“A highly recommended literary page-turner worth a second reading; fans of Gabriel García Márquez will delight in this fantastical—and fantastic novel.”—Library Journal, starred review "Impactful .
Author: Ali Araghi
Publisher: Melville House
“A highly recommended literary page-turner worth a second reading; fans of Gabriel García Márquez will delight in this fantastical—and fantastic novel.”—Library Journal, starred review "Impactful . . . Araghi’s skillful combination of revolutionary politics and magical realism will please fans of Alejo Carpentier."—Publishers Weekly A sweeping, multigenerational epic, this stunning debut heralds the arrival of a unique new literary voice. As a child living in his family's apple orchard, Ahmad Torkash-Vand treasures his great-great-great-great grandfather's every mesmerizing word. On the day of his father's death, Ahmad listens closely as the seemingly immortal elder tells him the tale of a centuries-old family curse . . . and the boy's own fated role in the story. Ahmad grows up to suspect that something must be interfering with his family, as he struggles to hold them together through decades of famine, loss, and political turmoil in Iran. As the world transforms around him, each turn of Ahmad's life is a surprise: from street brawler, to father of two unusually gifted daughters; from radical poet, to politician with a target on his back. These lives, and the many unforgettable stories alongside his, converge and catch fire at the center of the Revolution. Exploring the brutality of history while conjuring the astonishment of magical realism, The Immortals of Tehran is a novel about the incantatory power of words and the revolutionary sparks of love, family, and poetry--set against the indifferent, relentless march of time.
The announcement served as a signal for an armed insurrection in Tehran . The Immortals , the only unit still loyal to the Shah ' s regime , was dispatched by its
commander , General Ali Neshat , who had failed to make a deal with the mullahs
Author: Amir Taheri
Publisher: Adler & Adler Pub
The former editor of Iran's largest-selling daily newspaper analyzes the personality of the Ayatollah Khomeini and examines the meaning of the Islamic revolution for Iran and the world at large
They were dressed in combat fatigues and carrying weapons . Under the caption
, ' Royal Immortals Still On Guard ' , the story read : If Ayatollah Khomeini thinks
he is simply going to walk into Iran and take over the reins of power like slipping ...
Author: Robert E. Huyser
Category: Huyser, Robert E
General Robert E. "Dutch" Huyser blev i januar 1989 af præsident Carter sendt til Teheran/ Iran i et forsøg på i sidste øjeblik at varetage amerikanske interesser efter den flygtede iranske Shah. I dagbogsform fortæller generalen om sit een mands felttog på dette prekære område i perioden 4. januar til 11. februar 1979, det tidspunkt da Ayatollah Khomeini vendte tilbage til Iran.
... Los Angeles Times, had been killed in the fighting between the homofars and
government troops at Doshan Tappeh Air Base, on the outskirts of Tehran. The
battle had broken out February 9 when a unit of the Immortals, the imperial
Author: John K. Cooley
Publisher: Potomac Books Incorporated
Category: Political Science
Examines how the Iranian revolution affected United States involvement in the Middle East
... this which provided the best recruits for the Shah ' s army , and in particular for
his Imperial Guards , the Immortals . ... When he visited the Golestan Palace in
the old centre of Tehran for some ceremonial occasion , or went to the airport to
Author: John Simpson
Publisher: Fontana Press
Broadcaster & writer gives a vivid picture of life in Iran.
February 8 ~ Hundreds of thousands of Iranians marched in Tehran and other
cities in support of Ayatollah Khomeini and provisional Prime Minister Bazargan ,
and several hundred unarmed soldiers and air force technicians took part in the ...
In Tehran , it is very different : Here too the rifle was used to win freedom ; but the
" shoeless , " the students , and the ... They generate much , much less fear than
the soldiers and the " immortals " who patrolled the streets during the time of the ...
And from February 9 to 11 , the last remnants of the shah ' s once proud and loyal
army fought their last stand at Dushan Tappah Air Force Base in east Tehran ; a
contingent of the Royal Guards , the Immortals , were crushed in a confrontation ...
had overflowed into other cities , such as Tabriz and Isfahan . In Tehran
thousands of armed civilians led by the main guerrilla forces stormed the
barracks of the Imperial Guard and the Immortals in north - east Tehran and took
them captive .
The basijis were the immortals . No one could ever hold such national heroes to
account . By Khosro Shirkhan TEHRAN , Oct 25 ( Reuters ) - Islamic militiamen
on motorbikes used chains to quell student protests at Tehran university on ...
Author: Christian Oliver
Publisher: Halban Publishers
Ayatollah Ali Baharvand has stepped down as one of Iran's nuclear negotiators. Sickened by the revolution that failed to elevate his country to the heights it deserved, he plans to seize control and strike his own deal with the West. But how far can he be trusted.
... is no greater name in all Turkish literature than Fozuli of Baghdad , " and
counts him among “ men who in any age and in any nation would have taken
their place among the Immortals . ... 1 , 124 ; Majma ' al - fosaha ( Tehran , 1957 )
, vol .
Author: Ehsan Yarshater
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Category: Literary Criticism
In this unique survey, twenty-one scholars examine Persian imaginative literature, bringing out its historical development through discussions of genres and styles. Ehsan Yarshater's introductory essay places the various phases of Iran's literatures in perspective. It also expands on some areas of interest touched upon in the ensuing chapters, notably Old and Middle Persian literature. In a second essay, Yarshater explains the progression of the classical tradition from a robust youth to an effete old age, before moving on to a new beginning. Significant writers are highlighted in separate chapters. The book's sections include: introductory survey, pre-Islamic literatures, the classical period, contemporary literature of Iran, Persian literature outside Iran, and the translation of Persian literature.
Cracks in Military Widen By Fred Murphy Dozens of persons were killed and
hundreds wounded in Tehran on January ... When his majesty comes back , " the
commanding general of the “ Immortals " told reporters , “ my boys are all ready to
Royalty , like other wealthy Iranians , had been busily transferring money abroad
, and now they were borrowing money from banks in Tehran , which the banks
were obliged to hand over even though they , and the borrowers , knew that the ...
AR ht ex ER છે જેને MAIS 121 TA *** re ed ARJ Some 12 kilometers to the
west of Tehran , on the Karaj Road , giant installations have covered a vast area .
These modern buildings and facilities desig . nate the largest manufacturing ...
... discovered the texts engraved on the gold and silver plaques which you can
see today at the Tehran Museum . ... What first stands out from the overall
composition as major motifs are : The frieze of the Immortals , in which Medes in
... number of deserters , and arms were widely distributed to a population
previously barred from owning guns . In a reenactment of the assault on Paris ' s
Bastille , Tehran ' s notorious Evin Prison was stormed and hundreds of inmates
Nine thousand of these Immortals bore spears with the silver pomegranates and
surrounded by the other thousand ... and the Gorgan plains , on amateurish scale
, drawing horses from the surrounding areas well as a few from Tehran and the ...
The second development occurred because of the identification of one of the
Zoroastrian immortals who are supposed to appear with the Söğyānt with Věv =
Gév son of ... 'Abbās Eqbāl Āštiáni, Kāndān-e Nowbakti, Tehran, 1311 S./1932.
Author: Ehsan Yar-Shater
This encyclopedia presents alphabetically arranged scholarly articles "on topics of archeological, geographic, ethnographic, historical, artistic, literary, religious, linguistic, philosophical, scientific, and folkloric interest. ... The time span covered ... extends from prehistory to the present; however, biographies of living persons are excluded." -- Introduction.