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Dismembering and Re -membering the Beloved: How the Civil Code Remade Marriage and Marriage Remade Love

in Burying the Beloved: Marriage, Realism, and Reform in Modern Iran

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804775892
eISBN:
9780804778183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804775892.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter examines how two canonical novels influenced the reforms of the 1931 Marriage Law and the 1936 Mandatory Unveiling Act: Sadeq Hedayat's The Blind Owl and Bozorg Alavi's Her Eyes. It ... More


The Road to Officialdom

Reza Zia-Ebrahimi

in The Emergence of Iranian Nationalism: Race and the Politics of Dislocation

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231175760
eISBN:
9780231541114
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231175760.003.0007
Subject:
History, Middle East History

Chapter 7 covers the rise of dislocative nationalism in the aftermath of the constitutional period and the rise of the Pahlavi state. It shows how dislocative nationalism, initially a marginal ... More


The Master Essayist

Hamid Dabashi

in The Last Muslim Intellectual: The Life and Legacy of Jalal Al-e Ahmad

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474479288
eISBN:
9781474495509
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474479288.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Our conclusions towards the end of the last chapter open up new ways of thinking about Al-e Ahmad’s prose and politics as we move steadily towards considering his legacy for the posterity of a ... More


Before “Paul Smaïl”

Christopher L. Miller

in Impostors: Literary Hoaxes and Cultural Authenticity

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780226590950
eISBN:
9780226591148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226591148.003.0034
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

As part three of Impostors begins, the enigma and problematic identities of Jack-Alain Léger (né Daniel-Louis Théron) are introduced, and his various pseudonyms are reviewed. His Paul Smaïl hoax was ... More


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