Read e-book online In a Persian Mirror: Images of the West and Westerners in PDF

By M.R. Ghanoonparvar

ISBN-10: 0292727615

ISBN-13: 9780292727618

The severe anti-Western activities and attitudes of Iranians long ago decade have astonished and dismayed the West, which has characterised the Iranian positions as irrational and inexplicable. during this groundbreaking research of pictures of the West in Iranian literature, although, M. R. Ghanoonparvar finds that those attitudes didn't strengthen all of sudden or inexplicably yet relatively advanced over greater than centuries of Persian-Western contact.

Notable one of the authors whose works Ghanoonparvar discusses are Sadeq Hedayat, M. A. Jamalzadeh, Hushang Golshiri, Gholamhoseyn Sa'edi, Simin Daneshvar, Moniru Ravanipur, Sadeq Chubak, and Jalal Al-e Ahmad. This survey considerably illuminates the resources of Iranian attitudes towards the West and provides many mind-blowing discoveries for Western readers, now not least of that's the truth that Iranians have usually chanced on Westerners to be as enigmatic and incomprehensible as now we have believed them to be.

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