Persian Requiem by Simin Daneshvar
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Persian Requiem
By Simin Daneshvar

A Persian Requiem

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Persian Requiem by Simin Daneshvar

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Set in the southern Persian town of Shiraz in the last years of World War II with the British army in occupation, the novel chronicles the life of Zari, a traditional, anxious and superstitious woman whose husband, Yusef is an idealistic feudal landlord. A web of political intrigue and hostility is created. In the background, tribal leaders are in open rebellion against the government and British occupation. In the midst of this turbulence Zari carries on normal life within the beautiful courtyard of her house, attempting to keep the family safe from external events. The corruption engendered by occupation is pervasive as Zari's family life is shattered and disaster strikes. An immensely moving story, the novel is a powerful indictment of colonization.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781870015783
ISBN-10: 1870015789
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 127mm x 22mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: Peter Halban Publishers Ltd
Publisher: Peter Halban Publishers Ltd
Publish Date: 21-Feb-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Simin Daneshvar

Educated in Iran she won a Fulbright scholarship to Stanford University. Married to a major Iranian intellectual who founded the Writers' Association of Iran, which she supported after his early death. She provided moral support for those opposing the Shah, but retired from public life after the revolution in 1979.

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