Sponsored by the Moghadam Program in Iranian Studies and the Bita Daryabari Endowment in Persian Letters:
Guest: Iraj Pezechkzad
Iranian writer and author of the famous Persian novel Dā'i Jān Napoleon (Dear Uncle Napoleon, translated as My Uncle Napoleon) published in the early 1970s.
Iraj Pezechkzad was educated in Iran and France where he received his degree in Law. He served as a judge in the Iranian Judiciary for five years prior to joining the Iranian Foreign Service. He served as a diplomat until the Iranian revolution in 1979, and left the Foreign Service to reside in France after revolution.
My Uncle Napoleon is a social satire and a masterpiece of contemporary Persian literature. The book was turned into a television series in 1970s and immediately captured the imagination of the whole nation-its story became a cultural reference point and its characters national icons. The story is set in a garden in Tehran in the early 1940s, where three families live under the tyranny of a paranoid patriarch. The book was translated to English by Dick Davis.
Event: "Dar Bareye Dai Jan Napoleon" (About My Uncle Napoleon)
Date: Thursday, May 7
Time: 6:30 -8:00 pm
Location: Cubberley Auditorium
Closest parking is at the Oval. Look for Lasuen Mall (located to your left, if facing Memorial Church).
Hamid & Christina
Moghadam Program in Iranian Studies
School of Humanities & Sciences
Encina Hall West, Rm. 309
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