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Author Naḵẖjavání, Bahíyyih, author.

Title The woman who read too much : a novel / Bahiyyih Nakhjavani.

Publication Info. Stanford, California : Redwood Press, [2015]


Description 326 pages ; 23 cm
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Note Originally written in English, this novel was published first in translation. The French publisher, Actes Sud, published it as La femme qui lisait trop in October 2007. In Italy, Rizzoli also published it in 2007 as La donna che leggeva troppo. In 2010, Alianza in Spain published it as La mujer que leia demasiado.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents The book of the mother -- The book of the wife -- The book of the sister -- The book of the daughter.
Summary Gossip was rife in the capital about the poetess of Qazvin. Some claimed she had been arrested for masterminding the murder of the grand Mullah, her uncle. Others echoed her words, and passed her poems from hand to hand. Everyone spoke of her beauty, and her dazzling intelligence. But most alarming to the Shah and the court was how the poetess could read. Was she only reading history-- or writing it as well?
Subject Qurrat al-ʻAyn, 1817 or 1818-1852 -- Fiction.
Women poets, Persian -- 19th century -- Fiction.
Women -- Iran -- Social conditions -- 19th century -- Fiction.
ISBN 9780804793254 (cloth : alk. paper)
0804793255 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780804794299 (electronic)
Standard No. 40024799271

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