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In a Voice of Their Own

A Collection of Stories by Iranian Women, Written Since the Revolution of 1979

Series: Bibliotheca Iranica: Persian Fiction in Translation 4
Availability: In stock
Published: 1996
Page #: liv + 153
Size: 5.5.x 8.5
ISBN: 1-56859-045-8
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This collection provides a window on the concerns of Iranian women, writers in particular, since the Revolution of 1979 and the establishment of Islamic Republic in Iran. The collection includes eighteen stories written by more than a dozen women during the last twenty years, some of them well-known writers and others just establishing their careers. In these stories, most never before available in translation and rendered here into readable English that captures the style and flavor of the original Persian, Iranian women speak in their own voice to the western reader about marriage, sex, politics, exile and the place of women in Iranian society.

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Franklin Lewis

Franklin Lewis is Associate Professor of Persian in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at the University of Chicago. His research interests are in Persian language and literature, comparative literature, translation, sufism and Baha’i studies. In addition to various articles and book chapters in academic journals and encyclopedias on classical literature, Lewis has published studies and translations of Rumi, Sana’i, Shaykh Ahmad-e Jam, as well as translations of poems and short stories by contemporary Iranian writers.
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Farzin Yazdanfar

Farzin Yazdanfar has earned two Master's degrees from the University of Michigan, the first in applied economics in 1977, and the second in Near Eastern Studies in 1986. He has authored translations of two short stories in a book entitled “Stories from Iran: Chicago Anthology 1921-1991.” His commentary and translation have appeared in the Rackham Journal of the Arts and Humanities and Chicago Review. He has compiled and co-edited an anthology, which is a collection of short stories written by Iranian women between the years 1945 and 1989, entitled “ A Walnut Sapling on Masih’s Grave and Other Stories by Iranian Women.” He lives in Chicago.

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