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In a Persian Mirror

In a Persian Mirror

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About the Book

The extreme anti-Western actions and attitudes of Iranians in the 1980s astonished and dismayed the West, which has characterized the Iranian positions as irrational and inexplicable. In this groundbreaking study of images of the West in Iranian literature, however, M. R. Ghanoonparvar reveals that these attitudes did not develop suddenly or inexplicably but rather evolved over more than two centuries of Persian-Western contact.

Notable among the authors whose works Ghanoonparvar discusses are Sadeq Hedayat, M. A. Jamalzadeh, Hushang Golshiri, Gholamhoseyn Sa'edi, Simin Daneshvar, Moniru Ravanipur, Sadeq Chubak, and Jalal Al-e Ahmad. This survey significantly illuminates the sources of Iranian attitudes toward the West and offers many surprising discoveries for Western readers, not least of which is the fact that Iranians have often found Westerners to be as enigmatic and incomprehensible as we have believed them to be.

About the Author: A native of Iran, M. R. Ghanoonparvar is an assistant professor of Persian language and literature at the University of Texas at Austin.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780292727618
  • Publisher: University of Texas Press
  • Publisher Imprint: University of Texas Press
  • Edition: 1
  • Language: English
  • Returnable: Y
  • Spine Width: 13 mm
  • Width: 154 mm
  • ISBN-10: 0292727615
  • Publisher Date: 01 Jan 1993
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Height: 230 mm
  • No of Pages: 191
  • Series Title: English
  • Weight: 276 gr

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