Editorial

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Time and the Parsagon Journey*

In the early snowfall of September in Calgary-my adopted home, and the short and windy autumn that ironically followed the snow, I imagined this moment. This day in November, that I knew I would be out of the country, sitting … read more

Profile

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Gholamhossein Sa’edi [1936 - 1985]

We Iranians who had among us Sa’edi, the physician-dramatist that taught us how to anatomize social maladies both on the stage and on the screen, know what grace it is when art and science come together in an artist. We … Updated Feb. 15, 2015

Piece

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Bombay Rain, Part II

Written by Payam Yazdanjoo | Translated by: Poupeh Missaghi | Edited by: Adam Seth | Header Photo by Matteo Vegetti (c) “Bombay Rain” was first published in Denver Quarterly, Vol 48, No3, 2014, and it is being republished here by permission of copyright … read more

Memorial

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Kadkani, a Gem of Khorasan

There are not many literary scholars in the history of Persian literature who are also great poets; neither are there many poets who made it as great literary scholars. Mohammad Reza Shafi’i Kadkani (b. October 12, 1939), renowned poet and … read more

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Top 2014 Literary Translations From Persian

The year just passed was not that fruitful in the number of Persian literary works translated into English; the list hardly exceeds ten. In terms of choice and quality, however, the books have a lot to say: 1. Nima Youshij: … read more

Perspective

Hedayat

A Translator’s Note: Hedayat, Translated / Hedayat, the Translator

“Bombay Rain” is from a collection of interrelated short stories whose protagonist and/or narrator is an Iranian living in India, bringing together elements of both cultures, places, languages, etc. The story is about the narrator and his friend wanting to … read more

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NETWORTHY

30 Jan 2015

1. Renowned translator Keikavus Jahandari dies Iranian translator Keikavus Jahandari, famous for his translations from German of works like Hermann Hesse ‘s “Steppenwolf” passed away at age 91.Born in 1923 in Tehran, Jahnadari was a University of Tehran alumnus in … read more

Awards

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Tehran Story Award

Tehran Story Award (or as Zibasazi has entitled it, Tehran’s Story Award) was founded in 2014 by TBO (Tehran Beautification Organization, dependnt of the Municipality of Tehran) in collaboration with Hamshhri Magazines Group. The main goal of the award is … 1st Edition

Interviews

Martin-v-Turner

Let Us Steal a Lease of Life

Raised in Post-War plenty, I could hear the chains of concentration camps rattling somewhere close by; but we children of the earnest fifties were soon etched by the permissions of 1965-1975; when these unwelcome hallucinations faded, so did many other … In Memory of Martin V. Turner