Archive for December, 2010

Farshid Shafiey

Farshid Shafiey is one of the most prominent illustrators today in Iran.  His work follows a mixture of Iranian traditions in illustration, but with a profound knowledge of expressionist art and also the works of Gustav Klimt. He has won several international prizes for his work, including: 1. Encouragement prize in 2000 Noma Concourse Japan; […]

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Lipstick Jihad: A Memoir of Growing Up Iranian in America and American in Iran

Author: Azadeh Moaveni Paperback: 272 pages Publisher: PublicAffairs,U.S.; New edition edition (4 May 2006) Language English ISBN-13: 978-1586483784 Order here As far back as she can remember, Azadeh Moaveni has felt at odds with her tangled identity as an Iranian-American. In suburban America, Azadeh lived in two worlds. At home, she was the daughter of […]

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Missing Soluch, a novel by Mahmoud Dowlatabadi

  Paperback: 507 pages Publisher: Melville House Publishing (15 Dec 2010) ISBN-13: 978-1933633114 Order now on Amazon (from Iranian.com) Missing Soluch is a novel by one of Iran’s most celebrated living authors, Mahmoud Dowlatabadi. This work has certainly not escaped controversy among Iranian scholars, but generally it has been seen to be one of the […]

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Symphony of the Dead, a novel by Abbas Maroufi

Symphony of the Dead, a novel by Abbas Maroufi Paperback: 280 pages Aflame Books (28 Aug 2007) English ISBN-13: 978-0955233968 Order Now Symphony of the Dead traces the fate of the troubled Urkhani family in the provincial Iranian town of Ardabil before and after the second world war through the trials and ghostly recollections of […]

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Prisoner of Tehran: One Woman’s Story of Survival Inside a Torture Jail, by Marina Nemat

Prisoner of Tehran: One Woman’s Story of Survival Inside a Torture Jail, by Marina Nemat 288 pages John Murray (15 May 2008) English ISBN-13: 978-0719562525 Order Now Brought up as a Christian, Marina Nemat’s peaceful childhood in Tehran was shattered when the Iranian Revolution of 1979 ushered in a new era of Islamic rule. After […]

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Hamoun, by Dariush Mehrjui

Director: Dariush Mehrjui Writer: Dariush Mehrjui Stars: Khusro Shakibaii, Ezzatolah Entezami, Bita Farahi Order your DVD now This film was voted the best Iranian film ever in 1997, by a series of Iranian film critics. It is a very successful — and entertaining — effort to reconcile Iranian mysticism with western existential philosophy, from Rumi […]

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