The Blind Owl by Ṣādiq Hidāyat

"The Blind Owl" is a haunting narrative that delves into the psyche of a tormented artist who is grappling with love, loss, and existential dread. The protagonist is a reclusive painter of pen cases who is haunted by the image of a mysterious woman, leading him down a spiral of obsession and madness. The story unfolds in a dreamlike narrative, blurring the lines between reality and illusion, and is steeped in Persian mysticism and symbolism. The novel explores themes of alienation, death, and the fragility of the human condition.

The 1120th greatest book of all time


Published
1937
Nationality
Iranian
Type
Fiction
Pages
100-150
Words
26,000
Original Language
Persian

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