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    Death in Persia (Seagull Books - the Swiss List) (Hardback) By (author) Annemarie Schwarzenbach, Translated by Lucy Renner Jones, Afterword by Roger Perret

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    DescriptionSince the rediscovery of her work in the late 1980s, Annemarie Schwarzenbach - journalist, traveler, archaeologist, opium addict, and antifascist novelist - has become a European cult figure among free-spirited bohemians. Available in English for the first time and beautifully translated by Lucy Renner Jones, "Death in Persia" is a collage of the political and the private, documenting Schwarzenbach's intimate feelings and public ideas during four trips to Persia between 1933 and 1939. From her reflections on individual responsibility in the run-up to World War II to her reactions to accusations from her friends of having deserted Europe and the antifascist cause for Tehran, Schwarzenbach recorded a great deal about daily life in Persia, and, most personally, her ill-fated love affair with Jale, the daughter of the Turkish ambassador. Chronologically preceding Schwarzenbach's exquisite travelogue "All the Roads Are Open", an account of her automobile journey from Geneva to Afghanistan in 1939, "Death in Persia" is the enthralling diary of an astute observer standing at the crossroads of major events in history and a gorgeous new addition to Schwarzenbach's growing English-language oeuvre.

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    Death in Persia
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Annemarie Schwarzenbach, Translated by Lucy Renner Jones, Afterword by Roger Perret
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 156
    Width: 131 mm
    Height: 204 mm
    Thickness: 16 mm
    Weight: 246 g
    ISBN 13: 9780857420893
    ISBN 10: 0857420895

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: TRV
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.5
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JJG
    DC22: FIC
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11110
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FBN
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: WTLC
    B&T General Subject: 800
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    Libri: I-FC
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 94
    B&T Approval Code: A19240000
    Abridged Dewey: 910
    LC classification: G
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    BISAC V2.8: TRV010000
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 07
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BIC subject category V2: 3JJG, 1FBN
    BISAC V2.8: FIC019000
    DC23: 915.50453
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    Edition statement
    Seagull Books London Ltd
    Imprint name
    Seagull Books London Ltd
    Publication date
    15 June 2013
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Annemarie Schwarzenbach (1908-42) was a writer, journalist, and photographer who also worked periodically as an archaeologist. Lucy Renner Jones is a freelance translator living in Berlin; she translated Schwarzenbach's Lyric Novella, also published by Seagull Books.
    Review quote
    ""Death in Persia", no matter the high correlation with Schwarzenbach's real experience, is a finely crafted work."--Daniel Shvartsman "Bookslut "