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The Blind Owl

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Publisher : Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
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ISBN 10 : 9780802196422
Pages : 146 pages
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Download The Blind Owl in PDF Full Online Free by Sadegh Hedayat and published by Open Road + Grove/Atlantic. This book was released on 2010-10-12 with total page 146 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An opium addict spirals into madness after losing a mysterious lover in this “extraordinary work” of modern Persian literature (The Times Literary Supplement, UK). Sadegh Hedayat was Iran’s most renowned modern fiction writer, and his spine-tingling novel The Blind Owl is considered his seminal work. A classic of modern Iranian literature, this edition is presented to contemporary audiences with a new introduction by Porochista Khakpour, one of the most exciting voices from a new generation of Iranian-American authors. A haunting tale of loss and spiritual degradation, The Blind Owl tells the story of a young opium addict’s despair after losing a mysterious lover. Through a series of intricately woven events that revolve around the same set of mental images—an old man with a spine-chilling laugh, four cadaverous black horses with rasping coughs, a hidden urn of poisoned wine—the narrator is compelled to record his obsession with a beautiful woman even as it drives him further into frenzy and madness.

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Blind Owl (Authorized by the Sadegh Hedayat Foundation - First Translation Into English Based on the Bombay Edition)

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Publisher : Iran Open Publishing Group
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ISBN 10 : 917637503X
Pages : 108 pages
Rating : 4.7/5 (375 downloads)

Download Blind Owl (Authorized by the Sadegh Hedayat Foundation - First Translation Into English Based on the Bombay Edition) in PDF Full Online Free by Sadegh Hedayat and published by Iran Open Publishing Group. This book was released on 2012 with total page 108 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Widely regarded as Sadegh Hedayat's masterpiece, the Blind Owl is the most important work of literature to come out of Iran in the past century. On the surface this work seems to be a tale of doomed love, but with the turning of each page basic facts become obscure and the reader soon realizes this book is much more than a love story. Although the Blind Owl has been compared to the works of the Kafka, Rilke and Poe, this work defies categorization. Lescot's French translation made the Blind Owl world-famous, while D.P. Costello's English translation made it largely accessible. Sadly, this work has yet to find its way into the English pantheon of Classics. This 75th anniversary edition, translated by award-winning writer Naveed Noori and published in conjunction with the Hedayat Foundation, aims to change this and is notable for a number of firsts: *The only translation endorsed by the Sadegh Hedayat Foundation *The first translation to use the definitive Bombay edition (Hedayat's handwritten text) *The only available English translation by a native Persian and English speaker *The preface includes a detailed textual analysis of the Blind Owl Finally, by largely preserving the spirit as well as the structure of Hedayat's writing, this edition brings the English reader into the world of the Hedayat's Blind Owl as never before. Extensive footnotes (explaining Persian words, phrases, and customs ignored in previous translations) provide deeper understanding of this work for both the causal reader and the serious student of literature. ...."There are indeed marked differences between Costello's and Noori's translations. As Noori indicates, his attempt to preserve the overabundance of dashes gives the reader a more immediate sense of the narrator's agitation...The first sentence flows on in Noori's translation, piling sensation upon sensation never allowing us to pause and catch our breath or separate out the images from the sensations. In his discussion of the relationship between his translation and Costello's, Noori also draws on translation theory and sees Costello's focus on the fluidity of the text in English as a "domestication" of Hedayat's original. Noori's new English translation and his preface are a welcome addition and will no doubt draw the attention of scholars interested in Hedayat's works. The close textual and comparative analysis of the type Noori offers marks a new and long-overdue critical approach to the translation of the most celebrated work of modern Persian prose." -Professor Nasrin Rahimieh in Middle Eastern Literatures

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Hedāyat's 'The Blind Owl' Forty Years After

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Publisher : University of Texas Press
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ISBN 10 : UOM:39015002155938
Pages : 215 pages
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The Blind Owl and Other Stories

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Publisher : Calder Publications Limited
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ISBN 10 : 0714544582
Pages : 128 pages
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Download The Blind Owl and Other Stories in PDF Full Online Free by Sadegh Hedayat and published by Calder Publications Limited. This book was released on 2017-07-21 with total page 128 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Following a disjointed, vision-like structure, The Blind Owl is the nightmarish exploration of the psyche of a madman. The narrator is an ailing, solitary misanthrope who suffers from hallucinations, and his dreamlike tale is layered, circular, driven by its own demented logic, and punctuated with macabre and surreal episodes such as the discovery of a mutilated corpse, and a bizarre competition in which two men are locked in a dungeon-like room with a cobra. Initially banned in the author's native Iran, the novel first appeared in Tehran in 1941 and became a bestseller. Full of powerful symbolism and terrifying imagery, this dark novella is Hedayat's masterpiece.

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The blind owl and the irresponsible cuckoo

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Pages : 24 pages
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Download The blind owl and the irresponsible cuckoo in PDF Full Online Free by Tharun B and published by Google Books. This book was released on 2018-04-27 with total page 24 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A book of four amazing stories and colorful illustrations just for children. Do you know how owl became blind? Why the cuckoos lay eggs in crows nest? why the pelicans have swollen beak? Read to know. "An extraordinary read, don't miss"

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The Blind Owl

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Publisher : Grove Press
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ISBN 10 : 0802131808
Pages : 130 pages
Rating : 4.0/5 (131 downloads)

Download The Blind Owl in PDF Full Online Free by Sadegh Hedayat and published by Grove Press. This book was released on 1989 with total page 130 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A young man drifts into despair and madness after losing a mysterious lover.

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Blind Owl

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ISBN 10 : 9780525508083
Pages : 112 pages
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Download Blind Owl in PDF Full Online Free by Sadeq Hedayat and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2022-04-12 with total page 112 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A new English translation of one of the most important, controversial Iranian novels of the twentieth century A Penguin Classic Written by one of the greatest Iranian writers of the twentieth century, Blind Owl tells a two-part story of an isolated narrator with a fragile relationship with time and reality. In first person, the narrator offers a string of hazy, dreamlike recollections fueled by opium and alcohol. He spends time painting the exact same scene on the covers of pen cases: an old man wearing a cape and turban sitting under a cypress tree, separated by a small stream from a beautiful woman in black who offers him a water lily. In a one-page transition, the reader finds the narrator covered in blood and waiting for the police to arrest him. In part two, readers glimpse the grim realities that unlock the mysteries of the first part. In a new translation that reflects Hedayat’s conversational, confessional tone, Blind Owl joins the ranks of classics by Edgar Allan Poe, Franz Kafka, and Fyodor Dostoyevsky that explore the dark recesses of the human psyche.

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Hedayat's Blind Owl as a Western Novel

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Publisher : Princeton University Press
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ISBN 10 : 9781400861323
Pages : 288 pages
Rating : 4.6/5 (322 downloads)

Download Hedayat's Blind Owl as a Western Novel in PDF Full Online Free by Michael Beard and published by Princeton University Press. This book was released on 2014-07-14 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Iranian writer Sadeq Hedayat is the most influential figure in twentieth-century Persian fiction--and the object of a kind of cult after his suicide in 1951. His masterpiece The Blind Owl is the most important novel of modern Iran. Its abrupt, tortured opening sentence, "There are sores which slowly erode the mind in solitude like a kind of canker," is one of the best known and most frequently recited passages of modern Persian. But underneath the book's uncanniness and its narrative eccentricities, Michael Beard traces an elegant pastiche of familiar Western traditions. A work of advocacy for a disturbing and powerful piece of fiction, his comprehensive analysis reveals the significance of The Blind Owl as a milestone not only for Persian writing but also for world literature. The international, decentered nature of modernist writing outside the West, typified by Hedayat's European education and wide reading in the Western canon, suggested to Beard the strategy of assessing The Blind Owl as if it were a Western novel. Viewed in this context, Hedayat's intricate chronicle challenges the very notion of a national literature, rethinking and reshaping our traditions until we are compelled, "through its eyes," to see them in a new way. Originally published in 1990. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

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Mute Dreams, Blind Owls, and Dispersed Knowledges

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Publisher : Duke University Press
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ISBN 10 : 9780822385516
Pages : 486 pages
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Download Mute Dreams, Blind Owls, and Dispersed Knowledges in PDF Full Online Free by Michael M. J. Fischer and published by Duke University Press. This book was released on 2004-08-16 with total page 486 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Over the past decade Iranian films have received enormous international attention, garnering both critical praise and popular success. Combining his extensive ethnographic experience in Iran and his broad command of critical theory, Michael M. J. Fischer argues that the widespread appeal of Iranian cinema is based in a poetics that speaks not only to Iran’s domestic cultural politics but also to the more general ethical dilemmas of a world simultaneously torn apart and pushed together. Approaching film as a tool for anthropological analysis, he illuminates how Iranian filmmakers have incorporated and remade the rich traditions of oral, literary, and visual media in Persian culture. Fischer reveals how the distinctive expressive idiom emerging in contemporary Iranian film reworks Persian imagery that has itself been in dialogue with other cultures since the time of Zoroaster and ancient Greece. He examines a range of narrative influences on this expressive idiom and imagery, including Zoroastrian ritual as it is practiced in Iran, North America, and India; the mythic stories, moral lessons, and historical figures written about in Iran’s national epic, the Shahnameh; the dreamlike allegorical world of Persian surrealism exemplified in Sadeq Hedayat’s 1939 novella The Blind Owl; and the politically charged films of the 1960s and 1970s. Fischer contends that by combining Persian traditions with cosmopolitan influences, contemporary Iranian filmmakers—many of whom studied in Europe and America—provide audiences around the world with new modes of accessing ethical and political experiences.

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Blind Owl Blues

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Publisher : Blind Owl Blues
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ISBN 10 : 9780615146171
Pages : 246 pages
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Download Blind Owl Blues in PDF Full Online Free by Rebecca Davis Winters and published by Blind Owl Blues. This book was released on 2007 with total page 246 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The life and death of Alan "Blind Owl" Wilson (1943-1970), seminal yet unfortunately overlooked musician, environmentalist, musicologist, thinker, and human being. This is the long-awaited story of Alan Wilson, musical genius and co-founder of Canned Heat. Biographer Rebecca Davis Winters journeys through his artistic innovations, tormented personal life, obsessive love of nature, and mysterious death. A key figure in the 1960s "blues revival", Wilson participated in the rediscovery of Delta blues legend Son House and wrote scholarly analyses of House and Robert Pete Williams. He went on to co-found pioneering blues-rock band Canned Heat, becoming an unlikely rock star. Known as "Blind Owl", he was responsible for the hit songs "Going Up the Country" and "On the Road Again."

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Complete Works - Volume IV - Bufe Kur (the Blind Owl)

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ISBN 10 : 9186131354
Pages : 400 pages
Rating : 4.8/5 (131 downloads)

Download Complete Works - Volume IV - Bufe Kur (the Blind Owl) in PDF Full Online Free by Sadegh Hedayat and published by . This book was released on 2010-03-01 with total page 400 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Published in Farsi language by the Sadegh Hedayat Foundation" and the renowned Iranian Burnt Books Foundation," this is the fourth volume of the revised and according to original manuscripts comparatively updated complete works of Sadegh Hedayat, the renowned Iranian novelist. This volume contains his most prominent novel "bufe kur" (the blind owl) published for the first time in its original (non-censored) version. The volume furthermore includes the original handwritten manuscript (facsimile) of the novel as well as a collection of critics by prominent international writers. The volume closes with the so called "poetics of bufe kur." Sadegh Hedayat was born on 17 February 1903 in Tehran, at his father's house. His father was Hedayat Gholi Khan-e Hedayat(E'tezad-Ol-Molk), son of Jafar GholiKhan-e Hedayat, his mother was, Ozra-Zivar-Ol-Moluk Hedayat, daughter of Hossein GholiKhan-e Mokhber-ol-Dole the second. His parent was from the line of Reza GholiKhan; who was one of the famous Iranian writers, poets and historians in 13th century; that was Kamal Khojandi descents. He went to Elmieh Primary school, Tehran in 1909, and after completing his basic education and then started his high school at Darolfonun in 1914. Because of eye trouble, there was a break in his education in 1914, but he continued his education in Saint Louis School at Tehran, where he got familiar with French language and literature in 1917. He completed his secondary education and was sent with the other Iranian students to Belgium for higher education in 1925. At first, he studied in "Gand" Port University, but he declared his dissatisfaction, because of bad weather and his education situation, so he was transferred to Paris to continue his studies. In1928, Sadegh Hedayat, attempted to his first suicide by throwing himself into Marne River in Samoi, but he was rescued by the people in a boat. Finally, in 1930, he returned back to Tehran and in that year he was hired in Bank Melli Iran. In those days "Rabe Group" was formed including Bozorg Alavi, Massud Farzad, Mojtaba Minavi and Sadegh Hedayat.In 1932, he traveled to Isfahan and also started his work at General Department of Commerce. In 1933, he traveled to Shiraz and stayed in his uncle's house (Dr.Kraim Hedayat) for awhile. In 1934, he resigned from General Department of Commerce and commenced his work at Ministry Of Foreign Affairs; he resigned from Ministry Of Foreign Affairs in 1935, and in that year he was summoned by Police Investigation Department and interrogated for the context of the book "Mister Bow Wow." In 1936, he commenced working at General Department of Construction and traveled to India, he started learning "Pahlavi Language" with an Indian researcher and professor; Bahram Goor Anklesaria. In 1937, he returned back to Tehran, started working in Bank Melli Iran again, he resigned from there again in 1938, and started working at State Music Department and also cooperating with "Music Magazine." In 1940 he commenced his work at Fine Art Faculty of Tehran University as translator, and cooperating with "Sokhan Magazine" in 1943.He went to Tashkent by the invitation of The State University of Middle Asia in Uzbekistan in 1945, and also cooperated with "Payam e Now Magazine." In that year a ceremony for honoring Sadegh Hedayat was held in Iran and Soviet Union Cultural Society, in 1949.He was invited to participate in The World Congress of Peace but he could not attend because of his administrative problems. In 1950, he went to Paris and on April 8 1951, in that city, he committed suicide by gaz.He was 48 years old when got himself free from life pains, his grave was in Pere-la Chaise Cemetery in Paris. He spent all his life in his father's house.

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The Blind Owl, and Other Hedayat Stories

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Publisher : Sorraya Pub
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ISBN 10 : UOM:39015011224220
Pages : 185 pages
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Blind Owl and Other Stories

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Publisher : Alma Books
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ISBN 10 : 9780714546216
Pages : 121 pages
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Download Blind Owl and Other Stories in PDF Full Online Free by Sadegh Hedayat and published by Alma Books. This book was released on 2018-01-01 with total page 121 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Written in Persian, The Blind Owl is predominantly a love story - an unconventional love story that elicits visions and nightmare reveries from the depths of the reader's subconscious. A young man, an old man and a beautiful young girl perform, as if framed within a Persian miniature, a ritual of destruction as gradually the narrator, and the reader, discover the meaning hidden within the dreams. This unforgettable story contains a unique blend of the mystery of the Arabian Nights and an acutely contemporary sense of panic and hallucination.The Blind Owl was written during the oppressive latter years of Reza Shah's rule (1925-41). It was originally published in a limited edition in Bombay, during Hedayat's year-long stay there in 1937, stamped with "e;Not for sale or publication in Iran"e;. It first appeared in Tehran in 1941 (as a serial in the daily Iran), after Erza Shah's abdication, and had an immediate and forceful effect."e;

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A Comparative Guide to Sartrean and Deleuzean Selves in Modernist and Post-Modernist Fiction

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Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
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ISBN 10 : 9781527572300
Pages : 170 pages
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Download A Comparative Guide to Sartrean and Deleuzean Selves in Modernist and Post-Modernist Fiction in PDF Full Online Free by Onur Ekler and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This book was released on 2021-07-12 with total page 170 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book provides insights into the maze of ‘know thyself’ through a carefully detailed, comparative study of the Sartrean no-self and the Deleuzean rhizomic self. It is informative, argumentative and rich in literary context, and mainly focuses on the shift in the notion of self from Sartre’s elegiac, suicidal and nihilistic tone seen pervasively in modernist fiction to the celebratory, Deleuzean self in postmodernist fiction. To trace this shift, the book presents a comparative analysis of selected novels, showing that authors like Bellow and Atwood have adopted a more positive attitude toward the self similar to the Deleuzean rhizomic self, while authors like Hedayat and Beckett have more reductionist, decadent, nihilistic views on the self, like the Sartrean no-self. Moreover, as argued in the cases of the protagonists in the selected novels, this book further asserts that the Deleuzean rhizomic self might be seen as a possible alternative to help one survive in times of crisis, in contrast to the nihilistic Sartrean no-self.

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Sadeq Hedayat

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Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
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ISBN 10 : 9780755642151
Pages : 240 pages
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Download Sadeq Hedayat in PDF Full Online Free by Homa Katouzian and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2021-10-21 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Sadeq Hedayat is the most famous and the most enigmatic Iranian writer of the 20th century. This book is the first comprehensive study of Hedayat's life and works set against the background of literary and political developments in a rapidly changing Iran over the first half of the 20th century. Katouzian discusses Hedayat's life and times and the literary and political circles with which he was associated. But he also emphasises the uniqueness and universality of his ideas that have both influenced and set Hedayat apart from other Iranian writers of the period and that have given him a mystique that has been instrumental in his posthumous success with acclaimed works such as The Blind Owl. This second edition is fully revised and updated to reflect on recent debates and scholarship on Sadeq Hadeyat.

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ISBN 10 : UOM:39015005317410
Pages : 221 pages
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ISBN 10 : 1642641049
Pages : 166 pages
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Download Novel Folklore in PDF Full Online Free by Jason Reza Jorjani and published by . This book was released on 2018-05 with total page 166 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Sadegh Hedayat's novel The Blind Owl is widely considered to be the greatest work of modern Persian literature. In Novel Folklore, Jason Reza Jorjani offers a revolutionary interpretation of The Blind Owl, revealing its esoteric sources and arguing that the central theme of the book is the possible transformation of humans into higher beings.