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Writing before and since the Iranian Revolution, Goli Taraghi publishes both in Iran and abroad. In this collection of stories, she poignantly describes her childhood in Tehran and portrays the experience of exile with her family. She was one of the first Iranian women to receive critical recognition as well as popularity for her short stories and novels.

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Paperback, 160 pages
Published October 1st 2003 by Center for Middle Eastern Studies, the University of Texas at Austin
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خاطره‌هايش مثل هزاران تصوير پراکنده در فضا، در اتاق‌هاي خانه ميچرخيدند و رد پا و جاي انگشتان کودکي‌اش روي سنگ فرش حياط وآجرهاي ديوار باقي بود. جز اين خانه جاي ديگري براي خودش نمي‌‌شناخت و مي‌ديد که ديگر صاحب «اين‌جا» نيست؛ صاحب هيچ‌جا نيست؛ زير پايش خالي است و معلق در هواست. دلش مي‌خواست مثل گربه‌ها وقت بيماري و مرگ، سرش را زير مي‌گرفت و مي‌رفت؛ ناپديد مي‌شد. اما مي‌ديد که سرحال و زنده است و آمادۀ مردن نيست. پيري‌اش را ديگران بر او تحميل کرده بودند. نگاه بي‌رحم و قضاوت نا منصفانه‌ي آن‌ها بود که ...more
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Marvelous book - Taraghi writes with a quality resembling Hesse or Joyce in their bildungsroman. Her ability to transport the reader to the magical and tension-filled world of the child is amazing. Her stories take the reader from pre-revolution Iran through the revolution into the refugee experience in Europe and Canada. Her characters range from a young girl to older men and elderly women; through each lens we see love, pain and light. This book is a treasure.
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Persian: گلی ترقی

Goli Taraghi (also transliterated as Goli Taraqqi or Gulī Taraqqī) was born in Tehran in 1939. She has been honored as a Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres in France, and her work has been widely anthologized, including in Reza Aslan’s Tablet & Pen: Literary Landscapes from the Modern Middle East . She lives in Paris.
More about Goli Taraghi...
The Pomegranate Lady and Her Sons: Selected Stories خواب زمستانی [Khvāb-i zimistānī] دو دنیا خاطره‌های پراکنده جایی دیگر [Jāı̄ dı̄gar]

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