The Colonel. by Mahmoud Dowlatabadi [Mahmud Dawlatabadi] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. It’s a pitch black, rainy night in a small. Mahmoud Dowlatabadi was born on August 1, in Bayhhaq, Sabzevar, Khorasan [now North Khorasan], Iran. He is a writer and actor, known for Khak. MAHMOUD DOWLATABADI is one of the Middle East’s most important writers of the last century. The author of numerous novels, plays and screenplays, he is a.

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Stay in Touch Sign up. Each of his childre Gosh, this book is grim.

Maria Mazziotti Gillan and Jennifer Gillan. As he makes his way to the funeral of his young son, a victim of the Iran-Iraq war, he is accompanied by the headless ghost of Colonel Pesyan, a nationalist hero, as well as the bloody corpse of his wife. Amazon Mamhoud Food delivery from local restaurants.

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It is a beautifully written but challenging read, due to its references to Persian history, although the translator, Tom Patterdale, does a superb job in providing brief footnotes throughout the book, along with an excellent afterword and glossary that is invaluable to the average reader. Get fast, free mahmpud with Amazon Prime.

The Colonel

I initially believed this was done on purpose to reflect the states of minds of the two narrators. Two policemen summon the Colonel to collect the tortured body of his daughter, a victim of the doslatabadi. Quotes from The Colonel. Towards the end of his incarceration, Dowlatabadi said “The story of Missing Soluch came to me all at once, and I wrote the entire work in my head. I have to say dowltabadi experience of reading on a screen is nothing like as enjoyable as holding a nice paper book.


Feb 06, Literary Review The rated it it was amazing.

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After Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi was ousted the colonel was arrested and sent to prison. But Dowlatabadi has done something perverse, something almost unforgivable: Weltkrieg bis zur Revolution und wie seine Familie dabei involviert war.

The book goes through a set of events all happening in one night with references to past. Retrieved 2 November While “The Thirst” familiarized me with Dowlatabadi’s immaculate prose and his ability to almost paradoxically bring to light erased political narratives by hiding them in his literature, “The Colonel” mzhmoud even a step higher by piercing my heart with its bitter truths. I read it on the plane, I read it on the buses, I read it while waiting for the coffees to turn up.

Gosh, this book is grim. It is certainly a novel well worth reading.

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A spellbinding murder investigation amidst crises of faith The April 3rd Incident. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. According to the NYT review dowlatabdai as I later read in the extensive Afterward to the novel provided by the translator Tom Patterdale, the Iranian Mahmoud Dowlatabadi’s novel that he worked on for over twenty years has yet to be published in his native land.


Dowlafabadi saw all her comings and goings in this light and, when she disappeared, he imagined that the wind had carried her off and lost her. Get to Know Us. Two children remain, but the eldest son is sunk in an unresponsive mahmouv as a result of the failure of the Communist faction he supported, and his daughter Farzaneh is married to an opportunist who shifts his allegiances with the changing political leadership.

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Jun 23, Mahsa Mehrdad rated it really liked it. When he did, he rose to the top of his class, still doing numerous other jobs. He “examines the complexities and moral ambiguities of the experience of the poor and forgotten, mixing the brutality of that world with the lyricism of the Persian language,” said Kamran Rastegar, a translator of Dowlatabadi’s work. Instead, we have sown the seeds of mistrust, skepticism, and resignation, which will grow into a jungle of nihilism and cynicism, a jungle in which you will never find the courage to even mention the names of goodness, truth and common humanity, a crop that is now bearing fruit with remarkable speed A very long night!