Monday, August 22, 2005

Books: Mideast - popular new genre

An article in today's Statesman - New genre of popular novels focuses on Mideast, Islamic culture. Interesting note towards the end of the article about an Iranian novel - My Uncle Napoleon. Supposedly it is considered an important Iranian novel. I had never heard about it before. Learn something new every day.
"Next year, she says, Modern Library, part of her group, will publish a classic work many consider the most important Iranian novel of the 20th century, "My Uncle Napoleon" by Iraj Pezeshkzad."