Volume 00: STARTUP

PARSAGON: The Persian Literature Review

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Table of Contents


  • In Fine Frenzy Roling  


  • R.I.P. Farrokh Ghaffari (1921 – 2006)

  • Homage to the Singer of Naseria
  • December 26: Day of Sorrow, Day of Death


  • Sadeq Hedayat [1903-1951]
  • Reza Ghassemi [b.1949]
  • Reza Amirkhani [b.1973]

PODIUM :: Top 7×7

  • Mohammad Tolouei Recommends
  • Hossein Sanapour Recommends
  • Let Us Steal a Lease of Life: Interview with Martin P. Turner


  • Badiozzaman Forouzanfar Award

PAPYRUS :: The Bookshelf

  1. The Oasis of Now: Selected Poems by Sohrab Sepehri [tr. Kazim Ali, Mohammad Jafar Mahallati]
  2. The Baron’s Melancholy Blues [Asghar Abdollahi]
  3. Scorpion on Andimeshk Railway Stairs, or This Train is Bleeding, Sir! [Hossein  Morteza’eian Abkenar]
  4. The Spell Chanted by Lambs [Reza Ghassemi] [tr. Erfan Mojib]
  5. Men at Work: Cinematic Lessons from Abbas Kiarostami
  6. How to Survive in Tehran
  7. The Blind Owl [Sadeq Hedayat]