Jalale Ale Ahmad
Jalale Ale Ahmad
He became "acquainted with the speech and words of Ahmad Kasravi" and was unable to commit to the clerical career his father and brother had hoped he would take, describing it as "a snare in the shape of a cloak and an aba." In 1946 he earned an M.A. in Persian literature from Tehran Teachers College and became a teacher, at the same time making a sharp break with his religious family that left him "completely on his own resources." He pursued academic studies further and enrolled in a doctoral program of Persian literature at Tehran University but quit before he had defended his dissertation in 1951. In 1950, he married Simin Daneshvar, a well-known Persian novelist. Jalal and Simin were infertile, a topic that was reflected in some of Jalal's works. He died in Asalem, a rural region in the north of Iran, inside a cottage which was built almost entirely by himself. He was buried in Firouzabadi mosque in Ray, Iran. In 2010, the Tehran Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Department bought the house in which both Jalal Al-e Ahmad and his brother Shams were born and lived. Novels and novellas The School Principal By the Pen The Tale of Beehives The Cursing of the Land A Stone upon a Grave Many of his novels, including the first two in the list above, have been translated into English. Short stories "The setar" "Of our suffering" "Someone else's child" "Pink nail-polish" "The Chinese flower pot" "The postman" "The treasure" "The Pilgrimage" "Sin" Read more on Last.fm.
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