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The Resource Kissing the sword : a prison memoir, Shahrnush Parsipur ; translated by Sara Khalili ; foreword by Robert Coover

Kissing the sword : a prison memoir, Shahrnush Parsipur ; translated by Sara Khalili ; foreword by Robert Coover

Label
Kissing the sword : a prison memoir
Title
Kissing the sword
Title remainder
a prison memoir
Statement of responsibility
Shahrnush Parsipur ; translated by Sara Khalili ; foreword by Robert Coover
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Contributor
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • per
  • eng
Summary
"Shahrnush Parsipur was an important writer and television producer in her native Iran until 1979 when the Islamic Republic began imprisoning its citizens. Kissing the Sword captures the surreal experiences of serving time without being charged with a crime, and witnessing the systematic destruction of any and all opposition to fundamentalist power. It is a memoir filled with both horror and humor: nights blasted by the sounds of machine gun fire as hundreds of prisoners are summarily executed, and days spent debating prison officials on whether the Quran demands that women be covered. Parsipur, one of the great novelists of modern Iran, known for magic realism, tells a story here that is all too real. She mines her own painful memories to create an urgent call for one of the most basic of human rights: freedom of expression. Born in Iran in 1946, Shahrnush Parsipur began her career as a fiction writer and producer at Iranian National Television and Radio. She was imprisoned for nearly five years by the religious government without being formally charged. Shortly after her release, she published Women Without Men and was arrested and jailed again, this time for her frank and defiant portrayal of women's sexuality. While still banned in Iran, the novel became an underground bestseller there, and has been translated into many languages around the world. Parsipur is also the author of Touba and the Meaning of Night, among many other books, and now lives in exile in northern California."--
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Biography type
contains biographical information
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DLC
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Pārsīʹpūr, Shahrnūsh
Dewey number
  • 891/.558303
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
PK6561.P247
LC item number
Z46 2013
Literary form
non fiction
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Khalili, Sara
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  • Pārsīʹpūr, Shahrnūsh
  • Authors, Iranian
  • Political prisoners
Label
Kissing the sword : a prison memoir, Shahrnush Parsipur ; translated by Sara Khalili ; foreword by Robert Coover
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Publication
Note
Originally published as: Khāṭirāt-i zindān. Spånga, Sweden : Baran, 1996
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn783151775
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
207 pages
Isbn
9781558618169
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2012043902
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40022472796
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781558618169
  • (OCoLC)783151775
Label
Kissing the sword : a prison memoir, Shahrnush Parsipur ; translated by Sara Khalili ; foreword by Robert Coover
Publication
Note
Originally published as: Khāṭirāt-i zindān. Spånga, Sweden : Baran, 1996
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn783151775
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
207 pages
Isbn
9781558618169
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2012043902
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40022472796
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781558618169
  • (OCoLC)783151775

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