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Savushun: A Novel About Modern Iran (Persian Classics) Paperback – September 10, 1991

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"For Western readers the novel not only offers an example of contemporary Iranian fiction; it also provides a rare glimpse of the inner workings of an Iranian family." --- -Washington Post Book World

"Daneshvar lovingly details the old Persian customs and way of life. And the conflict between an understandable yearning for peace and tranquillity in the face of change and tragedy is movingly evoked. It is a sympathetic but never sentimental account of one woman's rite of passage." --- -Kirkus Reviews

"An engrossing chronicle of life in Persia-just-turned-Iran by Simin Daneshvar. Her compassionate vision of traditional folk ways surviving amid the threats of modernity (including Allied occupation) give her work a resonant universality. Recent events only strengthen her position as a writer deserving a wider audience." - ---USA Today

"Daneshvar lovingly details the old Persian customs and way of life. And the conflict between an understandable yearning for peace and tranquillity in the face of change and tragedy is movingly evoked. It is a sympathetic but never sentimental account of one woman's rite of passage." --- -Kirkus Reviews

"An engrossing chronicle of life in Persia-just-turned-Iran by Simin Daneshvar. Her compassionate vision of traditional folk ways surviving amid the threats of modernity (including Allied occupation) give her work a resonant universality. Recent events only strengthen her position as a writer deserving a wider audience." --- -USA Today

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Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Persian --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Mage Publishers; 60604th edition (September 10, 1991)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0934211310
  • ISBN-13: 978-0934211314
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.7 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #272,059 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Simin Daneshvar is the best novel writer in Iran. Although Iran has had the privilage of having some of the greatest writers of the 20th century such as Hedayat, Fasih, Dolat Abadi, and Daneshvar's own husband, Al Ahmad, Simin Daneshvar alone stands on the peak of the 20th century Iran's writers. Suvashun, which has the record for best selling novel in Iran, is a book that masterfully combines the western format of novel with Iranian elements. It has full and well described characters. Everyone who reads this book can easily relate to Zari, Yousef, Amme Khanoom and all other characters. The book is a wanderful reading and probably the best introduction to Iran's rich modern literature, long over looked by the world. I rank Simin Daneshvar as one of 10 best Twentieth century writers. Khanom Daneshvar, Khodaa 1000 saal zende negahetoon daare.
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I majored in English Teaching and had the pleasure of being assigned this book in college. It is not the most artistic book I've ever read, and there are no fancy structural techniques used like there are in The English Patient, for example. This book has a much different appeal. Few novels have ever grabbed hold of my emotions like this one. I remember, at one point, throwing the book on the ground and not being able to read anymore until I'd done some menial chore to quell my rage. This book forces you to feel. Very well done.
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Dr.s.Danehsvar is a well-educated Iranian writer.She has written so many interesting stories but Savushun is the best.It is published before revalution but sill is well accepted by the Iranian readers.She is from Shiraz , city of great Iranian poets such as hafez.This story described the iranian culture in Shiraz during world ward2.It is suggested to all book lovers and book worms!! Mohammad h.,IRAN
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Read for a Women's Studies Literature class that I'm taking as a General Education course. Pretty good read for a class that is by no means my specialty. Approachable with an engaging story and characters.
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