Synopses & Reviews
A rich and varied collection of contemporary short stories, extracts from novels, and poetry that showcases the latest developments in Iranian literature.
Since the revolution of 1979, the West has been virtually cut off from Iran's culture. Despite war, repression, and censorship, there has been a cultural renaissance in Iran over the past 25 years, not only in literature, but also in music, art, and film. Now for the first time we have selections in translation from the work of over 50 men and women from three generations. This sampling or to use the Farsi term golchine, a bouquet provides a window onto an important but sorely neglected segment of world culture and will also serve to awaken further interest in the work of Iranian novelists and poets.