My Uncle Napoleon

Iraj Pezeshkzad (Author) Dick Davis (Translator)
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Price
$18.00  $16.56
Publisher
Modern Library
Publish Date
April 11, 2006
Pages
509
Dimensions
5.2 X 1.2 X 8.0 inches | 1.1 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780812974430
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About the Author

Iraj Pezeshkzad was born in Tehran in 1928 and educated in Iran and then France, where he received his law degree. He served as a judge in the Iranian Judiciary for five years prior to joining the Iranian Foreign Service. He began writing in the early 1950s by translating the works of Voltaire and Molière into Persian and by writing short stories for magazines.

Dick Davis is a translator, a poet, and a scholar of Persian literature who has published more than 20 books. He is currently a professor of Persian at Ohio State University and a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. His translations from Persian include The Lion and the Throne, Fathers and Sons, and Sunset of Empire: Stories from the Shahnameh of Ferdowsi, vols. I, II, III.

Azar Nafisi is the critically acclaimed author of Reading Lolita in Tehran, a long-running #1 New York Times bestseller published in thirty-two languages, and Things I've Been Silent About, also a New York Times bestseller. A fellow at Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies, she has taught at Oxford University and several universities in Tehran.

Reviews

"A gift both to readers fascinated by other cultures and to lovers of fiction for fiction's sake."
-The Washington Post Book World

Readers can gain a more balanced impression of Iran from this novel, which looks at life from the kind of humorous perspective few Westerners may associate with the current regime in that country."
-The Christian Science Monitor

"A masterpiece of contemporary world fiction."
-Baltimore Sun

"Howlingly funny . . . [a] tender, salacious and magical Iranian import."
-Cleveland Plain Dealer

"A giddily uproarious mixture of farce and slapstick."
-The Atlantic