Censoring An Iranian Love Story

Censoring an Iranian Love Story
Publisher Vintage
Release Date
Category Fiction
Total Pages 304
ISBN 9780307271969
Rating 4/5 from 10 reviews

In his first novel to appear in English, “one of Iran's most important living fiction writers” (The Guardian) shows what it’s like to live and love there today. In a country where mere proximity between a man and a woman may be the prologue to deadly sin, where illicit passion is punished by imprisonment, or even death, telling that most redemptive of human narratives becomes the greatest literary challenge. If conducting a love affair in modern Iran is not a simple undertaking, then telling the story of that love may be even more difficult. Shahriar Mandanipour (author of Moon Brow) evokes a pair of young lovers who find each other—despite surreal persecution and repressive parents—through coded messages and internet chat rooms; and triumphantly their story entwines with an account of their creator’s struggle. Inventive, darkly comic and profoundly touching, Censoring an Iranian Love Story celebrates both the unquenchable power of the written word and a love that is doomed, glorious, and utterly real.

Censoring an Iranian Love Story
  • Author : Shahriar Mandanipour
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2009-05-05

In his first novel to appear in English, “one of Iran's most important living fiction writers” (The Guardian) shows what it’s like to live and love there today. In a country where mere proximity between a man and a woman may be the prologue to deadly sin, where illicit

Censoring an Iranian Love Story
  • Author : Shahriyār Mandanī'pūr
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2010

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Censoring an Iranian Love Story
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  • Publisher : Knopf
  • Release Date : 2009

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  • Publisher : Restless Books
  • Release Date : 2018-04-24

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  • Publisher : Mazda Pub
  • Release Date : 2006

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  • Publisher : Vintage Canada
  • Release Date : 2011-04-20

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  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
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