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Women Without Men: A Novel of Modern Iran

Women Without Men: A Novel of Modern Iran

Shahrnush Parsipur Kamran Talattof Jocelyn Sharlet Persis M. Karim
3.6/5 (2785 ratings)
Shortly after the 1989 publication of Women Without Men in her native Iran, Shahrnush Parsipur was arrested and jailed for her frank and defiant portrayal of women’s sexuality. Now banned in Iran, this small masterpiece was eventually translated into several languages and introduces U.S. readers to the work of a brilliant Persian writer. With a tone that is stark, and bold, Women Without Men creates an evocative allegory of life for contemporary Iranian women. In the interwoven destinies of five women, simple situations such as walking down a road or leaving the house become, in the tumult of post-WWII Iran, horrific and defiant as women escape the narrow confines of family and society only to face daunting new challenges.

Now in political exile, Shahrnush Parsipur lives in the Bay Area. She is the author of several short story collections including Touba and the Meaning of Night.
Language
English
Pages
179
Format
Paperback
Publisher
Feminist Press
Release
March 01, 2004
ISBN
1558614524
ISBN 13
9781558614529

Women Without Men: A Novel of Modern Iran

Shahrnush Parsipur Kamran Talattof Jocelyn Sharlet Persis M. Karim
3.6/5 (2785 ratings)
Shortly after the 1989 publication of Women Without Men in her native Iran, Shahrnush Parsipur was arrested and jailed for her frank and defiant portrayal of women’s sexuality. Now banned in Iran, this small masterpiece was eventually translated into several languages and introduces U.S. readers to the work of a brilliant Persian writer. With a tone that is stark, and bold, Women Without Men creates an evocative allegory of life for contemporary Iranian women. In the interwoven destinies of five women, simple situations such as walking down a road or leaving the house become, in the tumult of post-WWII Iran, horrific and defiant as women escape the narrow confines of family and society only to face daunting new challenges.

Now in political exile, Shahrnush Parsipur lives in the Bay Area. She is the author of several short story collections including Touba and the Meaning of Night.
Language
English
Pages
179
Format
Paperback
Publisher
Feminist Press
Release
March 01, 2004
ISBN
1558614524
ISBN 13
9781558614529

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