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چکیده آدمها فقط یک نیمه از عمرشان را زندگی میکنند، من مال نیمۀ اول بودم و او نیمۀ دوم. آنکه نیمه اول عمرش را زندگی کرده است، برادری است که تلاش میکند تا پا جای پای پدر بگذارد؛ پدری مستبد و تمامیتخواه. و آنکه نیمۀ دوم را زیسته است، برادری است شاعر و روشنفکر، جوانی که نماد نسل روشنفکران معاصر ایران است. برادر روشنفکر در برابر ابتذال خانه و جامعه عصیان میکند، دل به عشق می ...more
Paperback, 352 pages
Published 1989 by ققنوس
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Ahmad Sharabiani
Jul 12, 2009 rated it really liked it
Symphony of the Dead, Abbas Maroufi
A contemporary version of the Cain and Abel story, this novel was greeted with widespread praise when it was first published in Iran in 1989. Set in the northern town of Ardabil in the aftermath of the Second World War, the story begins as Urhan Urkhani, a prominent citizen of the town, sets out to find his brother in a midwinter snowstorm. Over the course of that day-long search, the entire history of the family is revealed in four symphony-like movements.
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Pardis
Feb 14, 2018 rated it it was ok
It reminded me of the movie “mother 2017”. That the brother can simply kill the other brother. That we are making the fairy tales, Adam and Eve, of the past so real and visible in our life.
It has an Antigone like other novels and stories.
The protagonist changes through out every chapter of the book, for playing with your brain; not to be tired of reading it.
As a human living in 21th century the book didn’t give me sth I looked for.
I think he wanted to start a story like the “cien años de
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Afsane Rezaei
May 10, 2009 rated it really liked it
above all the good things said about this book, i liked the different points of view used in different sections, making characters seem both guilty and innocent at the same time, leaving the reader undecided on whom to put the blame; something we don't normally see in many stories.
and well,the book is a bit hard to relate to at first, u may not get half of the things when u start reading it, but if u endure the first section the chances are high that u'd start to love it.
R.2
Nov 25, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Binazir!!!
Just nothing only a way 2read it and $are a world of wonders in writing and only the time u discover urself when sank in it,,,
Az unai k HICH vaqt yadam nemire$uno 2donya$un daso pa mizane adam!!!
Binazir!!!
Sepideh
Mar 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-persian
A heavy but great and touching book.
Milad
Jun 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Milad by: Farshid
I'm not sure why the book is called like this. It may be because the characters of the book are living in such bad conditions that are emotionally dead (perhaps killed). Or maybe because the characters approach their final destination of the death with such musicality(!) that the whole stories of the individuals makes a beautiful symphony. I'm calling it beautiful, because I enjoy dark music like Rachmaninoff, Tchaikovsky, etc. And even metal music too.

The writer is an Iranian and the book is
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Scott Cox
"He has been abnormal for a few days but today he is at his most abnormal" and "there are two categories of people with whom you can't have an argument: The literate and the illiterate." These are two of my favorite quotes from "Symphony of the Dead" by Iranian author Abbas Maroufi. The novel is extremely well crafted and spell-binding. The novel abounds with symbolism: howling wolves, black crows crying "snaw, snaw, snaw," the Lord's electric fan factory, watermelon seeds & souk, salt-laden ...more
Jafar
Jun 21, 2010 rated it really liked it
Modern Iranian literature. Reading the book blurb made me start off with skepticism. I thought this might be an Iranian Kite Runner. But everything about this book – the writing, the plot, the narration style – is so much better. I wonder if the book has been translated into any other language.
Ali
Feb 23, 2007 rated it it was ok
This will bother you!
Parisa
Feb 07, 2009 rated it it was amazing
that was a great story of people loosin' themselves and i guess every one of us is Aydin... we need to find it and grow it inside ....
Ben Dutton
Oct 27, 2008 rated it really liked it
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behzad khosravifar
Oct 17, 2018 rated it liked it
very sad book
Saeid Mohammadpour
If you’re looking for an interesting novel with great educational value, if you desire the novels related to Iranians’ culture and history, if you’re looking for a new and innovative way of narrating, if an intelligent way of combining romance with drama fascinates you, find and read the Iranian author Abbas Maroufi’s awarded book.
To be honest I was totally confused when I was reading the initial pages of the book. It was like reading some unsorted sentences. However, this was the result of a
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Klenk
Aug 25, 2009 rated it liked it
I really enjoyed the first 2.5 parts, then it just got too non-linear/impressionistic for me.

The book basically dives into one family growing up in the 1940s in Iran with the values of each character causing different strains on themselves and their family. Not your simple "western" v. "traditional" dichotomy.
Sahar
Nov 22, 2013 rated it liked it
Very confusing! I tried to read another book from him recently, didn't work out! His poems on his Facebook page are much more delightful
mojhdeh
Aug 22, 2007 rated it liked it
I am reading it at the moment. It would be interstingfor those who are familliar with the style of Sadegh Hedayae writing.
Fariba
Mar 13, 2007 rated it liked it
it wasnt so fantastic against others opinion!
niloufar
Mar 11, 2007 rated it did not like it
The writer plays with time and the book has a difficult texture.
foozhan
Apr 13, 2007 rated it really liked it
it is always in my mind
Surrealist
May 01, 2007 rated it it was amazing
The Utopia of Farsi`s novels.. ...more
Romina
Jun 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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Arezou
Sep 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
One of the best books that ever read , although it might makes you sad It is awesome ,It made me read other works of Abbas Maroofi one after the other.
Azadeh
Jul 02, 2007 rated it really liked it
One of the Best books I have ever read!!
Sina
May 18, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Well written, not Maroufi's best but still very good.
navid h
Apr 22, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: all
The best, and the last book that a man should read in his life.
Masoud Soltani
Oct 30, 2015 rated it liked it
I barely was able to follow the lines.
It started like a poem and finished like it; the poem that you wouldn't understand.
However, I really liked the 3rd chapter.
Yasser
Mar 07, 2009 rated it liked it
I Cried for Movement 3 !
Nikou Koleini
Feb 27, 2007 rated it it was amazing
DiVaNe KoNaNdE ...
Mohammad
Aug 29, 2007 rated it liked it
i didn't think there would be such a good modern novel in persian literature,and i'd turned to be more surprised when i found that this book is created in '60 shamsi decade!
mehri
Feb 26, 2007 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ivereaden
I've never read a book more magnific than this.although it's a bit hard to read it deserves.
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