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The Jinn

A collection of short stories by renowned Iranian author Mohammad Mohammadali, about the folklore and believes of Iranian country people, although one can not put these stories in the category of rural literature. The author uses folklore to show the "haunted co ndition" of Iran, and this way he follows his concerns about the social and political dilemma of his country.

 

 

Gizli Rol

Muhammed Muhammedali
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Füzelerin, bombaların yağdığı Tahran’ın sıradan insanların yaşadığı sıradan bir sokağında işlenen sıradan bir cinayetler başlıyor öykü. Maktülünoğlu olan ve katilin idam edilmesi için mücadele eden anlatıcı, gerçekle düş arasında gittikçe belirsizleşen bir sınırda kendi geçmişine yaptığı yolculuğu ve bu yolculukta keşfettiği, hem babasının sevgilisi hem de katilin eski karısı olan bir kadının da öyküsünü anlatmaktadır. Geçmişin insanların hayatında yarattığı değişimden ve bu değişimin gelecekteki başka hayatlarda oynadığı rolden, belki de aslında hepimizin üstlendiği bir gizli rolden, belki de aslında hepimizin üstlendiği bir gizli rolden söz etmektedir. Çağdaş İran romanın usta romancısı Muhammed Muhammedali, devrim’e ve yıllar süren o İran-Irak savaşına tanıklık etmiş insanların ayakta kalmaya çalıştığı kaygan zemini ve olan biten karşısında içine düştükleri zihinsel karmaşayı, kesinliklerden uzak, gerçeği sorgulayan, kuşkuyu hiç elden bırakmayan bir dille anlatmakta.

 

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Retirement and other Stories

Retirement is a collection of short stories and one of the best works of Mohammad Mohammadali, the renowned Iranian author. Mohammadali is one of the rare Iranian authors who found critics’ praise and many literary prizes beside so many readers in Iran. Most of his books are reprinted many times and his works have contibuted a lot to contemporary Iranian fiction.
The two stories “Hennery” and “Retirement” in this collection are among the most famous stories after Islamic Revolution in Iran. The stories have been reprinted so many times since its publication and many critics wrote reviews on them. “Retirement” achieved the “20 Years Story-Writing after Revolution” Prize (1998) and now is considered as one of the classic stories in Iran contemporary literature.


 

 

Jamshid & Jamak

It is a retelling of the story of Jamshid, the first mythological Indo-Iranian King, in the shape of a investigating novel.

In Iranian mythology, Jamshid is the first persom to create medicine, wine, fire, architecture, world peace, democracy, etc. He conquers all the enemies in the world and manages to create a unified world with peace, prosperity, and happiness. There is no enemy left to defiet him. But he has to face and challenge his worst enemy in the end: himself!

 Adam & Eve

Adam & Eve by Mohammad Mohammadali, is the first novel of the Trilogy of The First day, im which the author has tried to recreate the creation myth in Iranian and Semitic-Islamic cosmology.

 The Novel concerns the story of Adam and Eve, as it is in Islamic-Iranian Culture, which is quite different from the story in the Bible. In this novel, based mainly on the Islamic traditions, Satan is not banned after he deceives the first couple, but before it, when god creates Adam and orders all the angles to bow before him. Satan refuses to bow, as he claims that only God is worthy of praise. God expels Satan because of insubordination. But Satan makes a pact with god, that he will try to deceive all mankind, till the judgment day.

All the story is narrated by Eve, who is a more important character than Adam himself.

The reader faces a mystical description of how God created mankind, how he took a layer of earth to form him, and how he called for the holy spirit from the depths of darkness to join the clay. The reader finds out how love was the motivation behind the murder of Abel, and how all man's civilization was based on love, which justifies all his mistakes.

 

Mashya and Mashyoiمشی

Mashya and Mashyoi is the latest novel of Iranian renown author, Mohammad Mohammadali. It is the story of the first Iranian mythological  man and woman, Mashya and Mashyoi (Mashyaneh), which is narrated with a simple and sweet style. In Mashya and Mashyoi, the reader faces not only the story of the creation of the first man and woman and their mythological challenges with Ahriman, but also sees an attractive and romantic view of the ancient Iranian cosmogony and worldview.
Mashya and Mashyoi were the first man and woman in Zoroastrian mythology whose procreation gave rise to the human race. It is said that Ahura Mazda (the supreme Iraniangod), created the First Human, Gayomard, who was neither man nor woman. Ahriman (or Angra Mainyu), the Spirit of Evil, sought to destroy all Ahura Mazda’s creations and sent a demon to kill Gayomard. The demon was successful, but from his body grew a plant, and from the plant grew Mashya and Mashyoi. The book is retelling this story in a modern style.
Mashya and Mashyoi comes actually following Adam and Eve and Jamshid and Jamak by the same author which faced popular success in a short period of time and was admired by many critics. These three books are called the trilogy of “The First Day of Love.” The First Day of Love is the story of great men who had always a woman beside them and these women are not only the narrators of these stories, but the ones who had great influence on their men’s life. Adam and Eve is the story of the first man and woman in Islamic and, more accurately, in Semitic traditions, and Jamshid and Jamak is the story of the first king or Padishah in Iranian mythology.

 

 First day of Love _ Trilogy

Adam & Eve by Mohammad Mohammadali, is the first novel of the Trilogy of The First day, im which the author has tried to recreate the creation myth in Iranian and Semetic-Islamic cosmology.

 

The Novel concerns the story of Adam and Eve, as it is in Islamic-Iranian Culture, which is quite different from the story in the Bible. In this novel, based mainly on the Islamic traditions, Satan is not banned after he decieves the first couple, but before it, when god creats Adam and orders all the angles to bow before him. Satan refuses to bow, as he claims that only God is worthy of praise. God expells Satan because of insubordination.But Satan makes a pact with god, that he will try to deceive all mankind, till the judgement day.

All the story is narrated by Eve, who is a more important character than Adam himself.

The reader faces a mystical description of how God created mankind, how he took a layer of earth to form him, and how he called for the holy spirit from the depths of darkness to join the clay. The reader finds out how love was the motivation behind the murder of Abel, and how all man's civilization was

based on love, which justifies all his mistakes

 

It is a retelling of the story of Jamshid, the first mythological

Indo-Iranian King, in the shape of a investigating novel.

In Iranian mythology, Jamshid is the first persom to create medicine, wine, fire, architecture, world peace, democracy, etc. He conquers all the enemies in the world and manages to create a unified world with peace, prosperity, and happiness. There is no enemy left to defiet him. But he has to face and

challenge his worst enemy in the end: himself

 

Mashya and Mashyoi is the latest novel of Iranian renown author, Mohammad Mohammadali. It is the story of the first Iranian mythological man and woman, Mashya and Mashyoi (Mashyaneh), which is narrated with a simple and sweet style. In Mashya and Mashyoi, the reader faces not only the story of the creation of the first man and woman and their mythological challenges with Ahriman, but also sees an attractive and romantic view of the ancient Iranian cosmogony and worldview.
Mashya and Mashyoi were the first man and woman in Zoroastrian mythology whose procreation gave rise to the human race. It is said that Ahura Mazda (the supreme Iraniangod), created the First Human, Gayomard, who was neither man nor woman. Ahriman (or Angra Mainyu), the Spirit of Evil, sought to destroy all Ahura Mazda’s creations and sent a demon to kill Gayomard. The demon was successful, but from his body grew a plant, and from the plant grew Mashya and Mashyoi. The book is retelling this story in a modern style.
Mashya and Mashyoi comes actually following Adam and Eve and Jamshid and Jamak by the same author which faced popular success in a short period of time and was admired by many critics. These three books are called the trilogy of “The First Day of Love.” The First Day of Love is the story of great men who had always a woman beside them and these women are not only the narrators of these stories, but the ones who had great influence on their men’s life. Adam and Eve is the story of the first man and woman in Islamic and, more accurately, in Semitic traditions, and Jamshid and Jamak is the story of the first king or Padishah in Iranian mythology.

 

 

 Alas for What Lies Before

A collection of short stories by Mohammad Mohammdali, Iranian contemporary writer in Persian.

 

Alas for what Lies Before is a collection of stories by Mohammad Mohammadali, the renowned Iranian author, which is published after many years being out of print. The stories are being narrated in the 1360s (according to Iranian calendar and equal to 1971 AD to 1981 AD), which was the difficult times of the establishment of Islamic Revolution and Iran-Iraq eight-years war. The stories are some of the best literary works reflecting the passions and troubles of those times in Iran. The setting of the stories is somehow similar to each other and the characters of them are usually labourers or impoverished social class. The reader would be profoundly affected by these stories which display suffers of usual people in a certain period of Iranian contemporary history and make a good relation with the reader’s historical memory.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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