Persian, Translated

A Database of Persian Literature in English Translation

فارسی، به انگلیسی

بانک داده‌ ترجمه‌های انگلیسی از ادبیات فارسی

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Seasons of Purgatory

In Seasons of Purgatory, the fantastical and the visceral merge in tales of tender desire and collective violence, the boredom and brutality of war, and the clash of modern urban life and rural traditions. Mandanipour, banned from publication in his native Iran, vividly renders the individual consciousness in extremis from a variety of perspectives: young and old, man and woman, conscript and prisoner.

Shahriar Mandanipour
Sara Khalili
Bellevue Literary Press
Publication Date
January 25, 2022
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In Case of Emergency

What do you do when the world is falling apart and you’re in withdrawal? Disillusioned, wealthy, and addicted to opium, Shadi wakes up one day to apocalyptic earthquakes and a dangerously low stash. Outside, Tehran is crumbling: yuppies flee in bumper-to-bumper traffic as skaters and pretty boys rise up to claim the city as theirs. Cross-dressed to evade hijab laws, Shadi flits between her dysfunctional family and depressed friends—all in search of her next fix. . . .

Mahsa Mohebali
Mariam Rahmani
The Feminist Press
Publication Date
November 30, 2021
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Essential Voices: Poetry of Iran and Its Diaspora

ESSENTIAL VOICES series intends to bridge English-language readers to cultures misunderstood and under- or misrepresented. It has at its heart the ancient idea that poetry can reveal our shared humanity. The anthology features 130 poets and translators from ten countries, including Garous Abdolmalekian, Kaveh Akbar, Kazim Ali, Reza Baraheni, Kaveh Bassiri, Simin Behbahani, Athena Farrokhzad, Forugh Farrokhzad, Persis Karim, Ahmad Karimi-Hakkak, Sara Khalili, Esma'il Kho'i, Abbas Kiarostami, Mimi Khalvati, Fayre Makeig, Anis Mojgani, Yadollah Roya'i, SAID, Amir Safi, H.E. Sayeh, Roger Sedarat, Sohrab Sepehri, Ahmad Shamlu, Solmaz Sharif, Niloufar Talebi, Jean Valentine, Stephen Watts, Sholeh Wolpé, Nima Yushij, and many others.

Christopher Nelson
Green Linden Press
Publication Date
September 28, 2021
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I'll Be Strong for You

“An award-winning debut novel that examines the restrictions of family ties, the thrill and agony of emigration, and the resilience of female friendship in Tehran. Three recent college graduates in Tehran struggle to find their footing as they enter adulthood. Roja, the most daring of the three, works in an architecture firm and is determined to leave Tehran for graduate school in Toulouse. Shabaneh, who is devoted to her disabled brother, is uncertain about marrying an increasingly assertive colleague, as it would mean leaving her brother behind. Leyla, who was unwilling to follow her husband abroad because of her commitment to her career as a journalist, is racked with regret. . . .”

Nasim Marashi
Poupeh Missaghi
Astra Books
Publication Date
April 6, 2021

What is Persian, Translated?

Persian, Translated is a database. It catalogues English translations of Persian literature. It gives you the ability to search and sort the data to explore Persian literature in English translation.

فارسی، به انگلیسی چیست؟

بانک داده فارسی، به انگلیسی اطلاعات مربوط به آثار ادبی ترجمه شده از فارسی به انگلیسی را جمع‌آوری می‌کند. گرچه عمده مطالب این وب‌سایت به زبان انگلیسی است، در حال حاضر امکان جستجوی اسامی نویسندگان ایرانی به فارسی وجود دارد.

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Translated by Hasan Javadi

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