Authored by Hamid Dabashi
“A leading light in Iranian Studies.” -The Chronicle of Higher Education
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: Launch on 7th March 2007 @ 7 p.m. in Prose and Politics. The event will be covered by C-Span ( Washington D.C. 5015 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Washington D.C.).
New York City: Launch with a special screening of the Iranian film Offside by Jafar Panahi on 12th March 2007 @ 7 p.m. at the Lincoln Center for Performing Arts (Walter Reade Theater, 165 West 65th Street—upper level between Broadway and Amsterdam).
Destined to become the standard book on modern Iranian history, Iran: A People Interrupted is a deeply informed and eloquently written account of a national struggle for freedom and democracy against the overwhelming backdrop of the U.S. military hegemony—one that will be of enduring, immediate, and urgent interest to anyone hoping to make sense of current events in the larger historical and regional contexts.
In this book Hamid Dabashi traces the full sweep of that country’s history over the past two centuries with unprecedented analysis of key events, cultural trends, and political developments, up to the collapse of the reform movement and the emergence of the new and combative presidency of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
An academically acclaimed and globally celebrated cultural critic, Hamid Dabashi is the Hagop Kevorkian
Professor of Iranian Studies and Comparative Literature at
“The grand clash of civilizations and ideologies [over Islam and the West] will increasingly take place in the West, with such writers and intellectuals as Dabashi.”
“Sparkles with verve and a sometimes punishing wit...Encyclopedic in its scope, informal in tone, shrewd in its interpretation, indispensable...Dabashi is the perfect guide.”
—Edward W. Said
“I urge people to get a hold of this book…it provides its readers with a higher level of understanding than any hundred hours logged on CNN.com.”
—Carlo McCormick, Bookforum
“A brilliant analysis of the Iranian state of mind…Dabashi insists on a nuanced reading of the complexities of the Iranian social fabric.”
—Hannan Hever, chair, Department of
Hebrew Literature, The
“There are few better places to
begin than with Dabashi’s subtle and vividly presented wealth…on
—Professor Said Amir Arjomand,
“Lively and well written…Objective
and empathetic…unlike many others on contemporary
“Original, creative and insightful…significant…utilizing a new approach which yields fresh and valuable perspectives.”
“A rare cultural critic.”
“Fresh, provocative and iconoclastic.”
Ian Richard Netton,
serve[s] up a theoretical and empirical treat that should attract attention…far
beyond the shores of
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