New publication: The Rise of the Persian Novel. From the Constitutional Revolution to Rezâ Shâh

Pedersen Claus Persian LiteratureClaus 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.

The book has been published by Harrassowitz Verlag and can be purchased from online bookshops (Adlibris, Bokus, etc).

Please visit the publisher’s website for viewing Table of Contents.

Claus V. Pedersen is associate professor of Persian studies, University of Copenhagen, and specializes in modern Persian literature.