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Mohammad Mehdi Khorrami
New Texts Out Now: Mohammad Mehdi Khorrami, Literary Subterfuge and Contemporary Persian Fiction: Who Writes Iran?
Mohammad Mehdi Khorrami, Literary Subterfuge and Contemporary Persian Fiction: Who Writes Iran? London and New York: Routledge, 2014. Jadaliyya (J): What made you write this book? Mohammad Mehdi Khorrami (MMK): In the summer of 1997, the Ministry of Information of the Islamic Republic of Iran planned the murder of a number of major Iranian writers. Under the guise of an Iran-Armenia literary exchange conference, it was decided to send more than twenty writers from Iran to ...Keep Reading »
Mohammad Mehdi Khorrami is Professor of Persian language and literature at New York University. His research is focused on the literary characteristics of contemporary Persian fiction and classical Persian poetry. He has authored, translated, and co-edited numerous books and articles. Among his book-length publications are Literary Subterfuge and Contemporary Persian Fiction: Who Writes Iran? (Routledge, 2014); Modern Reflections of Classical Traditions in Persian Fiction (Mellen, 2002); and Sohrab’s Wars: Counter Discourses of Contemporary Persian Fiction (Mazda, 2008), a translated and edited collection of short stories. He is also the co-editor and co-translator of A Feast in the Mirror: A Collections of Short Stories by Iranian Women (Lynne Rienner, 2000). He is the founder of The Association for the Study of Persian Literature.
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