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Rooftops Of Tehran

Author : Sholeh Wolpé
ISBN : 1597091103
Genre : Poetry
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"In Sholeh Wolpe's Rooftops of Tehran , an unforgettable cast of characters emerges, from the morality policeman with the poison razor blade to the crow-girls flapping their black garments, from the woman with the bee-swarm tattoo emerging from her crotch to the author as a young girl on a Tehran rooftop with a God's eye view 'hovering above a city / where beatings, cheatings, prayers, songs, / and kindness are all one color's shades.' Here is a delicious book of poems, redolent of saffron and stained with pomegranate in its vision of Iran and of the immigrant life in California. Wolpe's poems are at once humorous, sad, and sexy, which is to say that they are capriciously human, human even in that they dream of wings and are always threatening to take flight." --Tony Barnstone, Award winning poet and translator, author of The Golem of Los Angeles
Category: Poetry

Rooftops Of Tehran

Author : Mahbod Seraji
ISBN : 9781101046616
Genre : Fiction
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From "a striking new talent"(Sandra Dallas, author of Tallgrass) comes an unforgettable debut novel of young love and coming of age in an Iran headed toward revolution. In this poignant, eye-opening and emotionally vivid novel, Mahbod Seraji lays bare the beauty and brutality of the centuries-old Persian culture, while reaffirming the human experiences we all share. In a middle-class neighborhood of Iran's sprawling capital city, 17-year-old Pasha Shahed spends the summer of 1973 on his rooftop with his best friend Ahmed, joking around one minute and asking burning questions about life the next. He also hides a secret love for his beautiful neighbor Zari, who has been betrothed since birth to another man. But the bliss of Pasha and Zari's stolen time together is shattered when Pasha unwittingly acts as a beacon for the Shah's secret police. The violent consequences awaken him to the reality of living under a powerful despot, and lead Zari to make a shocking choice...
Category: Fiction

Urban And Visual Culture In Contemporary Iran

Author : Pedram Dibazar
ISBN : 9781350195325
Genre : Art
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In Urban and Visual Culture in Contemporary Iran, Pedram Dibazar argues that everyday life in Iran is a rich domain of social existence and cultural production. Regular patterns of day-to-day practice in Iran are imbued with forms of expressivity that are unmarked and inconspicuous, but have remarkable critical value for a cultural study of contemporary society. Blended into the rhythms of everyday life are nonconformist modes of presence, subtle in their visibility and non-confrontational in their resistance to the established societal norms and structures. This volume is about such everyday tactics and creativity as lived in space, visualised in cultural forms and communicated through media. Through its analysis of familiar everyday experiences, Urban and Visual Culture in Contemporary Iran covers a wide range of ordinary practices-such as walking, driving, shopping and doing or watching sports-and spatial conditions-such as streets, cars, rooftops, shopping centres and stadiums. It also explores a variety of cultural formations, including film, photography, architecture, literature, visual arts, television and digital media. This book offers new ways of thinking about visual and urban cultures by highlighting a politics of everyday life that is conditioned on concerns over visibility and presence.
Category: Art

Obama And The Middle East

Author : Fawaz A. Gerges
ISBN : 9781137000163
Genre : Political Science
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A hard-hitting assessment of Obama's current foreign policy and a sweeping look at the future of the Middle East The 2011 Arab Spring upended the status quo in the Middle East and poses new challenges for the United States. Here, Fawaz Gerges, one of the world's top Middle East scholars, delivers a full picture of US relations with the region. He reaches back to the post-World War II era to explain the issues that have challenged the Obama administration and examines the president's responses, from his negotiations with Israel and Palestine to his drawdown from Afghanistan and withdrawal from Iraq. Evaluating the president's engagement with the Arab Spring, his decision to order the death of Osama bin Laden, his intervention in Libya, his relations with Iran, and other key policy matters, Gerges highlights what must change in order to improve US outcomes in the region. Gerges' conclusion is sobering: the United States is near the end of its moment in the Middle East. The cynically realist policy it has employed since World War II-continued by the Obama administration--is at the root of current bitterness and mistrust, and it is time to remake American foreign policy.
Category: Political Science

Breaking The Jaws Of Silence

Author : Sholeh Wolpé
ISBN : 9781557286291
Genre : Poetry
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PEN Center USA brings together the voices of renowned American poets
Category: Poetry


Author : Anita Amirrezvani
ISBN : 9781557289957
Genre : Fiction
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This groundbreaking anthology brings together twenty-seven authors from a wide range of experiences that offer new perspectives on the Iranian American story. The authors in Tremors represent the maturing voice of Iranian American fiction from the vantage point of those who were born and raised in Iran, as well as those writers who reflect a more distant, but still important, connection to their Iranian heritage. Altogether, these narratives capture the diversity of the Iranian diaspora and complicate the often-narrow view of Iranian culture represented in the media. The stories and novel excerpts explore the deeply human experiences of one of the newest immigrant groups to the United States in its attempts to adjust and assimilate in the face of major historical upheavals such as the 1979 Iranian revolution, the hostage crisis, and the attacks of September 11, 2001. The stories set in Iran testify to the resilience, dignity, and humor of a people rich in history and culture.
Category: Fiction

The History Of Theater In Iran

Author : Willem M. Floor
ISBN : STANFORD:36105114223360
Genre : Performing Arts
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Although most people do not speak of theatre and Iran in the same breath, dramatic expression has always been a fixture of Iranian culture. In traditional Iranian theatre, there was no real difference between high and low culture, although artists attached to the royal court and sponsored by the rich tended to be more competent than those who performed for the public at large. With the exception of religious and narrative drama, written texts were seldom used. The artists whether comedian, mime, puppeteer, elegist or storyteller performed both in public and private spaces. The arrival of European theatre, with its reliance on a written text and normative rather than improvisatory acting, was part of the modernisation process in Iran. European theatre was introduced to the country in 1878, enjoyed a hey-day in the early years of the twentieth century, and has experienced many ups-and-downs since then. Today, it once again enjoys great popularity. At the same time, traditional theatre is being rediscovered, and playwrights are using some of its forms to develop indigenous modern Iranian theatre-- a melding of the deep past and dynamic present.
Category: Performing Arts

Teaching The Literature Of Today S Middle East

Author : Allen Webb
ISBN : 9781136837142
Genre : Education
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Showing how to teach the literature of today’s Middle East, this book offers teachers a powerful resource for helping students to think deeply and critically about the politics and culture of the Middle East through literary engagements.
Category: Education


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ISBN : UVA:X006175319
Genre : Middle East
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Category: Middle East

Iranian Society

Author : Jalal Al-e Ahmad
ISBN : UOM:39015012275528
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Category: Literary Criticism

Honeymoon In Tehran

Author : Azadeh Moaveni
ISBN : 9781588367778
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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BONUS: This edition contains a Honeymoon in Tehran discussion guide. Azadeh Moaveni, longtime Middle East correspondent for Time magazine, returns to Iran to cover the rise of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Living and working in Tehran, she finds a nation that openly yearns for freedom and contact with the West but whose economic grievances and nationalist spirit find an outlet in Ahmadinejad’s strident pronouncements. And then the unexpected happens: Azadeh falls in love with a young Iranian man and decides to get married and start a family in Tehran. Suddenly, she finds herself navigating an altogether different side of Iranian life. As women are arrested for “immodest dress” and the authorities unleash a campaign of intimidation against journalists, Azadeh is forced to make the hard decision that her family’s future lies outside Iran. Powerful and poignant, Honeymoon in Tehran is the harrowing story of a young woman’s tenuous life in a country she thought she could change.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Persian Fiction Reader

Author : Michael Craig Hillmann
ISBN : UOM:39015041307904
Genre : Persian language
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Category: Persian language


Author : Ali Madanipour
ISBN : UOM:39015043760803
Genre : Architecture
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This is the first book dedicated to the city of Tehran. Once held to be one of the capitals of the luxurious Orient - the home of the Peacock Throne - the city is now a giant metropolis with great influence across the Muslim world. Tehran's two revolutions have not only shaken the city but have drawn the fault lines between East and West. Tehran traces the capital's social and physical transformation over the last two centuries - from the Persian empire to the Islamic Republic, from a small town at the centre of a loose collection of provinces to a node in the global economy, from a city dominated by the shah's citadel overlooking a maze of winding streets to an open but polarized matrix of people and places, changes which characterize the tensions of globalization and modernity. To the West, Tehran remains a hidden city, structured by an alien political and religious ideology. The author's first-hand experience of both Iranian culture and of the city of Tehran itself allows him to explore the subtleties of this urban environment with a fine-grained insight. Tehran will become an indispensable guide to any interested in the fabric and history of this city, one of the few world cities which has shaped the course of the Twentieth Century.
Category: Architecture


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ISBN : 9781557289483
Genre : Poetry
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Annotation. Winner of the 2010 Lois Roth Persian Translation Prize.
Category: Poetry

Mission To Tehran

Author : Robert E. Huyser
ISBN : STANFORD:36105043938856
Genre : Huyser, Robert E
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General Robert E. "Dutch" Huyser blev i januar 1989 af præsident Carter sendt til Teheran/ Iran i et forsøg på i sidste øjeblik at varetage amerikanske interesser efter den flygtede iranske Shah. I dagbogsform fortæller generalen om sit een mands felttog på dette prekære område i perioden 4. januar til 11. februar 1979, det tidspunkt da Ayatollah Khomeini vendte tilbage til Iran.
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Author : Briton Hadden
ISBN : UOM:39015045884064
Genre : Current events
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Category: Current events

Country Report

Author :
ISBN : UCLA:L0075410415
Genre : Iran
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Category: Iran