A History of Persian Literature - Volume XI

A History of Persian Literature
Volume XI
Ehsan Yarshater
General Editor

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Literature of the Early Twentieth Century
From the Constitutional Period to Reza Shah
Edited by Ali-Asghar Seyed-Gohrab
Published by I. B. Tauris & Co Ltd, London — New York, 2015 

Sponsored by 
Persian Heritage Foundation (New York) 
and Center for Iranian Studies, Columbia University

The eleventh volume in this groundbreaking series pays special attention to politically engaged poetry, written during a turbulent period which saw the Constitutional Revolution in Iran as well as the rise to power of Reza Shah and his attempts to implement reform. Throughout this time, poets began to turn their attention towards the country’s ordinary people, rather than concentrate on its elites.  This volume also examines the prose fiction of the period, which saw the rise of the novel and the short story. Additionally, Persian satire began to grow in importance, especially with the increased popularity of poets and novelists such as Iraj Mirza and Sadeq Hedayat. This wide-ranging volume is an invaluable companion for anyone who wants to understand how the Persian literary scene changed at the beginning of the twentieth century, reflecting the social and political contexts in which this literature was created.

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