Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance
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Please Accept The publication of The Colonel(Novel) by Mahmoud Dowlatabadi
The Colonel is a novel about nation, history, and family, beginning on a rainy night when two policemen summon the Colonel to collect the tortured body of his daughter, a victim of the Islamic Revolution. Dowlatabadi wrote the novel in the 1980s, when intellectuals were in danger of execution. "I hid it in a drawer when I finished it," he said.Though it is published abroad in English, the novel is not available in Iran, in Persian."I did not even want to have this on their radar," he said. "Either they would take me to prison or prevent me from working. They would have their ways." The novel was first published in Germany, later in the UK and United States.(wikipedia)
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