445
Author:
Vafi, Fariba
Publisher:
Syracuse University Press
Translator:
Kousha, Mahnaz
Translator:
Jewell, Nasrin
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
Women -- Iran.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
English
Series:
Middle East Literature in Translation
Publication Date:
20091131
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Pages:
150
Dimensions:
7.74x5.28x.69 in. .58 lbs.

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Product details 150 pages Syracuse University Press - English 9780815609445 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "A big success when it was originally published in Iran, this slender book will likely disappoint Western readers interested in new perspectives on the lives of contemporary Iranian women. It's narrated by a nameless Iranian wife and mother whose husband, Amir, is obsessed with emigrating to Canada. The narrator, however, is unwilling to do more than stare into their dusty yard. Her refusal to move forward leads him to leave Tehran with the excuse that he can make more money elsewhere. While he's gone, she deals with her two young children, overlooks her husband's infidelity, combs through her sad and confusing childhood memories and determines that her way of coping is to stay in place and accept her situation. Unfortunately, the writing is so thoroughly introspective that the book could have been set in any grimy working-class neighborhood with loud neighbors, marital discord and selfish, demanding relatives. While the translation is lovely, the narrative is unnervingly myopic and mostly notable for its inertia." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
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