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Iranian and diasporic literature in the 21st century : a critical study

Author: Daniel Grassian
Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book explores present-day writings of authors who explore oppositional forces, often finding a middle course between the often brutal and demonizing rhetoric from both sides. To combat how the West has falsely generalized and stereotyped Iran, and how Iran has falsely generalized and stereotyped the West, Iranian and diasporic writers deconstruct Western caricatures of the West"--Provided by publisher.
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Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Grassian, Daniel, 1974-
Iranian and diasporic literature in the 21st century.
Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 2013
(DLC) 2012045587
(OCoLC)826121179
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Grassian
ISBN: 9781476601045 1476601046 9781299140943 1299140947
OCLC Number: 826659638
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: The personal and the political : Marjane Satrapi's Persepolis and Persepolis 2 --
Muslims and Jews in contemporary Iran : Dalia Sofer's The Septembers of Shiraz --
The Iranian-American exile and the exiled Iranian : Porochista Khakpour's Sons and other flammable objects --
Savior or villain? : the case of Azar Nafisi's Reading Lolita in Tehran --
Next generation Iranian-American memoir writers : Azadeh Moaveni and Firoozeh Dumas --
From inside the walls of Evin Prison : contemporary Iranian prison narratives --
Censorship in Iran : Shahriar Mandanipour's Censoring an Iranian love story --
Contemporary Iranian and Iranian diasporic poetry --
Alternative means of communication : Iranian blogs.
Responsibility: Daniel Grassian.

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"This book explores present-day writings of authors who explore oppositional forces, often finding a middle course between the often brutal and demonizing rhetoric from both sides. To combat how the West has falsely generalized and stereotyped Iran, and how Iran has falsely generalized and stereotyped the West, Iranian and diasporic writers deconstruct Western caricatures of the West"--Provided by publisher.

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"Recommended"--Choice; "Grassian proposes that one of the best ways to combat the demonization of Iranians by Western powers is through the study of literature"--Reference & Research Book News.

 
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