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The Lost Voice of a Contemporary Iranian Writer in a Play

01 May 2018-Vol. 7, Iss: 11, pp 1-18
TL;DR: In this paper, an overlooked play written by Majd Al-Din Mir Fakhraai (1910-1972) is discussed and analyzed in a manuscript, which has not yet been discussed in literature or catalogues of manuscripts.
Abstract: This article aims to discuss and analyse an overlooked play written by Dr. Majd Al-Din Mir Fakhraai (1910-1972), who was a prominent Iranian poet and writer. Having spent several years outside Iran, his works were published in various journals including Jahaan-e Nou, Armaghaan and Yaadegaar. One of Mir Fakhraai’s literary outputs, i.e. this play, appears to have been overlooked in the scholarly works of modern Persian literature. This play is written in a manuscript, which has not yet been discussed in the literature or catalogues of manuscripts. The manuscript Persian MS. 996, which is held in the John Rylands Library, contains this play, entitled Sonaat-e Dehkade ‘The Village Sonata’, which was written under the pen name Golchin Gilaani in 1947 in London. This article will demonstrate the relationship between this work of Mir Fakhraai, and his other works by analysing the content and the structure of the play within the context of its production. Through analysing its content, first it will be shown how its content is a manifestation of the (in) direct impact of war (in this case World War II) on the Iranian diaspora and second the analysis will highlight the contribution of the play to Persian literary works. The final aim of the article is to highlight the importance of exploring Persian manuscripts holdings in which voices of authors, such as Mir Fakhraai, seem to have been overlooked.
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TL;DR: In this paper, a companion encyclopedia of middle eastern and north african film was downloaded and it was used as a reference for a book about the Middle Eastern and North African cultures.
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TL;DR: The John Rylands Library holds a collection of almost 1,000 Persian manuscripts in various collections as mentioned in this paper and the great majority of these manuscripts (approximately 912) originated from the collection of...
Abstract: The John Rylands Library holds a collection of almost 1,000 Persian manuscripts in various collections. The great majority of these manuscripts (approximately 912) originated from the collection of...

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01 Jan 1961
TL;DR: The Theatre of the Absurd as discussed by the authors is a classic study of playwrights who dramatized the absurdity at the core of the human condition, focusing on the characters' inability to understand one another.
Abstract: In 1953, Samuel Beckett's "Waiting for Godot" premiered at a tiny avant-garde theatre in Paris; within five years, it had been translated into more than twenty languages and seen by more than a million spectators Its startling popularity marked the emergence of a new type of theatre whose proponents--Beckett, Ionesco, Genet, Pinter, and others--shattered dramatic conventions and paid scant attention to psychological realism, while highlighting their characters' inability to understand one another In 1961, Martin Esslin gave a name to the phenomenon in his groundbreaking study of these playwrights who dramatized the absurdity at the core of the human condition Over four decades after its initial publication, Esslin's landmark book has lost none of its freshness The questions these dramatists raise about the struggle for meaning in a purposeless world are still as incisive and necessary today as they were when Beckett's tramps first waited beneath a dying tree on a lonely country road for a mysterious benefactor who would never show Authoritative, engaging, and eminently readable, The Theatre of the Absurd is nothing short of a classic: vital reading for anyone with an interest in the theatre

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12 Oct 2017
TL;DR: The Catalogue of the Persian manuscripts in the British Museum as mentioned in this paper, which is a collection of Persian manuscripts, has been used as a reference for the study of Iran's literature.
Abstract: Catalogue of the Persian manuscripts in the British Museum , Catalogue of the Persian manuscripts in the British Museum , کتابخانه مرکزی دانشگاه علوم پزشکی تهران

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TL;DR: In this paper, a companion encyclopedia of middle eastern and north african film was downloaded and it was used as a reference for a book about the Middle Eastern and North African cultures.
Abstract: Thank you for downloading companion encyclopedia of middle eastern and north african film. Maybe you have knowledge that, people have look numerous times for their chosen books like this companion encyclopedia of middle eastern and north african film, but end up in infectious downloads. Rather than enjoying a good book with a cup of tea in the afternoon, instead they juggled with some infectious bugs inside their computer.

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