PEN Presents – IRAN

A Feast in the Mirror: Contemporary Stories by Iranian Women, edited by Mohammad Mehdi Khorrami and Shouleh Vatanabadi

‘A compelling collection offering not only polished prose and complex characterizations, but also enlightening explorations of Iranian culture, politics and social change’

(Publishers Weekly

[Offers] a remarkable variety of writing, some from women who are being translated for the first time… The book should be of great interest to any student of Persian literature’

(The Society for Iranian Studies)

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Women Without Men: A Novella by Shahrnush Parsipur, translated by Kamran Talattof and Jocelyn Sharlet


‘…not an easy text for Western readers, but it is a necessary beginning to understanding the ways that Iranian women writers have artistically and innovatively tackled their social and sexual conditions… a solid translation of a most provocative piece of Iranian literature.’ 

(Persis M Karim, San Jose State University)

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