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A Fire of Lilies: Perspectives on Literature and Politics in Modern Iran
by Ahmad Karimi-Hakkak
Leiden University Press, 2019
Paper: 978-90-8728-329-2

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
A Fire of Lilies examines the role of Persian literature in the politics of the tumultuous period of Iranian history from 1950 to 2000, illustrating how intellectuals used poetry, plays, novels and short stories to comment on socio-political developments. It analyses how Persian intellectuals dealt with censorship, suppression, imprisonment, exile and even execution for the sake of expression of free speech. The book offers a strong empirical perspective, as Karimi-Hakkak has participated in the events he is writing about.
 

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