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The Slave Who Lied but Once a Year : And Other Persian Tales (Laina Farhat-Holzman)

The Slave Who Lied but Once a Year : And Other Persian Tales (Laina Farhat-Holzman)

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Description

ISBN: 158684119X
Author: Laina Farhat-Holzman (translator)
Publisher: New Dialogue Press (May 2001)
Pages: 122 Binding: Paperback

Description from the publisher:

Laina Farhat-Holzman, a former professor of World History and Islamic Civlization, was married for many years to an Iranian whose mother became very close to her. During a long visit, the two women began to share fairy tales and folk tales with each other for fun. Farhat-Holzman translated the Iranian tales and packed them away until recently.

These stories, told to her aristocaratic mother-in-law by an illiterate nanny and servants, reveal much about the nature of everyday Persian life, values, and daydreams. They range from dreamy to unny and often wicked. They are definitely not for young children. They reveal the nature of a people who know how to get around tyranny.

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