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Janet Afary et John R. Perry

Janet Afary, John R. Perry (eds. & transl.). Ali Akbar Dehkhoda Charand-o Parand: Revolutionary Satire from Iran, 1907-1909

Compte-rendu réalisé par Laetitia Nanquette
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Janet Afary, John R. Perry (eds. & transl.). Ali Akbar Dehkhoda Charand-o Parand: Revolutionary Satire from Iran, 1907-1909. 2016, Yale University Press

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1This book is the first translation into English of Charand-o Parand (Stuff and Nonsense) by Ali Akbar Dehkhoda, prominent writer and scholar of the Constitutional revolution. This work was first published as columns in the newspaper Sur-e Esrafil. Dehkhoda criticised the religious and political establishment of the time, as well as the colonial powers, through satirical pieces. His columns were widely circulated.

2The translation by Janet Afary and John R. Perry is fluid and manages to give vivacity to Dehkhoda’s language, which uses lots of proverbs and expressions and aims to be close to the language of the people. The book contains useful notes to explain the allusions to historical events and characters. A welcome introduction presents the background of the writer, the text and the Constitutional revolution. This is an essential reading for scholars working on constitutionalism in Iran, on journalism in Iran and on modern Persian prose.

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Laetitia Nanquette. Janet Afary et John R. Perry, « Janet Afary, John R. Perry (eds. & transl.). Ali Akbar Dehkhoda Charand-o Parand: Revolutionary Satire from Iran, 1907-1909 », Abstracta Iranica [En ligne], Volume 37-38-39 | 2018, document 7, mis en ligne le 30 décembre 2018, consulté le 30 novembre 2020. URL : http://journals.openedition.org/abstractairanica/51396 ; DOI : https://doi.org/10.4000/abstractairanica.51396

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