Europa, $18 trade paper (256p) ISBN 978-1-60945-565-1. I couldn’t get past the first 90pages, and that was a struggle. Enchanting, yet serious and educational. The background is the repressive regime, but the book’s ambit is much bigger. Europa, $18 trade paper (256p) ISBN 978-1-60945-565-1 . Through her unforgettable characters, Azar weaves a timely and timeless story that juxtaposes the beauty of an ancient, vibrant culture with the brutality of an oppressive political regime. Lesen Sie „The Enlightenment of the Greengage Tree“ von Shokoofeh Azar erhältlich bei Rakuten Kobo. Unable to add item to List. This book was my book group selection. Reviewed in the United States on November 25, 2020. Takes you breath away, My wish was for Azar to stay to the form throughout. I … The novel depicts the life of a family forced to flee Tehran … The shah’s Literacy Corps is mentioned, but not his secret police. In the most convincing section, set decades after the revolution, the bereaved father passes morality police and chador-clad women in Tehran, feeling “alien in his own country”. 5 29% (433) 4 39% (575) 3 23% (336) 2 6% (95) 1 3% (48) Book ratings by Goodreads. Few would quarrel with such a sentiment. Back to Top . I'm an English speaker and I got this for a Persian friend. Or it just portraits the darkness over Iran after the Islamic revolution. The Enlightenment of the Greengage Tree speaks of the power of imagination when confronted with cruelty, and of our human need to make sense of trauma through the ritual of storytelling itself. 1,487 ratings. The Enlightenment of the Greengage Tree is really an embodiment of Iranian life in constant oscillation, struggle, and play between four opposing poles: life and death; politics and religion. The Enlightenment of the Greengage Tree has been translated from Persian and is her first novel. The Enlightenment of the Greengage Tree is Azar’s first translated book in English, and it is to this translator that readers of English also owe a debt. “The Enlightenment of the Greengage Tree is a hugely ambitious book, blending familial drama with the history of a nation during a conflicted era.”— Words Without Borders “Azar’s novel is … The American Enlightenment was a period of intellectual ferment in the thirteen American colonies in the 18th to 19th century, which led to the American Revolution, and the creation of the United States of America.The American Enlightenment was influenced by the 17th-century European Enlightenment and its own native American philosophy. The rest of the family is equally doomed and charmed. "The Enlightenment of the Greengage Tree" is only 245 pages, but it took me over two months to finish it, most probably because Azar's powerful and fascinating writing made me want to taste her lyrical, … Ph should be in the 6.0 to 7.0 range. LONGLISTED for the 2020 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD for Translated LiteratureFINALIST for the 2020 INTERNATIONAL BOOKER PRIZE. --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition. The Enlightenment of the Greengage Tree (English Edition) اشراق درخت گوجه سبز The Enlightenment of the Greengage Tree: Farsi Edition Jetzt wird's bunt: Tücher & Schals selbstgestrickt FairyTrees künstlicher Weihnachtsbaum BAYERISCHE Tanne Premium, Material Mix aus Spritzguss & PVC, inkl. There are lots of things going for this book: it’s set in pre and post revolution Iran. © 2020 Guardian News & Media Limited or its affiliated companies. Footnotes proliferate: Azar deploys dreams and an encyclopaedic knowledge of Persian folklore, from forest jinns to black snow, to mythologise a revolution’s decay and a civilisation devouring itself. But, despite a catalogue of appalling events, we learn surprisingly little of the history behind the revolution. Language: english. 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