Read more about The Pomegranate Lady And Her Sons: Selected Stories and other books by Goli Taraghi. Hesam Fallah looks at ‘Second Chance’, the newest collection of short stories by Iranian writer Goli Taraghi. The doctor knows about my love of writing. She brings me a handful of white paper and some sharp pencils. I sit at the table and am frozen. What should I write?.

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But you also have a great talent in seeing the actual absurdities in life, whether in Iran or in exile, and you craft and weave these absurdities exquisitely into your stories, such that the reader can sense the tragic and the comic at the same time.

It was washed away, and I can say that it was my first painful experience of censorship. I see my father sitting in his armchair under the sycamores, next to a little stream, his enormous shadow extending to the end of the garden.

After being outside, she cuts a watermelon in half, empties it out, then pours half of the water from the melon over her face so that her skin will stay limpid and fresh. We stand in line while the headmistress looks at our hands and nails. More by Goli Taraghi. She also puts a band around her nose at night to shrink it and make it turn up. Subscriber Tools Renew Donate. Do you have any interactions with anyone at the Ministry of Islamic Orientation?


I have my own style of writing, and way of thinking. I particularly like the fact that they reach young readers as well as those who are generally interested in world literature.

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The nurses, at first with kindness and solicitousness, then by force and firmness, get me out of the bed. He must come back. This is a theme that runs through many of your other stories as well. Her tarahgi is hidden in the darkness. They call me a woman who has sold her soul to Western values.

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I must make her understand that there is a reason for my present instability. They have both taken a European dance class and dance so well that people clap for them. We sit down next to goil other and I feel my fear dissipating. Has the atmosphere changed since the election? They help me change my clothes, put on my shoes, splash water on my face.

It may take targhi year. I want to get better. Like what you read?

This way of writing is the way I live. A few others imitate him. For him language and details are the true essence of literature. I chew the candy and cry.

How do you deal with the government as an author and what is the current publishing apparatus in Taragih I want to publish in Iran.

They come looking for me. The following is an edited transcript of that conversation. I sit at the table and am frozen. She takes the pins out of my hair and combs gently, then begins to braid my hair. This happened to one of my books. But slowly, like a growing plant, they grow tarsghi the walls and corners of my mind. The dirty children are sent aside and have to stand at the back of the line.


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I must take a walk every morning in the garden and eat lunch with the others. Mother shouts to get him, and he is tied up to the tree again anew.

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Thank you for visiting Publishers Weekly. During the revolution, many girls or young women, especially from the lower class, joined the mob in the streets. This page was last edited on 19 Aprilat Before one month passes, I have written four stories. Its driver flashes the lights for me, and my heart beats faster from joy. Her stories are happy, hopeful, and humane while simultaneously sad, dark, and heartbreaking. But I like it when adults worry about me. The voice tells me that I have to get up, take a shower, change my clothes, and sit at the table to eat my breakfast.

Most of my life I have lived between two worlds. And they dream of love, but in a very quiet shadowy way: He makes two big knots of the hair. I lie down on the bed. I was a scenario for a friend Daryoush Mehrjuei, also a big sceneriste.