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The Resource The enlightenment of the greengage tree, Shokoofeh Azar

The enlightenment of the greengage tree, Shokoofeh Azar

Label
The enlightenment of the greengage tree
Title
The enlightenment of the greengage tree
Statement of responsibility
Shokoofeh Azar
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
An extraordinarily powerful and evocative literary novel set in Iran in the period immediately after the Islamic Revolution in 1979. Using the lyrical magic realism style of classical Persian storytelling, Azar draws the reader deep into the heart of a family caught in the maelstrom of post-revolutionary chaos and brutality that sweeps across an ancient land and its people. The Enlightenment of the Greengage Tree is really an embodiment of Iranian life in constant oscillation, struggle, and play between four opposing poles: life and death; politics and religion. The sorrow residing in the depths of our joy is the product of a life between these four poles. "If ever there was a book that needs to be read more than once, this is it" ̃ArtsHub "This novel is an exciting development in Australian publishing." ̃ANZ LitLovers LitBlog "Living in the 21st Century is not for the faint hearted, so it's no surprise that writers of literary fiction are looking clear-eyed at schisms of times past and the capacity of humans for brutality. Stylistically similar to Eka Kurniawan's acclaimed Beauty is a Wound, this novel is set in the aftermath of Iran's Islamic Revolution of 1979. Many scenes, most memorably Azar's handling of Beeta's fate, blend heavy darkness with allegorical flights of imagination, marking the author as an assured fabulist. She brings to colourful life an extended family replete with beauty, humour, and tragedy." ̃WritingWA
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Cataloging source
AU@
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Azar, Shokoofeh
Dewey number
  • 891/.5534
  • 823.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
  • PK6562.1.Z37
  • PR9619.4.A93
LC item number
E55 2017
Literary form
novels
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Magic realism (Literature)
  • Families
  • Islam and civil society
  • Iran
  • Iran
  • Revolution (Iran : 1979)
  • FICTION
  • Families
  • Islam and civil society
  • Magic realism (Literature)
  • Iran
Label
The enlightenment of the greengage tree, Shokoofeh Azar
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
987300558
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780987381316
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
c2283f7f-a62a-4635-9dc7-81b10ba615f8
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)987300558
Label
The enlightenment of the greengage tree, Shokoofeh Azar
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
987300558
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780987381316
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
c2283f7f-a62a-4635-9dc7-81b10ba615f8
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)987300558

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