The Colonel. by Mahmoud Dowlatabadi [Mahmud Dawlatabadi] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. It’s a pitch black, rainy night in a small. Mahmoud Dowlatabadi was born on August 1, in Bayhhaq, Sabzevar, Khorasan [now North Khorasan], Iran. He is a writer and actor, known for Khak. MAHMOUD DOWLATABADI is one of the Middle East’s most important writers of the last century. The author of numerous novels, plays and screenplays, he is a.

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He thinks of his own children, one of whom died supporting the Shah, another of whom fought for the Ayatollah, another of whom -his fourteen-year old daughter- has been captured handing out leaflets against the regime. This book has many levels a historic level, a personal level Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second mahmmoud.

Dowlatabadi was released from prison in where he began writing again in secret. Jan 19, Anthony Roberts rated it really liked it Shelves: The colonel get called in the middle of the night to attend to the funeral of his youngest tortured daughter. View all 4 comments.

In the end, perhaps the colonel’s wish that his children lead independent lives was a reaction on his part against a life which he felt had been imposed upon him.


I believe one can find many fathers mothers in Iran who experienced the same sad story as mamoud colonel in the few years after Iran’s revolution.

Mahmoud Dowlatabadi

Thanks for telling us about the problem. But Islamism was not the only game in town; and, as Mahmoud Dowlatabadi makes clear in his brutal new novel, The Colonel, the eventual supremacy of Ayatollah Khomeini, and the subsequent slaughter of his fellow revolutionaries, was one of the cruelest and bloodiest ends that could have been imagined.

Missing Dowlatabaxi was his first work translated into English. Both the colonel’s and his son’s memories are intertwined with what happens in the present and the reader is challenged not only to make sense of another culture but also of the story line. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. But then in Iran as in other Muslim fundamentalist societies there mxhmoud no women allowed to have a voice that speaks above a whisper.

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Ways to Hide in Winter. This can be a bit confusing at times, but again, this is a story of madness so confusion comes with dowlatahadi territory. It’s Christmastime, but not everyone is jolly Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1.

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There is nothing uplifting, humorous or even identifiable about this book. When those Jared loves are threatened, he calls on magic to survive. Needless to say, the imagery and allusions of this novel with stay with me, or rather, haunt me, for a long time to come. From dolwatabadi Trade Paperback edition. Don’t have a Kindle?


Maria Mazziotti Gillan and Jennifer Gillan. It was horrible in many ways, truly a nightmare. The novel switches views between the Colonel and his eldest son, Amir, who fought as a communist in the revolution, only to see his friends and comrades purged as the Islamists consolidated power mahmous Amir guilt-ridden and on the brink of suicide.

The wife of the main protagonist killed by him as she was unfaithful son approved of this. The manuscript remains In the hands of the censor, who has demanded a number of deletions and revisions, which the author has refused to make.

The Colonel by Mahmoud Dowlatabadi

Nov 12, Mehdi Miri Disfani rated it really liked it. Quotes from The Colonel. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime.

That’s what he really wanted to tell his children. It is used repeatedly in the text, as the characters find it applies to them. An incredibly powerful novel about nation, history and family, The Colonel is a startling illumination of the consequences of years of oppression and political upheaval in Iran.