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Censorship of Literature in Post-Revolutionary Iran: Politics and Culture Since 1979
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Censorship of Literature in Post-Revolutionary Iran: Politics and Culture Since 1979 (Hardback)

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Faced with strict state control of cultural output, Iranian authors and writers have had to adapt their work to avoid falling foul of the censors. In this pioneering study, Alireza Abiz offers an in-depth, interdisciplinary analysis of how censorship and the political order of Iran have influenced contemporary Persian literature, both in terms of content and tone, from 1979 until the current date. As censorship is unrecorded and not officially acknowledged in Iran, the author has examined newspaper archives and conducted first-hand interviews with Iranian poets and writers, exploring the ways in they attempt to subvert the codes of censorship by using symbolism and figurative language to hide their more controversial messages. A ground-breaking analysis, this book will be vital reading for anyone interested in contemporary cultural politics and literature in Iran.

Essays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: generalLiterary studies: from c 1900 -Philosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesEthical issues & debatesEthical issues: censorship Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co. Ltd. Publication Date: 30/07/2018 ISBN-13: 9781784538071  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Alireza Abiz holds a PhD from Newcastle University in Creative Writing. He has published several books of verse in Iran as well as translations of poetics works into Persian (including Rainer Maria Rilke). He has also edited and written for numerous poetry publications in Iran and presented Talk Poetry, a poetry programme for National Iranian Television.

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