Shahrnush Parsipur

Shahrnush Parsipur


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in Tehran, Iran
February 17, 1946

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Average rating: 3.63 · 2,258 ratings · 269 reviews · 12 distinct worksSimilar authors
Women Without Men: A Novel ...

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3.58 avg rating — 1,677 ratings — published 1978 — 19 editions
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طوبا و معنای شب

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3.56 avg rating — 573 ratings — published 1990 — 16 editions
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Kissing the Sword: A Prison...

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3.92 avg rating — 89 ratings — published 1996 — 5 editions
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de Fria Upplevelserna

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Selected Shorts: For Better...

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مردان، در برابر زنان [Marda...

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3.25 avg rating — 85 ratings — published 1999
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سگ و زمستان بلند

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3.47 avg rating — 83 ratings — published 1973 — 3 editions
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تجربه‌های آزاد [Tajrubahʹha...

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3.08 avg rating — 38 ratings — published 1971
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آویزه‌های بلور

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عقل آبی

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3.35 avg rating — 17 ratings — published 2007
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“In a deserted stretch of the Karadj highway Munis had come face-to-face with unbridled lust, although she knew what lust was before being touched by it. The problem was that she had an unbounded awareness of things, an awareness that instilled undue caution in her, making her fearful that action would lead to ignominy, humiliation. This created in her a desire to be ordinary, average. Yet she did not truly know what it meant to be ordinary. She did not know that it meant not loving an earthworm, not genuflecting at the altar of withered leaves, not standing in prayer at the call of a lark, not climbing a mountain to see the sunrise, not staying awake all night to gaze at the Ursa Major. She did not differentiate between earth and gravel, but she distinguished the earth from the sky. She had not seen the skies of the earth, but she knew there were earths of the sky. She saw herself in an inevitable process of stagnation. She was already partially rotten within.
"What can I do with this mass of trivial knowledge?" she wondered aloud. "How can I cut through it?”
Shahrnush Parsipur, Women Without Men: A Novel of Modern Iran

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