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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Jan 19, Anthony Roberts rated it really liked it Shelves: Doch wenn man das Buch zu lesen beginnt, wird man in einen Alptraum traumatisierter Charaktere hineingezogen, die versuchen, mit Jahrzehnten von gewaltaetiger Herrschaft von Iran’s Regierungen klar zu kommen. Novels LOA Certainly an effective novel, if not an enjoyable one. Advanced Search Reviews Search. No trivia dkwlatabadi quizzes yet. With my lack of knowledge of the region some of the story inevitably went over my head.

I didn’t like reading this. When he asked what was his crime, they told him, “Nothing, but everyone we arrest seems to have copies of your novels so that makes you provocative to revolutionaries. A new tale of terror and magic in a brand new world. Patterdale suggests in his informative Afterward that the colonel’s five children “represent the divergent political tendencies of the [Iran] revolution” the colonel had served in the army of the last Shahthe novel can also be read on one level as a father’s all mahmohd concerns for his many very different children.

I would give it a 4.

Author Mahmoud Dowlatabadi biography and book list

Lists with This Book. It uses the literary means of different points of view as well as the mixture of past and present to show how your psyche gets confused when there is hidden trauma and violence that you are helplessly confronted with. As a teenager, Dowlatabadi took up a trade like his father and opened a barbershop. Learn more at Author Central. It doesn’t lie around looking appealing saying, ‘pick me up and read me’.


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From the Trade Paperback edition. Weltkrieg bis zur Revolution und wie seine Familie dabei involviert war.

Mossadeq, a democrat who had nationalized the oil industry, was thrown into solitary confinement for three years. His father generally spoke in the language of the great poets.

This novel lyrically depicted the effects of the revolution on the opposing political groups, who in fact fought for the revolution but were later silenced, by placing them in one family and narrating their fate through their father’s eyes, “the colonel”. Could they really be coming…for him? Aug 12, Pages. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Like his other books, Mahmood D. Literary Fiction Military Fiction. See all books by Mahmoud Dowlatabadi.

Mahmoud Dowlatabadi

Please try your request again later. He wants it to be published in Iran but this historic accuracy seems to make it dangerous to the actual government and therefore it is still hold back by the Iranian authorities.

What about us, the mahmouud who send these unformed lumps of soft putty out onto the street, where they fall into the arms of the first merchants of villainy they come across?

Neshat Esfahani Abbas Foroughi Bastami — Glimpses of the Mahmouud. Vahshi Bafqi — ‘Orfi Shirazi. In a narrative riddled with surreal images, shifting perspectives, and dark humor, Mahmoud Dowlatabadi—widely acknowledged as the most important living Iranian writer—offers a kaleidoscopic portrait of the warring countries as he questions the meaning of national identity and mwhmoud something that has been nearly impossible to do in Iran for the last century: 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.


The second time I read it specifically to find his tune and style between the translated lines! This is a story about “a colonel” who admires “The Colonel” who is a historic revolutionary figure in recent history of Iran who was killed by central government.

Both men have troubled pasts. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. After Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi was ousted the colonel was arrested and sent to prison. He is suicidal; but he is not wrong. Coming home has never felt so good.

Return to Book Page. Ultra-violent Islamists replace the ultraviolent Shah; winter follows winter. A very long night! He “read all the romances [available] Reluctant to write the report, the writer spends a long night talking and drinking with the Dowlatabxdi and detailing a work of fiction he is composing about a group of soldiers trapped on a hill, dying of thirst as they battle for a water tank with a group of enemy soldiers perched on the opposite hill.

Spy of the First Person. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. The footnotes are too vague and sometimes in-accurate.

A pitch black, rainy night in a small Iranian town.