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Awake: A Moslem Woman’s Rare Memoir of Her Life and Partnership with the Editor of Molla Nasreddin, the Most Influential Satirical Journal of the Caucasus and Iran, 1907–1931

The marriage between Hamideh Khanum, the daughter of a leading aristocratic Azerbaijani family, and Mirza Jalil Mamadqulizadeh, founder and editor of the renowned satirical journal Molla Nasreddin, was a union of like-minded spirits. Both wanted to educate their community in the first quarter of the 20th century, during a period of great turmoil in their country. [read more>>]

Obeyd-e Zakani: Ethics of the Aristocrats and Other Satirical Works

Obeyd-e Zakani: Ethics of the Aristocrats and Other Satirical Works

Obeyd-e Zakani, who died in 1372 is among the great poets of Iran but little known in the West. This selection of his work is the first to be translated into English. Obeyd was a remarkable satirist and social critic who looked upon his world of extravagant indulgence and corruption with the censorious eyes of a Juvenal… [read more>>]

My Uncle Napoleon: A Comic Novel

My Uncle Napoleon: A Comic Novel (Kindle/iPad Version)

“My Uncle Napoleon should leave properly adjusted American readers desperate for more of this howlingly funny — not to mention tender, salacious and magical — Iranian import. [read more>>]

My Uncle Napoleon: A Comic Novel (Audio Book)

My Uncle Napoleon: A Comic Novel (Audio Book)

“My Uncle Napoleon should leave properly adjusted American readers desperate for more of this howlingly funny — not to mention tender, salacious and magical — Iranian import. [read more>>]

Obeyd-e Zakani: Ethics of the Aristocrats and Other Satirical Works

Ethics of the Aristocrats and Other Satirical Works (Kindle/iPad Version)

Obeyd-e Zakani, who died in 1372 is among the great poets of Iran but little known in the West. This selection of his work is the first to be translated into English. Obeyd was a remarkable satirist and social critic who looked upon his world of extravagant indulgence and corruption with the censorious eyes of a Juvenal… [read more>>]