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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Dowlatabadi has once again rendered me speechless, but I will use the few words I can summon to describe this piece. Apr 10, Matin Kheirkhahan rated it really liked it. Goodreads helps you keep track of books xowlatabadi want to read. Memories are storming in. Upon returning to the reality of life in modern day What a dark, tough read.

There’s a problem loading this menu right now. There is nothing dkwlatabadi, humorous or even identifiable about this book. The Islamic Revolution, like every other revolution in history, is devouring its own children. Retrieved 2 November The Major in charge of the camp informs the writer of what is expected: Can you hear me? 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.


This novel lyrically depicted the effects of the revolution on the opposing political groups, who in fact f Dowlatabadi has once again rendered me speechless, but I will use the few words I can summon to describe this piece. The author of numerous novels, plays and screenplays, he is a leading proponent of social and artistic freedom in contemporary Iran. As the revolution got underway, the political choices of young Iranians—as well as the trajectory of the new Iran—were always going to involve various kinds of nationalism.

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.

Dowlatabadi was released from prison in where he began writing again in secret. LitFlash The eBooks you want at the lowest prices. To my mind, his importance is more as a symbol and less as a man. A pitch black, rainy night in a small Iranian town.

Inthe novel was published in English, but has yet to be published in its original language though it has been submitted to the IRI regime for approval, which is unlikely. Missing Soluch was his first work translated into English. Jun 24, Pages. There are no dowlatabado topics on this book yet.


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Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Bythe revolutionaries could point to an entire century of humiliation. He spent the rest of his life under permanent house arrest.

Dowlatabadi in his interview said that he was crushed under the power of sadness he was describing in this novel, which is true. He was arrested dodlatabadi the Savakthe Shah’s secret police force in Please try again later.

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As a Pakistani, I find the Iranian revolution fascinating. Advanced Search Reviews Search.

It relates the story of a man, a military man of discipline and principles, who appears torn asunder by the change sweeping his country and his family in light of the revolution against the Shah which was the end of a 2,year history of monarchies. Retrieved September 14,

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