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Dick Davis

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Dick Davis is currently professor of Persian at Ohio State University and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. His translations from Persian include The Lion and the Throne, Fathers and Sons, Sunset of Empire: Stories from the Shahnameh of Ferdowsi, Vols. I, II, III.

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My Uncle Napoleon
A Novel
Written by Iraj Pezeshkzad
Translated by Dick Davis
Introduction by Azar Nafisi


Format: Trade Paperback, 528 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: April 11, 2006
Price: $16.00

The most beloved Iranian novel of the twentieth century

“God forbid, I’ve fallen in love with Layli!” So begins the farce of our narrator’s life, one spent in a large extended Iranian family lorded over by the blustering, paranoid patriarch, Dear Uncle Napoleon. When Uncle Napoleon’s least-favorite nephew falls for his daughter... Read more >
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