Malakut & Other Stories
A man who doesn't recognize his own face, an aristocrat who keeps his amputated limbs in jars on the shelf, an infant that commits suicide, a cat that is secretly writing a novel, a rooster that rebels against fate those are some of the characters that make Bahram Sadeqi's stories intriguing, incomparable and inimitable. Sadeqi is an original story-teller who depicts familiar facts and mundane realities in such a way that shocks us to the core and makes us call everything into question. With a subtle irony reminiscent of Poe, Kafka and Marquez, he engages us in an intricate quest to explore the meaning of life, death and the cosmos. Considering the slight body of work Sadeqi left behind after his untimely death, one cannot help but be struck by the impact his work has had on Persian literature nevertheless. Sadeqi consistently transgressed established literary ideologies with an easy confidence, pioneering an entirely new style of literature and presenting his own unique perspec
- Hardback | 292 pages
- 149.86 x 215.9 x 27.94mm | 476.27g
- 01 Aug 2012
- IBEX Publishers,U.S.
- Bethesda, United States
TABLE OF CONTENTS General Editor's Foreword by Ehsan Yarshater Translator's Introduction by Kaveh Basmenji Tomorrow is On the Way (Farda dar rah ast) The Obsession (Vasvas) Enigma (Kalaf-e sar-dar-gom) Most Regrettably (Ba kamal-e ta'assof) Action-Packed (Sarasar hadesa) Imminent (Qarib al-voqu) Teaching in a Lovely Spring (Tadris dar bahar-e del-angiz) The Chain (Zanjir) A Tale For Children (Dastan baraye kudakan) The Trench And the Empty Canteens (Sangar va qomqomaha-ye khali) Good Health (Afiyat) Malakut Bahram Sadeqi by Saeed Honarmand Malakut by Saeed Honarmand