Iraj Pezeshkzad





Iraj Pezeshkzad


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Tehran, Iran
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Iraj Pezeshk'zād (Persian: ایرج پزشکزاد, born 1928 in Tehran) is an Iranian writer and author of the famous Persian novel "Dā'i Jān Napoleon" (دایی جان ناپلئون) (Uncle Napoleon, translated as "My Uncle Napoleon") published in the early 1970s.

Iraj Pezeshkzad was educated in Iran and France where he received his degree in Law. He served as a judge in the Iranian Judiciary for five years prior to joining the Iranian Foreign Service. He began writing in the early 1950s by translating the works of Voltaire and Molière into Persian and by writing short stories for magazines. His novels include "Haji Mam-ja'far in Paris", and "Mashalah Khan in the Court of Haroun al-Rashid". He has also written several plays and various articles on the Iranian Con
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“The difference between me and Abolqader was that I spoke to my wife with refinement and he spoke to her coarsely and violently, I took a shower once a day and he took one once a month, I didn't even eat spring onions and he ate onions and garlic and radishes by the kilo, I read her poetry by Sa'di and he belched at her...and so in my wife's eyes I was stupid and he was clever, I was an idiot and he was intelligent. I was coarse and he was refined...But apparently he was a very good traveller.." Asadollah Mirza (from My Uncle Napoleon).”
Iraj Pezeshkzad

“The difference between me and Abdolkader was that I spoke to my wife with refinement and he spoke to her coarsely and violently, I took a shower once a day and he took one once a month, I didn't even eat spring onions and he ate onions and garlic and radishes by the kilo, I read her poetry by Sa'di and he belched at her... And so in my wife's eyes I was stupid and he was clever, I was an idiot and he was refined”
Iraj Pezeshkzad, دایی جان ناپلئون

“before I could reach a conclusion as to whether I’d fallen in love or not, I was terrified by the fate of the lovers I’d gone over in my mind. Almost all of them had suffered a sorrowful fate, ending in death and disaster Layli and Majnun, death and disaster. Shirin and Farhad, death and disaster. Romeo and Juliet, death and disaster. Paul and Virginie, death and disaster. That love story in the newspaper, death and disaster.”
Iraj Pezeshkzad, My Uncle Napoleon

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