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Death in Persia

  • Livre Relié
  • 117 Nombre de pages
An English translation of a tale based on the author's four visits to Persia between 1933 and 1939 explores her political and priv... Lire la suite
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An English translation of a tale based on the author's four visits to Persia between 1933 and 1939 explores her political and private observations in the years leading up to World War II, during which she is accused of deserting her antifascist causes in favor of Tehran culture and shares an ill-fated affair with a daughter of a Turkish ambassador.

Auteur

Annemarie Schwarzenbach (1908-42) was a writer, journalist, and photographer who also worked periodically as an archaeologist. Lucy Renner Jones is a freelance translator living in Berlin; she translated Schwarzenbach's Lyric Novella, also published by Seagull Books.



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Since the rediscovery of her work in the late 1980s, Annemarie Schwarzenbach—journalist, traveler, archaeologist, opium addict, and antifascist novelist—has become a European cult figure among free spirited bohemians. Â Available in English for the first time and beautifully translated by Lucy Renner Jones, Death in Persia is a collage of the political and the private, documenting Schwarzenbachâ s intimate feelings and public ideas during four trips to Persia between 1933 and 1939. From her reflections on individual responsibility in the lead-up to World War II to her reactions to accusations from her friends of having deserted Europe and the antifascist cause for Tehran, Schwarzenbach recorded a great deal about daily life in Persia, and, most personally, her ill-fated love affair with Jalé, the daughter of the Turkish ambassador. Â Chronologically preceding Schwarzenbachâ s exquisite travelogue All the Roads are Open, an account of her automobile journey from Geneva to Afghanistan in 1939, Death in Persia is the enthralling diary of an astute observer standing at the crossroads of major events in history and a gorgeous new addition to Annemarie Schwarzenbachâ s growing English-language oeuvre.



Résumé
From her reflections on individual responsibility in the run-up to World War II to her reactions to accusations from her friends of having deserted Europe and the antifascist cause for Tehran, the author recorded a great deal about daily life in Persia, and, personally, her ill-fated love affair with Jale, the daughter of the Turkish ambassador.

Informations sur le produit

Titre: Death in Persia
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Code EAN: 9780857420893
ISBN: 978-0-85742-089-3
Format: Livre Relié
Editeur: US Books
Genre: Récits de voyage en général
nombre de pages: 117
Poids: 249g
Taille: H208mm x B135mm x T15mm
Année: 2013

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