TEHRAN – New books are arriving at the book market and in the gallery behind the shiny glasses of bookstores. Book readers, despite the price turmoil and somewhat high numbers on the price tags, still can’t give up their habit. Here we will review the recently released books in the Iranian book market; books that sit in shelves, awaiting reviews and critiques.
* A review on the history of tractors
“A Brief History of Tractors in Ukrainian,” the first bestselling novel by bestselling author Marina Lewycka, which has sold over a million copies worldwide, tells the story of two sisters named Vera and Nadezhda who must put their usual arguments aside and join forces to save their father. to fall in love with Valentina, the gold digger. She is a beautiful young girl and nothing can come between her and her dream of becoming insanely rich. Sisters’ alliance to force Valentia out, reveals some family secrets, unveils a 50-year stretch of the darkest era in European history, and takes them back to the times they still have preferred to forget.
The novel is about a family which, using humor and sarcasm, both reiterates family problems and focuses on historical events in one part of Europe.
Marina Lewycka, the writer, was born on October 12, 1946 in a WWII refugee camp in Germany. When she was a year old, her family finally arrived in the UK. This book is his first work which was published in 2005 and won the Everyman Wodehouse Award the same year. He was also among the nominees for the Man Booker Prizes and the Orange Prize. The first edition of the novel published in Persian entitled “The History of Tractors in Ukrainian” in softcover, translated by Khatereh Kord Karimi in 312 pages by Borj Publications Co.
* The life of the Isfahanian merchant and fighter
“A Telegram Message to the Shah” by Roya Omrani is a book about the life of Ala-alDin Mir Mohammad Sadeghi which will soon be published by Soureh-Mehr Publications. Sadeghi is an Iranian merchant and member of the Islamic Coalition Party with a history of revolutionary activities during the time of the Islamic Revolution.
The story of the book begins with the assassination of Hasan Ali Mansour by revolutionary fighters. The word “telegram message” in the title of the book is interesting because it indicates how revolutionaries used the telegram to convey their messages to the court of the Shah. Another interesting part of the story is the narrator’s and people’s confrontations with the newspaper “Todays’ Man” which was being published at that time under the direction of Mohammad Masoud.
This short account contains important information about the days of battle against Shah’s regime and attractively depicts the atmosphere of the days of fighting in the bazaar. There have been indications of historical events from this time in other works as well, but Sadeghi approaches these events from a different perspective and focuses on the environment of the revolution among the merchants and businessmen of the bazaar. . Readers also get to know the opinion of the religious community. The writer, between adventurous ups and downs, explains how revolutionaries reacted to activities they considered to be contrary to religion and always tried to keep the light of ethics alive in society.
The narrator’s Isfahanian accent is well maintained in the book’s literature and makes the dialogues of the characters in the story even more enjoyable.
Ala-alDin Mir Mohammad Sadeghi, one of Iran’s most renowned and noble merchants, was born in 1932 in Isfahan. He is considered to be one of the traditional figures of Iranian economy who has played an active role in economy, politics, culture, education and charitable activities for the past four decades.
* The Iranian request
Ahmad Reza Nowrouzi’s new book titled “Two Queries: on Contemporary Man and Emerging Cults” introduced to the market by Naghd-e-Farhang Publications Co. The book contains two distinct but interconnected parts, one reviews / analyzes the contemporary man and the other, emerging cults and mysticism. You can think of this book as an interdisciplinary study in the fields of philosophy and the arts.
The first chapter of the book includes postmodernist definitions and interpretations of contemporary man that express new existential aspects of man in the postmodern era. It also addresses quiddity and the quality of “being contemporary”. Nouri, in this chapter, argues that “being contemporary” is an existential status, not a historical situation.
In the second chapter of the book, titled “Le mysticisme en tempête”, Nouri investigates pseudo-spiritual thoughts and emerging cults in the modern era. He uses techniques of philosophical interpretation to extract contradictory and incoherent aspects of mysticism and spirituality. The author believes this chapter comes across as a questioner asking questions about certain and uncertain sets of beliefs that no doubt stumble in the turbulence of doubt and skepticism. On his way, Nouri tried to raise analytical and fundamental questions regarding the essence of each definitive subject and to challenge pseudo-spiritual reflections.
Ahmad Reza Nowrouzi has previously published several research works in various fields, including war photography (Cold Fire), The History of Contemporary Painting in Iran (Dream and Fiction), etc. He has also worked closely with two different United Nations projects for world peace namely music and performance over the past year.