Iranian Novels: My Uncle Napoleon, the Septembers of Shiraz, Kalidar, Books LLC

ISBN: 9781158404292

Published: June 21st 2010

Paperback

22 pages


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Iranian Novels: My Uncle Napoleon, the Septembers of Shiraz, Kalidar,  by  Books LLC

Iranian Novels: My Uncle Napoleon, the Septembers of Shiraz, Kalidar, by Books LLC
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This is nonfiction commentary. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: My Uncle Napoleon, the Septembers of Shiraz, Kalidar, . Source:MoreThis is nonfiction commentary. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge.

Chapters: My Uncle Napoleon, the Septembers of Shiraz, Kalidar, . Source: Wikipedia. Free updates online. Not illustrated. Excerpt: My Uncle Napoleon (Persian: , Dai-i jan Napuliun literal translation: Dear Uncle Napoleon) is a coming of age novel by Iranian author Iraj Pezeshkzad published in Tehran in Persian in 1973. The novel was adapted to a highly successful TV series in 1976 directed by Nasser Taghvai.

Though the book and the TV series have been banned since the Islamic revolution of 1979 in Iran, both have thrived underground and are considered a big part of persian pop culture. (Nafisi 2006). To this day, it is cited as the most important and well-loved work of Iranian fiction since World War II (Ryan 2006) and a testament to the complexity, vitality, and flexibility of Iranian culture and society (Nafisi 2006). It is noted for its lampooning of the widespread Iranian belief that the English are responsible for events that occur in Iran.

The novel has been translated by Dick Davis into English. The story takes place at the time of Irans occupation by the Allied Forces during World War II. Most of the plot occurs in the narrators home, a huge early 20th-century-style Iranian mansion in which three wealthy families live under the tyranny of a paranoid patriarch Uncle.

The Unclewho in reality is a retired low-level officer from the Persian Cossack Brigade under Colonel Vladimir Liakhovs commandclaims, and in latter stages of the story actually believes that he and his butler Mash Qasem were involved in wars against the British Empire and their lackeys such as Khodadad Khan, as well as battles supporting the Iranian Constitutional Revolution- and that with the occupation of Iran by the Allied Forces, the English are now on course to ta...More: http: //booksllc.net/?id=5594851



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