Claus Valling Pedersen, The Rise of the Persian Novel. From the Constitutional Revolution to Rezâ Shâh. 1910-1927, Harrassowitz Verlag, 2016, 199 p.
The earliest Persian novels from the period 1910-1925 are examined using literary analyses and historical contextualization. This approach presents the novels – historical and social realist novels and a Utopia – in a completely new light and invites the reader to a new interpretation of the earliest period of modern Persian literature.
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Claus V. Pedersen is associate professor of Persian studies, University of Copenhagen, and specializes in modern Persian literature.