In A Persian Mirror

Author: M.R. Ghanoonparvar
Editor: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 0292788967
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The extreme anti-Western actions and attitudes of Iranians in the past decade have astonished and dismayed the West, which has characterized the Iranian positions as irrational and inexplicable. In this groundbreaking study of images of the West in Iranian literature, however, M. R. Ghanoonparvar reveals that these attitudes did not develop suddenly or inexplicably but rather evolved over more than two centuries of Persian-Western contact. Notable among the authors whose works Ghanoonparvar discusses are Sadeq Hedayat, M. A. Jamalzadeh, Hushang Golshiri, Gholamhoseyn Sa'edi, Simin Daneshvar, Moniru Ravanipur, Sadeq Chubak, and Jalal Al-e Ahmad. This survey significantly illuminates the sources of Iranian attitudes toward the West and offers many surprising discoveries for Western readers, not least of which is the fact that Iranians have often found Westerners to be as enigmatic and incomprehensible as we have believed them to be.
In a Persian Mirror
Language: en
Pages: 191
Authors: M.R. Ghanoonparvar
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-07-05 - Publisher: University of Texas Press

The extreme anti-Western actions and attitudes of Iranians in the past decade have astonished and dismayed the West, which has characterized the Iranian positions as irrational and inexplicable. In this groundbreaking study of images of the West in Iranian literature, however, M. R. Ghanoonparvar reveals that these attitudes did not
The Persian Mirror
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: Susan Mokhberi
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-10-21 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

The Persian Mirror explores France's preoccupation with Persia in the seventeenth century. Long before Montesquieu's Persian Letters, French intellectuals, diplomats and even ordinary Parisians were fascinated by Persia and eagerly consumed travel accounts, fairy tales, and the spectacle of the Persian ambassador's visit to Paris and Versailles in 1715. Using
Occidentalist Perceptions of European Architecture in Nineteenth-Century Persian Travel Diaries
Language: en
Pages: 190
Authors: Vahid Vahdat
Categories: Architecture
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-03-31 - Publisher: Taylor & Francis

In the midst of Europe’s nineteenth-century industrial revolution, four men embarked on separate journeys to the wondrous Farangestan – a land of fascinating objects, mysterious technologies, heavenly women, and magical spaces. Determined to learn the secret of Farangestan’s advancements, the travelers kept detailed records of their observations. These diaries mapped
A Social History of Iranian Cinema, Volume 2
Language: en
Pages: 560
Authors: Hamid Naficy
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-09-16 - Publisher: Duke University Press

A comprehensive social history of Iranian cinema address documentaries, popular genres, and art films and explores the role of film and media in shaping a modern national identity in Iran.
A Social History of Iranian Cinema, Volume 1
Language: en
Pages: 456
Authors: Hamid Naficy
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-09-16 - Publisher: Duke University Press

A comprehensive social history of Iranian cinema address documentaries, popular genres, and art films and explores the role of film and media in shaping a modern national identity in Iran.