Short Stories

Stories from Iran: A Chicago Anthology

“This anthology is not only a timely introduction to an unfamiliar literature but offers as well illuminating insights into a society where the postmodern and pre-Renaissance still uneasily coexist. . . . Rich in imagery and symbols.” – Kirkus Reviews.

Stories from Iran: A Chicago Anthology

“This anthology is not only a timely introduction to an unfamiliar literature but offers as well illuminating insights into a society where the postmodern and pre-Renaissance still uneasily coexist. . . . Rich in imagery and symbols.” – Kirkus Reviews.

Seven Shades of Memory: Stories of Old Iran

Terence O’Donnell lived in Iran from 1957-71 operating a farm from 1963-70 before returning to America, where he wrote Garden of the Brave in War, a memoir praised by critics as “a gem” and “a literary classic on a level with Out of Africa.” Seven Shades of Memory is his first collection of short stories.

Daneshvar’s Playhouse: A Collection of Stories

“In five intriguing stories, the formal detachment of Daneshvar’s prose reinforces her subtle revelation of repressive features in Iranian society. The author, one of the few wellknown women writers in Iran, is a feminist opposed to both political tyranny and religious fanaticism, themes obliquely indicated here. These seemingly simple stories disclose a rich culture in a time of ferment and change, of women in chadors, held in contempt by the men who control their lives…” – Publishers Weekly (September 1, 1989).