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The blindfold horse : memories of a Persian childhood

Author: Shusha Guppy
Publisher: London ; New York : Tauris Parke Paperbacks, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Long before the momentous Iranian Revolution of 1979, which placed the country under strict religious rule, Shusha Guppy grew up in a Persia delicately balanced between traditional Islamic society and the transforming forces of westernisation. In this memoir, she recreates the lost world of her childhood before the oil boom and the eventual overthrow of the Shah. Her tales about relatives and friends, music and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Erlebnisbericht
Biography
Named Person: Shusha Guppy; Shusha Guppy
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Shusha Guppy
ISBN: 1850434018 9781850434016
OCLC Number: 53460225
Description: 246 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: "Long before the momentous Iranian Revolution of 1979, which placed the country under strict religious rule, Shusha Guppy grew up in a Persia delicately balanced between traditional Islamic society and the transforming forces of westernisation. In this memoir, she recreates the lost world of her childhood before the oil boom and the eventual overthrow of the Shah. Her tales about relatives and friends, music and drama, religious holidays and celebrations are interwoven with myth and legend, poetry and anecdote and provide a rare and optimistic portrayal of Iran; quite at odds with prevailing views of the country today. Through these glimpses of everyday life she makes subtle yet astute social and political observations at a significant time in Iran's history, when the country was caught between the oppressive but stable disciplines of the past and the unsettling freedoms of the future. This is a testimony of a vanished world." --
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Long before the momentous Iranian Revolution of 1979, which placed the country under strict religious rule, the author grew up in a Persia delicately balanced between traditional Islamic society and  Read more...

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Sunday Times: "Exquisite. It conveys a sense of the country and its customs, which reveal better than most documents, the nature of the crisis which Iran is still enduring." John Train, author and Read more...

 
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