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  • My Uncle Napoleon | Iraj Pezeshkzad,Dick Davis (translator, afterword)

    My Uncle Napoleon

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Iraj Pezeshkzad, Dick Davis (translator, afterword)
    • Narrated By Moti Margolin, Dick Davis
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    Set in a garden in Tehran in the early 1940s, where three families live under the tyranny of a paranoid patriarch, My Uncle Napoleon is a rich, comic and brilliantly on-target send-up of Iranian society. The novel is, at its core, a love story. But the young narrator's delicate and pure love for his cousin Layli is constantly jeopardized by an unforgettable cast of family members and the hilarious mayhem of their intrigues and machinations. It is also a social satire, a lampooning of the widespread Iranian belief that foreigners are responsible for events that occurs in Iran.

  • Vis and Ramin | Fakhraddin Gorgani,Dick Davis (translator)

    Vis and Ramin

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Fakhraddin Gorgani, Dick Davis (translator)
    • Narrated By Mary Sarah Agliotta, Dick Davis
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    Vis and Ramin is one of the world's great love stories. It was the first major Persian romance, written between 1050 and 1055 in rhyming couplets. This remarkable work has now been superbly translated into heroic couplets (the closest metrical equivalent of the Persian) by the poet and scholar Dick Davis.

    Vis and Ramin had immense influence on later Persian poetry and is very probably also the source for the tale of Tristan and Isolde, which first appeared in Europe about a century later.

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