The Drowned Paperback – July 20, 2019
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- Item Weight : 1.32 pounds
- Paperback : 352 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1081589167
- ISBN-13 : 978-1081589165
- Product Dimensions : 6 x 0.88 x 9 inches
- Publisher : Independently published (July 20, 2019)
- Language: : English
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Ravanipour is not only a fascinating storyteller but also a master in weaving myths and legends with history and reality. In The Drowned, she intertwines the ancient Iranian, Roman, and Biblical myths with the life story of the people in her birthplace. She reviews several decades of Iranian history. The events that changed the lives of people on the southern coast of Iran, between 1940s and early 1980s. Historical events such as the discovery of oil by the British and their dominant presence in the south of Iran, the coup of 1953 and the fall of Dr. Mossadeq's democratic government, the reign of Shah, and finally the beginning of Iran-Iraq war have all been touched on in this magical realist masterpiece.
In 1989 when The Drowned was first published, Ravanipour undoubtedly elevated the Iranian southern literature (Maktab-e Jonoub) to a different level.
This novel has been meticulously translated from Persian to English by Dr. Ghanoonparvar, a Professor Emeritus of Persian and Comparative Literature at the faculty of Middle Eastern studies at the University of Texas, Austin.
You probably ask yourself, Who are "The Drowned"? Pick up this novel and take this adventurous and magical journey to find out.