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Vrouwen zonder mannen

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De auteur brengt in deze prachtige en ingetogen novelle vijf vrouwen bijeen. Twee ongetrouwde vrouwen,een prostituee, een huisvrouwen een lerares ontmoeten elkaar in een magische tuin, even buiten Teheran. Zij ontvluchten de maatschappelijke en seksuele beperkingen waar zij in hun land voortdurend mee geconfronteerd worden. In de tuin, die een metafoor is voor het paradijs ...more
Hardcover, 128 pages
Published 2006 by Bulaaq (first published 1978)
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Ahmad Sharabiani
Women without men (Syracuse: Syracuse university Press, 1998), Shahrnush Parsipur
تاریخ نخستیم خوانش: ماه مارس سال 1989 میلادی
عنوان: زنان بدون مردان؛ نویسنده: شهرنوش پارسی پور؛ مشخصات نشر: تهران، نشر قطره، 1368، در 140 ص؛ چاپ دوم 1368؛ چاپ دیگر: سوئد، باران، 1370، در 140 ص؛ چاپ دیگر: تورنتو، افرا: پگاه، 1378، در 140 ص، شابک: 1894256042؛
دستهایم را در باغچه میکارم؛ ... داستان برداشتی از شعر «وهم سبز» فروغ است (و البته جایی نیز اشارتی دارد)... ؛ لابد همه میدانند که بانوی کارگردان شیرین نشاط فیلمی ا
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Paquita Maria Sanchez
Oh great, I get to be a book club naysayer for the third time out of three, on the second book in a row that I voted for out of ten total potentials. I'm averaging 2.666 on club-related ratings here, which incidentally makes me happy because 666, but primarily makes me feel like Asshole McChoosy-pants. I hope the candidates I put forward all end up middling-to-sucky, or I'm sure going to look like a real taste snob. I swear I am not blindly obstinate. I double-swear I like books. Much.

The truth
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peiman-mir5 rezakhani
دوستانِ گرانقدر، این کتاب از 15 داستان تشکیل شده که برخی از آنها به یکدیگر مرتبط هستند و داستان ها بیشتر حول محورِ «پردۀ بکارت» در زنان و دل نگرانی هایِ آنها در این مورد، میچرخد... به انتخاب قسمتهایی را برایِ شما عزیزان در زیر مینویسم
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چه میشد اگر مهدخت هزار دست داشت و هفته ایی پانصد بلوز میبافت؟؟ با هر دو دست یک دانه، هزار دست پانصد دانه.... ولی خوب آدم که پانصد دست نمیتواند داشته باشد، آنهم مهدخت که زمستان را دوست داشت... حالا اگر قرار باشد آدم هزار عد
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Jimmy
I read a review that claimed that this is not a feminist novel. If it were a feminist novel, the characters would not rely on men, they would assert themselves powerfully at all times, and their lives would be better for it.

Umm, newsflash. A novel can be feminist without all its characters being feminists, strong women, and perfect all the time. That would be unrealistic and boring. Let's first understand that feminism is realism, i.e. realistic portrayal of women, including women who are not fe
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Yasmin
كتاب عجيبى بود. كتابى بود كه تشبيه و سمبليزم و جان بخشيدن به اشيا و... رو توى يك فضاى واقعى رها كرده بود، اما از اون عجيب تر كه تك تك جملاتش قابل باور بودند. انگار ما با نويسنده، شوخى و زبان رمزى خودمون رو داريم و اون كه بيان ميكنه، ما متوجه ميشيم و پنهانى لبخند ميزنيم، چون اين چيزيه فقط بين ما.
بيشترين مونولوگى كه توى فكر ميگذشت، در نيمه اول كتاب اين بود "چقدر خوشبختم كه توى اين عصر به دنيا اومدم. چه بدبخت بودند اون زن ها و دخترها. چه بدبخت بودند. چه از بدبختى خودشون راضى بودن ."
بقيه كتاب رو هم
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Kirstine
Shahrnush Parsipur was - is - persecuted in Iran, where she’s from, for this book (among other things). Partly because she dares talk about, you know, sex, virginity, female sexuality. Topics that are not to be mentioned ever.

‘Women Without Men’ does reference the title of the Hemingway work ‘Men Without Women’. I haven’t read the latter, but in the afterword to this book, it says it’s a book where ultimately a life without women isn't particularly satisfying. The same (but in reverse) is the c
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Adriana
May 20, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle
"Caută întunericul, începutul, adâncurile. Când vei ajunge în adâncul adâncurilor, vei găsi lumina în toată strălucirea ei, în propriile mâini, alături de tine. Asta înseamnă să devii om."
Chris
For the past few years, I have traveled to Washington DC and stayed a few days just to visit the museums. Plus, I live in Philly, so it’s like a two hour train trip. I’ve learned that the smaller Smithsonian tends to have the more interesting exhibits. I discovered a love for Whistler’s etchings at the Freer, and at the Hirshorn, I discovered that I do like some modern art and video installations. It was at the Hirshorn last summer that I heard of this book.
Last summer, the museum had a major e
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Saman Kashi
Aug 12, 2007 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: novel
لینک دانلود این کتاب را در گروه "دانلود کتابهای نایاب" گذاشتهام و دوستان میتوانند به راحتی دانلودش کنند ...more
Leila Dehghan
Jul 25, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
کتاب من را به یاد قطعه ای از فروغ فرخزاد انداخت، چرا؟
بخوانید لذت ببرید شاید با من هم عقیده شدید

دست هایم را در باغچه می کارم
سبز خواهم شد
می دانم
می دانم
و پرستو ها در گودی انگشتان جوهریم
تخم خواهند گذاشت...
Nariman
یک سری داستان که عموما حول پرده بکارت زنان می چرخه، یه رگه هایی از رئالیسم جادویی توش بود اما واقعیت و خیال اون چنان در هم تنیده نبود و می شد مرز بینشون رو قشنگ مشاهده کرد.کم حجم و روونه داستان و زیاد وقتی ازتون نمی گیره خوندنش.
Mohammad
کتاب داستان چندزن است که هریک از رذیلتی مردانه که به آنها تحمیل شده دور می شوند و سرنوشتشان بهم پیوند میخورد: شهوت (مهدخت و زرین کلاه)، تمسخر و تحقیر(فرخ لقا)، غیرت (مونس) و بیمهری (فائزه) ر

پارسی پور در این کتاب برای زنان نسخه می پیچد: «میلیون ها آدم در آب غرق شده اند تا اولین آدم شنا کردن را بیاموزد» (ص43) ... اما جدا از اینکه روش این نسخه پیچی درست است یا نه (چیزی که زن ها باید درمورد آن نظر دهند) بنظرم فرم (داستان و نثر بی مزه آن) و محتوای نسخه (اینکه بکارت را بزرگترین مسئله زن ایرانی گرفته)
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Nata
Nov 11, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 100-200-pag
O cărțulie scrisă scurt și la subiect. Fără descrieri tumultoase, fără alte detalii care ar îngreuna cumva lectura acestei cărți. Cinci femei care nu mai vor să îndure sistemul patriarhal al societății în care își duc traiul. Cinci femei care pleacă din familiile lor și se stabilesc într-o casă. Fiecare cu povestea ei de viață, fiecare cu metehnele ei.

O carte care îmbină cu succes realismul magic cu probleme femeilor musulmane.

Mă așteptam la ceva mai coerent și laconic, dar și ce am citit a fo
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Robert
Jun 05, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Interesantă, mă bucur că am avut ocazia de a o citi!
Kavita
Jan 20, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: wtf, author-on-lsd, iran
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Tahira
Mar 28, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Women Without Men appears more like a poem than a novel. It is so infused with symbolism that one must either suspend reality, or imagine what Parsipur was trying to convey about the social and political climate at that point in Iran's history. Thankfully, the afterward that accompanied the edition of the novel that I read was most useful when tackling the latter task.

Women Without Men is unlike any other text I have read, and yet it's brevity makes it seem so light and simple, as though the sto
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Isadora
I guess magical realism just isn't for me. Especially when I wasn't expecting it. I read this because I saw it in a list of feminist books written by women around the world, and since I'd never read something in this vein by an Iranian author (especially one who was improsined for writing this very work), I was looking forward to gaining some insight into Iranian culture through her eyes. The expectation for something more realist certainly didn't help, but even after I had readjusted my expecta ...more
Diana Neaţă
De la o vreme citesc tot mai multă literatură arabă / orientală. Mă fascinează această lume, deși nu știu dacă aș putea trăi în ea. Sunt un spirit liber, dar ceva mă tot împinge să aflu mai mult despre cultura și mentalitățile acestei lumi. Evident, mânată de acest ceva am cumpărat și volumul Femei fără bărbați – un roman scris de Shahrnush Parsipur. Atenția mi-a fost și mai mult stârnită de un citat de pe coperta IV dintr-o recenzie a celor de la Publishers Weekly: „ […]Femei fără bărbați e și ...more
Faranak Bakhshipour
قصه زنهاییست که در هر بخش به طور جداگانه بخش تلخی از زندگیشان را میخوانیم
مهدختی که در باغ کرج درخت میشود
فائزه ای که عاشق امیر است و با زن برادرش رقابت آشپزی دارد.
مونس پیر دختر ساده ای که دوبار میمیرد و زنده میشود و قدرت خواندن ذهنها را دارد.
فاحشه ای که مردان همبسترش را بی سر میدید.
فرخ لقای میانسال زیبا که شوهرش را غیر عمد میکشد.
همه اینها در آخر به کرج میروند
که چه؟ که سرنوشتشان نه مثل هم که در کنار هم رقم بخورد؟
خانم پارسی پور به زن از چند بعد و در قالب چند زندگی نگاه میکند عریانش میکند تفسیرش میک
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Jessica
This is a really wild novel, unlike any you'll ever read. Parsipur was banned in her native Iran; last I knew she was living in the States (she's taught at Brown U.). Parsipur deals with the limited choices women have in Iran, the violence they face for being raped, rebellious, for breaking even in small ways with the constrictive norm. The novella cannot of course take these issues head-on and so does so in a wildly imaginative way. Parsipur's women find their own haven--one woman becomes a tre ...more
Khparisa
Sep 14, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
نميتونم باور كنم كارگردان نسبتا مطرحى از اين كتاب فيلمى بسازد
داستان بى سر وته،، واقعا نتونستم بآهاش ارتباط برقرار كنم
Miriam Cihodariu
Aug 20, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: iran
I liked this particular brand of magical realism. It doesn't resemble the Southern American style too much, and it's imbued enough with the mythos of both old and new Iran to make it super-interesting.

I see that the book is praised as being a feminist manifesto in fiction form, but that many people, who were reading it for this reason, were disappointed after discovering that the feminist message isn't the main message of the book. This didn't bother me.

It's not that the story is not feminist
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Bjorn
Aug 30, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: iran, summer-of-women
In a way, of course, the title is a lie. Women without men is an impossibility as long as women are defined first and foremost by their relationships to men, which obviously is no less true given the setting of the novel, but hardly unique to it either.

Women Without Men tell the story of a half-dozen women circling this issue while rarely able to confront it head-on - even if they do, even if they kill or die or return from death with the power to read minds or turn into a tree (yes, it's that k
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Niekoniecznie Papierowe
Świetne!
Qian
Jun 14, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Women Without Men is a short novel made up of stories about five women who come together in a house with a garden in Karaj, outside Tehran. They include a wealthy middle-class wife and a prostitute.

Parsipur's stories involve the challenges women face in trying to live without men in Iran, featuring a debate about whether virginity is a curtain or a hole, rape, and the enforcement of notions of honour by women as well as men, as well as more everyday concerns. The stories are about people, not id
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Raven DeLajour
Women Without Men breaks my heart. It was difficult to read at times because of the stark violence and discrimination against women. As a Western woman, I am aware of the privileges I have over other women in the world. This was made very clear to me when I read the stories of these five women.

The magical realism in this novel is amazing and works so well with the plot and the characters. I absolutely love the storyline and the way the garden acts as a catalyst for change. The change is really
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Yousef Alikhani
Jun 28, 2007 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
زنان بدون مردان كاري متفاوت در آثار پارسي پور است. اين داستان را اولين بار دوران دانشجويي خواندم. بيش از ده سال قبل. هنوز لحظه به لحظه اش را به خاطر دارم و عجيب اين كه خواندن اين كتاب جرقه نوشتن داستاني را زد كه هنوز منتشرش نكرده ام:... و قابيل هم بود ...more
Fionnuala
This reminded me of Herta Muller's writing - the same sense of the truth being hidden inside layers of allegory - not surprising since they are both writing out of a culture of censorship and oppression. However, I found Parsipur's allegories easier to understand.
Sarvenaz Taridashti
با فیلمش خیلی تفاوت داشت...نمیدونم چطور از روش ساخته شده!؟!؟! ولی هم فیلمش خوب بود و هم کتابش....البته فیلمو بیشتر دوس دارم!
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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?”
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