Fiction

Mage has published in English two of the greatest classic Persian novels of all time: Savushun by Simin Daneshvar and My Uncle Napoleon by Iraj Pezeshkzad. Mage’s fiction collection also includes Stories from Iran, which features the work of the best Iranian writers, amongst them: M. A. Jamalzadeh, Sadeq Hedayat, Bozorg Alavi, Beh’azin, Sadeq Chubak, Ebrahim Golestan, Jalal al-e Ahmad, Ahmad Mahmud, Jamal Mir-Sadeqi, Gholam Hosayn Nazari, Esma’il Fasih, Gholam Hosayn Sa’edi, Nader Ebrahimi, Bahram Sadeqi, Hushang Golshiri, Fereydun Tonokaboni, Goli Taraqqi, Mahshid Amir-Shahi, Mahmud Dowlatabadi, Shahrnush Parsipur, Moniru Ravanipur. Stories from Iran, written during the last 75 years and arranged in chronological order, spans a period in Iranian history from the Constitutional Revolution (1906-11) through the long reign of the Pahlavis (1925-79), the upheavals of the 1950s, the 1979 Islamic Revolution, to the present.

    My Uncle Napoleon: A Comic Novel

    “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.” – Cleveland Plain Dealer

    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…

    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.

    Savushun

    “An engrossing chronicle of life in Persia-just-turned-Iran by Simin Daneshvar. Her compassionate vision of traditional folk ways surviving amid the threats of modernity (including Allied occupation) give her work a resonant universality. Recent events only strengthen her position as a writer deserving a wider audience.” – USA Today.

    Savushun

    “An engrossing chronicle of life in Persia-just-turned-Iran by Simin Daneshvar. Her compassionate vision of traditional folk ways surviving amid the threats of modernity (including Allied occupation) give her work a resonant universality. Recent events only strengthen her position as a writer deserving a wider audience.” – USA Today.

    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.” – Cleveland Plain Dealer

    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.

    Black Parrot, Green Crow: A Collection of Short Fiction

    “HOUSHANG GOLSHIRI (1937-2000) was a master stylist who wrote dense, elliptical prose, often with a (more or less) disguised political content. He edited an influential literary journal and in 1968 was a founder of the Iranian Writers Association, a group that protested governmental censorship and worked for the basic rights of writers.

    Black Parrot, Green Crow: A Collection of Short Fiction

    “HOUSHANG GOLSHIRI (1937-2000) was a master stylist who wrote dense, elliptical prose, often with a (more or less) disguised political content. He edited an influential literary journal and in 1968 was a founder of the Iranian Writers Association, a group that protested governmental censorship and worked for the basic rights of writers.

    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…