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The Resource Touba and the meaning of night, Shahrnush Parsipur ; translated from the Persian by Havva Houshmand and Kamran Talattof ; translating women's experience by Kamran Talattof ; afterword by Houra Yavari ; biography by Persis M. Karim

Touba and the meaning of night, Shahrnush Parsipur ; translated from the Persian by Havva Houshmand and Kamran Talattof ; translating women's experience by Kamran Talattof ; afterword by Houra Yavari ; biography by Persis M. Karim

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Touba and the meaning of night
Title
Touba and the meaning of night
Statement of responsibility
Shahrnush Parsipur ; translated from the Persian by Havva Houshmand and Kamran Talattof ; translating women's experience by Kamran Talattof ; afterword by Houra Yavari ; biography by Persis M. Karim
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Language
  • eng
  • per
  • eng
Summary
"A major literary event, the publication of Touba and the Meaning of Night introduces English-speaking readers to the masterpiece of a great contemporary Persian writer, renowned in her native Iran and much of Western Europe. This remarkable epic novel, begun during one of the author's several imprisonments, was published in Iran in 1989 to great critical acclaim and instant bestseller status -- until Shahrnush Parsipur was again arrested a year later, and all her works banned by the Islamic Republic. In the character of Touba, Parsipur explores the changing fortunes of Iranian women through eighty years of turbulent history. After her father's death, fourteen-year-old Touba proposes to a fifty-two-year-old relative in order to ensure her family's financial security. Intimidated by her outspoken nature, Touba's husband soon divorces her. She marries again, this time to a prince with whom she experiences tenderness and physical passion and has four children -- but he proves unfaithful and unreliable. Touba is granted a divorce from him, and lives out the rest of her long life as matriarch to a changing household of family members and refugees. Touba and the Meaning of Night explores, from a distinctly Iranian viewpoint, the ongoing tensions between rationalism and mysticism, tradition and modernity, male dominance and female will. Throughout, it defies Western stereotypes of Iranian women and Western expectations of literary form, speaking in an idiom that reflects both the unique creative voice of its author and an important tradition in Persian women's writing."--Publisher description
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UKM
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Pārsīʹpūr, Shahrnūsh
Dewey number
891.5533
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from Persian
Literary form
novels
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Houshmand, Havva
  • Talattof, Kamran
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  • Divorced women
  • Iran
  • Divorced women
  • Manners and customs
  • Iran
Label
Touba and the meaning of night, Shahrnush Parsipur ; translated from the Persian by Havva Houshmand and Kamran Talattof ; translating women's experience by Kamran Talattof ; afterword by Houra Yavari ; biography by Persis M. Karim
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Publication
Note
Originally published 2006
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn154704737
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xvi, 367 pages
Isbn
9781558615571
Lccn
2004014752
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)154704737
Label
Touba and the meaning of night, Shahrnush Parsipur ; translated from the Persian by Havva Houshmand and Kamran Talattof ; translating women's experience by Kamran Talattof ; afterword by Houra Yavari ; biography by Persis M. Karim
Publication
Note
Originally published 2006
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn154704737
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xvi, 367 pages
Isbn
9781558615571
Lccn
2004014752
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)154704737

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