Simin Daneshvar

Simin Daneshvar was an influential Iranian novelist, translator, and academic. She is best known for her novel 'Savushun' (A Persian Requiem), which is considered one of the most important works of contemporary Persian literature.

Books

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  1. 1. A Persian Requiem

    Set against the backdrop of the British occupation of Iran during World War II, this novel explores the complexities of life in a small, southern Iranian town. The narrative centers on a strong-willed woman who runs her household and her husband's agricultural estate while he is away. As the town grapples with political turmoil, economic hardship, and the pressures of foreign influence, the protagonist navigates the challenges of maintaining her independence and integrity. The story delves into themes of national identity, colonialism, and the struggle for personal and political freedom, painting a rich portrait of Iranian society at a pivotal moment in its history.

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