IBNA - Latest News :: Full Edition http://www.ibna.ir/ Sat, 21 Sep 2019 17:16:36 GMT /skins/default/en/normal3/ch01_newsfeed_logo.gif Iran's Book News Agency (IBNA) http://www.ibna.ir/ 100 70 en All rights reserved,Citing materials is authorized by making reference to IBNA. Sat, 21 Sep 2019 17:16:36 GMT 60 ‎‘Five Feet Apart’ focuses on teenage love concept http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/281023/five-feet-apart-focuses-on-teenage-love-concept According to IBNA correspondent, the novel which is centered on the emotional relation between two hospitalized young adults Stella and will who suffer from cystic fibrosis has been translated into Persian by Fa’ezeh Da’emi and Javad Karimi, and released by Elmi va Farhangi Publishing. One of the translators of the book Javad Karimi says: “The novel has two narrators, will which I have translated his narration and Stella whose narration was translated by Fa’ezeh Da’emi. Chapters of the book are unfolded alternatively according to one of the narrators and since we wanted to make a distinction between the tone and narration style of each character, we translated them separately."   This synopsis of ‘Five Feet Apart’ reads: “Stella Grant likes to be in control—even though her totally out of control lungs have sent her in and out of the hospital most of her life. At this point, what Stella needs to control most is keeping herself away from anyone or anything that might pass along an infection and jeopardize the possibility of a lung transplant. Six feet apart, no exceptions.   The only thing Will Newman wants to be in control of is getting out of this hospital. He couldn’t care less about his treatments, or a fancy new clinical drug trial. Soon, he’ll turn eighteen and then he’ll be able to unplug all these machines and actually go see the world, not just its hospitals.   Will’s exactly what Stella needs to stay away from. If he so much as breathes on Stella, she could lose her spot on the transplant list. Either one of them could die. The only way to stay alive is to stay apart. But suddenly six feet doesn’t feel like safety. It feels like punishment.”   The novel was adapted into a 2019 film with the same title which was a box office hit, although in artistic terms was not that much successful.     ]]> Literature and Art Sat, 21 Sep 2019 12:08:49 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/281023/five-feet-apart-focuses-on-teenage-love-concept John Grisham’s ‘Camino Island’ reaches Iranian bookstores http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/280967/john-grisham-s-camino-island-reaches-iranian-bookstores According to IBNA correspondent, the novel which is a departure from Grisham's main subject of legal thrillers and focuses on stolen rare books has been translated into Persian by Nafiseh Bagher-Zadehgan and released by Elmi Publishing.     The synopsis of  ‘Camino Island’ reads: A gang of thieves stage a daring heist from a secure vault deep below Princeton University’s Firestone Library. Their loot is priceless, but Princeton has insured it for twenty-five million dollars.   Bruce Cable owns a popular bookstore in the sleepy resort town of Santa Rosa on Camino Island in Florida. He makes his real money, though, as a prominent dealer in rare books. Very few people know that he occasionally dabbles in the black market of stolen books and manuscripts.   Mercer Mann is a young novelist with a severe case of writer’s block who has recently been laid off from her teaching position. She is approached by an elegant, mysterious woman working for an even more mysterious company. A generous offer of money convinces Mercer to go undercover and infiltrate Bruce Cable’s circle of literary friends, ideally getting close enough to him to learn his secrets. But eventually Mercer learns far too much, and there’s trouble in paradise…   John Grisham is also an attorney, politician, and activist. He is best known for his popular legal thrillers. His books have been translated into 42 languages and published worldwide.       ]]> Literature and Art Fri, 20 Sep 2019 13:34:56 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/280967/john-grisham-s-camino-island-reaches-iranian-bookstores ‎'An Impatient Poem' in Children's Calendar of International Youth Library http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/280972/an-impatient-poem-in-children-s-calendar-of-international-youth-library According to IBNA correspondent quoting from the public and international relations department of Iran's Center for the Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults (ICIDCYA) as well as general books for children and teens, The White Ravens Festival for International Children’s and Young Adult Literature introduces the best of children poetry from various countries to the world in its Children’s Calendar.         The calendar includes 52 pages as any of them features a week of the Christian year and introduces a poem and illustration as well as a poet. Illustrated by Mahmood Hosseini  'An Impatient Poem' has been published in the 37th week of the calendar on September 7 to 13.   By publishing this calendar, Munich International Library tries to expand the horizon of children in seeing the world culture and tries to promote international cultural exchange The library spends the revenues coming out of the calendar on implementing the objects of the library such as holding workshops and international exhibitions of illustration.   The library has begun to publish the calendar since 2011 and 6 books of the Center for the Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults have been contained in the calendar during the past years.           ]]> Children Thu, 19 Sep 2019 10:03:42 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/280972/an-impatient-poem-in-children-s-calendar-of-international-youth-library Call for the 37th IBBY Congress in Moscow issued http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/280964/call-for-the-37th-ibby-congress-in-moscow-issued According to IBNA correspondent quoting from IBBY Congress, the theme of the International Congress in Moscow 2020 is «Great Big World Through Children’s Books: National and Foreign Literature — Role, Value, Impact on Young Readers in Different Countries». It gives an opportunity to explore the diversity of themes, characters, issues in children’s literature of the world, to discuss cultural variety which doesn’t prevent them from interweaving and interacting.   From the theme nine sub-themes have been derived which are supposed to be aligned with the nine parallel sessions that will be conducted throughout all of the three days of the Congress (names could be changed during the forming of the final program). Further, each of the sub-themes consists of several topics that are to serve as reference points in pondering on the theme of any paper or poster.   The sub-themes are: 1. Sociology, anthropology and psychology of children's reading Age and reading. Practices, challenges, solutions Gender and reading: traditions and novelties Cognitive approaches to children's reading Sociology of children's literature and children's reading The development of creativity in children through reading. Role models in literature Professional literature on children’s reading (educators, librarians, psychologists) Representation of diversity in children’s literature (LGBTQ+ themes in international children’s books, representation of people with disabilities and neurodiversity) Criteria of “dangerous” and “safe” books The role of children's literature in the education and development of children: analysis of work experience   2. Popular books for children and their parents. What do children choose and what do parents choose?   Favorite book and media characters in different countries (books, animation, movies, computer games and other content created on the basis of literature for children and teenagers) Young children’s reading. Non-fiction and fiction books for toddlers Reading circle of preschoolers Reading in the middle childhood Reading of young adults. Preferences and recommendations Literary awards in the field of children's literature; children as jury Recommendatory bibliography, specific features and strategy of drawing up recommendation lists of children’s and young adult literature Genre literature. The role of fantasy fiction, horror stories, mystics, comics in the development of children, teenagers, young adults Representation of literature classics among teenage audience Poetry in the context of children's reading Parent’s choice. What adults choose for their children. Information resources for parents   3. How to tell stories Theatre for children and theatrical formats of work to involve children in reading Storytelling and other interactive forms of work with children Children’s literature in print and digital formats: preservation and representation of culture and history of different countries for children, parents and educators Children’s books with augmented reality Innovative programs on involving children into reading (designed by psychologists, educators, librarians, etc.) Edutainment. New formats of the educational literature Wimmelbuchs, toy books, pop-up books, movable books, and other formats   4. The modern world and the world of the future. Non-fiction literature for children Non-fiction books for children of primary school age Non-fiction and popular science books for teens “Life learning books” (today and tomorrow) Problem of veracity in modern non-fiction for children and youth Old and new formats: how to get children’s attention to reading non-fiction Popular scientific and educational online resources for children: media, YouTube channels etc. Design and illustration in non-fiction for children and youth   5. The visual world of children's books The role of book illustration for initiating family reading. The role of illustration in books for children of different ages (toddlers, preschoolers, primary school children and young adults) Children's literature in various formats: books, multimedia, Internet The role of Internet sources. Web-platforms for the popularization of children's literature Popularization of children's literature with the help of media personalities Modern and classic illustration in the reading circle of a modern child Interaction of authors and illustrators in the illustrated books Comic books, graphic novels, author’s illustrated books (picture books), and other formats of visual books for children and youth From books to cartoons and back   6. Ethnic culture and multilingualism. Children's literature in national languages Presentation of publishing projects on children's literature in national languages and dialects Children's literature in rare languages. The problem of the disappearance of literary languages and literatures A book as a way of preservation of language and cultural traditions Multilingualism and the challenge of migration. Children's literature as a tool for the social adaptation of an emigrant child Rare fairy tale storylines in the languages of ethnical minorities   7. Project activities to promote reading among children and adolescents (joint projects of museums, libraries, publishing houses, theaters, and other cultural institutions) Organization of the specialized book festivals and fairs (national and international) for the representation of modern children's book publishing Outstanding projects for children's books promotion Literature contests and international campaigns for children and specialists on children’s book and reading Exhibition interactive projects on children’s illustration and literature Children’s book museums and theme parks Information and methodological resources on children's literature for specialists (the problem of promoting children's literature) Cross-projects for publishers   8. Literary translation of children's literature Specifics of work with children’s book translation The choice of children's literature for translation. What translated children’s literature is popular in different countries? National or translated foreign literature – what do readers choose? Translated and non-translated literatures. The literature of which countries is being unfairly overlooked? Translation, adaptation and localization Translation of picture books and toddler’s books Portrait of a country in the mirror of children’s literature   9. History of children's literature. Children's literary criticism Theory of children's literature in discussions Children's literature in the national and world history The question of the children's literature research methods Children's literature in the mirror of criticism History of literary genres in the history of childhood Textual criticism of children's literature Criticism, PR and advertising   The abstracts shouldn’t be over 250 words in English and 300 in Russian) in keeping with the suggested topics above. All expenses for attending the event are on the attendees. ]]> Children Wed, 18 Sep 2019 12:46:37 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/280964/call-for-the-37th-ibby-congress-in-moscow-issued Collected poems of Ágota Kristóf rendered into Persian http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/280868/collected-poems-of-ágota-kristóf-rendered-into-persian According to IBNA correspondent, the collection which can be deemed as diaries of a crucified woman has been translated into Persian under the title ‘Nails’ by Asghar Nouri who has already translated other works by Kristóf including ‘Le grand cahier / ‘The Notebook’ 1986; ‘La preuve’ / The Proof 1988; ‘Le troisième mensonge’ / The Third Lie  ‘L'analphabète’ / The Illiterate 2004 and ‘C'est égal’/No Difference 2005.   The book consists of two parts:  “Hungarian Poems” featuring 57 poems and “French Poems” featuring 8 poems.  The back cover of the book reads that the rhythm and musical features of these poems are revealed when we recite them aloud. With their plain and direct style, they convey the themes which heavily feature in all the works by Kristof‎: to be lost, being away and death.   Regarding Kristof's fictions’ her postmodern saga begins with ‘The Notebook’, in which the brothers are children, lost in a country torn apart by conflict, who must learn every trick of evil and cruelty merely to survive.   In ‘The Proof’, Lucas is challenging to prove his own identity and the existence of his missing brother, a defector to the "other side." The Third Lie, which closes the trilogy, is a biting parable of Eastern and Western Europe today and a deep exploration into the nature of identity, storytelling, and the truths and untruths that lie at the heart of them all.    ‘Nails’ in Persian has been published in 162 pages and 550 copies.       ]]> Literature and Art Mon, 16 Sep 2019 11:08:52 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/280868/collected-poems-of-ágota-kristóf-rendered-into-persian Persian translation of book on German Romanticism to be reviewed ‎ http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/280871/persian-translation-of-book-on-german-romanticism-to-be-reviewed According to IBNA correspondent, the event is from the series of weekly meetings of Tehran Book City which will discuss ‘The Romantic Imperative: The Concept of Early German Romanticism’ which has been translated into Persian by Masoud Azarfam.   The meeting will be attended by the translator of the book as well as experts Maysam Sefid-Khosh, and Mas’oud Hosseini.   ‎‘The Romantic Imperative: The Concept of Early German Romanticism’‎ reads: “The Early Romantics met resistance from artists and academics alike in part because they defied the conventional wisdom that philosophy and the arts must be kept separate.   Indeed, as the literary component of Romanticism has been studied and celebrated in recent years, its philosophical aspect has receded from view. This book, by one of the most respected scholars of the Romantic era, offers an explanation of Romanticism that not only restores but enhances understanding of the movement's origins, development, aims, and accomplishments-and of its continuing relevance.”             ]]> Religion and Thought Sun, 15 Sep 2019 13:20:38 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/280871/persian-translation-of-book-on-german-romanticism-to-be-reviewed Travelogue of Persian speaking Turks to be published in Uzbekistan http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/280762/travelogue-of-persian-speaking-turks-to-be-published-in-uzbekistan According to IBNA correspondent, quoting from the public relations department of Islamic Culture and Relations Organization, the collection features notes written by foreign students and instructors of Persian language who earlier participated in the Persian language improving knowledge course held during this summer by Allameh Tabatabaei University in Tehran.     'Embarking on a Journey, Seeing the World', 'Milad Tower, the Attraction of Tehran City', 'Hearing Is Never like Seeing', 'Persian language, the Language of Poetry and Ghazal', ‘Isfahan, Half of the World' are the titles of some of the notes gathered in this collection.     ]]> Literature and Art Sun, 15 Sep 2019 12:14:39 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/280762/travelogue-of-persian-speaking-turks-to-be-published-in-uzbekistan ‎'Mary Poppins' musical play to be staged in Tehran ‎ http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/280914/mary-poppins-musical-play-to-be-staged-in-tehran According to IBNA correspondent, the play will be directed by Ahmad Solaimani and Iranian actress Behnoush Tabatabaei will appear as Mary Poppins. Mohammad Reza Kouhestani is the songwriter and dramaturge of the show.   The 'Mary Poppins' books center on the magical English nanny Mary Poppins, who is blown by the East wind to Number 17 Cherry Tree Lane, London, and into the Banks' household to care for their children. Encounters with pavement-painters and shopkeepers, and various adventures ensue, until Mary Poppins abruptly leaves, i.e., "pops out". Only the first three of the eight books feature Mary Poppins arriving and leaving. The later five books recount previously unrecorded adventures from her original three visits. As Pamela Lyndon Travers explains in her introduction to Mary Poppins in the Park, "She cannot forever arrive and depart."‎ Pamela Lyndon Travers was an Australian-English writer who spent most of her career in England. She is best known for the ‘Mary Poppins’ series of children's books for which Walt Disney contacted her about selling to Walt Disney Productions the rights for a film adaptation of Mary Poppins. After years of contact, which included visits to Travers at her home in London, Walt Disney did obtain the rights and the film Mary Poppins premiered in 1964. In 2004, a stage musical adaptation of the books and the film opened in the West End; it premiered on Broadway in 2006. A film based on Disney's efforts to persuade Travers to sell him the Mary Poppins film rights was released in 2013, ‘Saving Mr. Banks’, in which Travers is portrayed by Emma Thompson.   ‎     ]]> Literature and Art Sat, 14 Sep 2019 13:54:42 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/280914/mary-poppins-musical-play-to-be-staged-in-tehran Children Books Council introduces works for IBBY Honour List http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/280869/children-books-council-introduces-works-for-ibby-honour-list According to IBNA correspondent, the council made its selection among the works of the last two editions of Iran’s Children Books Council Awards. They were picked from various categories: Translation Section: ‘They all Saw a Cat’ by Brendan Wenzel translated by Kaivan Abidi Ashtiani, Fatemi Publishing   Original Works Section: ‘Monster’s Shadow’ by Abbas Jahangirian, Iran’s Center for Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults   Illustration Section ‘An Umbrella with White Butterflies’   The IBBY Honour List is a biennial selection of outstanding, recently published books, honoring writers, illustrators and translators from IBBY member countries. The IBBY Honour List is one of the most widespread and effective ways of furthering IBBY's objective of encouraging international understanding through children's literature.   The titles are selected by the National Sections which can nominate one book for each of the three categories. For a country with a substantial and continuing production of children's books in more than one language, one book may be submitted for writing and translation in each official language.   Introducing these works provides a unique opportunity for Iran to introduce the best Iranian Children books to 77 countries members of IBBY. The plaques of honor will be awarded at a ceremony in the 37th International Congress of Children and Young Adults Literature in Moscow, Russia.       ]]> Children Sat, 14 Sep 2019 11:33:39 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/280869/children-books-council-introduces-works-for-ibby-honour-list ‎‘The Solar Corona’ provides scientific answers for longstanding questions http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/280652/the-solar-corona-provides-scientific-answers-for-longstanding-questions According to IBNA correspondent, ‘The Solar Corona’ which has been translated into Persian by Marjan Yusefzadeh Shabestari and released by Sefidsar Publishing is introduced: “Observations from the ground and space have advanced our knowledge of the solar corona dramatically over the last three decades. This textbook is the first to present this new understanding at a level appropriate for advanced undergraduate and graduate students, and researchers seeking an entry-point into the research literature. This timely volume presents a lucid and synthesized review of the latest observations of the solar corona and how they have advanced and shaped our understanding of coronal physics. This book provides a much-needed introduction to coronal physics for advanced students and researchers.   The Sun is the star at the center of the Solar System. It is a nearly perfect sphere of hot plasma, with internal convective motion that generates a magnetic field via a dynamo process. It is by far the most important source of energy for life on Earth. Its diameter is about 1.39 million kilometers (864,000 miles), or 109 times that of Earth, and its mass is about 330,000 times that of Earth. It accounts for about 99.86% of the total mass of the Solar System. Roughly three quarters of the Sun's mass consists of hydrogen (~73%); the rest is mostly helium (~25%), with much smaller quantities of heavier elements, including oxygen, carbon, neon, and iron   The Sun is a G-type main-sequence star (G2V) based on its spectral class. As such, it is informally and not completely accurately referred to as a yellow dwarf (its light is closer to white than yellow). It formed approximately 4.6 billion years ago from the gravitational collapse of matter within a region of a large molecular cloud. Most of this matter gathered in the center, whereas the rest flattened into an orbiting disk that became the Solar System. The central mass became so hot and dense that it eventually initiated nuclear fusion in its core. It is thought that almost all stars form by this process. ‘The Solar Corona’ in Persian has been published in 176 pages and 1000 copies.   ]]> Technology and Science Fri, 13 Sep 2019 11:39:04 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/280652/the-solar-corona-provides-scientific-answers-for-longstanding-questions Iran attending 31st Syria's Book Fair http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/280662/iran-attending-31st-syria-s-book-fair According to IBNA correspondent quoting from the public relations office of Iran’s Cultural Fairs Institute, the stand of Iran’s Cultural Fairs Institute (ICFI) in this event is in an area of 16 square meters displaying 350 books on a variety of subjects such as Persian language teaching, the Sacred Defense, Iranology, religion, contemporary literature as well as children and young adults books.   Introducing Tehran International Book Fair through brochures, inviting publishers to participate in the 33rd Tehran International Book Fair, introducing Iran Publishing as well as “the Grant Plan” of Iran’s Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance aimed to promote the translation of Persian books into other languages are among other programs of Iran's stand in this event.   The 31st Syria's Book Fair kicked off on September 12 and will run by September 22 in Damascus.     ]]> Book Fair Fri, 13 Sep 2019 09:17:52 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/280662/iran-attending-31st-syria-s-book-fair Iranian-American author nominated for Bloomsbury and Vintage Award http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/280653/iranian-american-author-nominated-for-bloomsbury-and-vintage-award According to IBNA correspondent quoting from the Bookseller, Azadeh Moaveni’s account of women who decided to join ISIS, ‘Guest House for Young Widows’, (Scribe UK) has received nods from the organizers of the award and will run for the contest.   Born 1976 in Palo Alto, California. Azadeh Moaveni is an Iranian–American journalist and writer. For three years, she worked across the Middle East as a reporter for Time, before joining the Los Angeles Times to cover the war in Iraq.   Bloomsbury and Vintage have scooped double nominations on the 12-strong longlist for this year's Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction. The shortlist for the award will be announced on 22nd October, before the winner is crowned on 19th November in a ceremony at the Science Museum.   Today’s longlist includes a double nomination for Bloomsbury with ‘The Anarchy: The Relentless Rise of the East India Company’ by William Dalrymple and ‘The Lives of Lucian Freud: Youth’ by William Feaver.   Vintage also bagged two spots on the list with ‘Maoism: A Global History’ by Julia Lovell and Ian Urbina’s ‘The Outlaw Ocean’, which illuminates the lawlessness and vastness of the high seas.   Other nominees include Casey Cep’s hybrid of true-crime, courtroom drama and Harper Lee biography ‘Furious Hours’ (William Heinemann), and art critic Laura Cumming’s investigation of her mother’s disappearance ‘On Chapel Sands’ (Chatto & Windus).   ‘Homesick: Why I Live in a Shed’ by Catrina Davies (Riverrun) also makes the cut, along with journalist Amelia Gentleman’s ‘The Windrush Betrayal: Exposing the Hostile Environment’ and ‘The Ministry of Truth: A Biography of George Orwell's 1984’ by Dorian Lynskey (Picador).   Hallie Rubenhold’s myth-busting ‘The Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper’ (Doubleday) and imprisoned journalist Ahmet Altan’s memoir ‘I Will Never See the World Again’ (Granta Books).   Chair of judges Stig Abell said: "It's been a summer of reading with unbridled pleasure, and I think we've ended up with a longlist of books that are - by turns - provocative, magisterial and beautiful pieces of work. Above all, they are companionable: stories to which you are happy to turn and return, some with contemporary resonances, others that are more timeless. Going from twelve down to six and then picking a winner is going to be a bit of a challenge."   Alongside the TLS editor, the panel includes TV producer and writer Dr Myriam Francois, English Literature professor Robert Douglas-Fairhurst, critic Frances Wilson, writer and lawyer Petina Gappah, and TV presenter Dr Alexander Van Tulleken.       ]]> Literature and Art Thu, 12 Sep 2019 14:19:21 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/280653/iranian-american-author-nominated-for-bloomsbury-and-vintage-award Gertrude Bell’s ‘Persian Pictures’ describes Ashura mourning ceremony http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/280633/gertrude-bell-s-persian-pictures-describes-ashura-mourning-ceremony Gertrude Margaret Lowthian Bell was a British writer, traveler, political officer, administrator, and archaeologist who explored, mapped, and became highly influential to British imperial policy-making due to her knowledge and contacts, built up through extensive travels in Greater Syria, Mesopotamia, Asia Minor, and Arabia.   Born in the north of England, at Washington Hall, County Durham She studied at the universities of both London and Oxford, and was the first woman to gain an Oxford first-class degree in modern history, when still not quite twenty years of age.   She paid lengthy visits to her diplomatic relatives in Bucharest, Tehran, and Berlin. Her Iranian stay, 1892-93, led to the publication of her aptly titled ‘Persian Pictures, a Book of Travel’ (1894).   As was often the fashion at the time, the work appeared anonymously, but it was reissued posthumously under her own name in 1928 with its shorter title ‘Persian Pictures’, and with a preface by E. Denison Ross. It was reprinted in a third edition in 1947 in The Bouverie Library with a preface by A. J. Arberry.   An admirer of Persian literature, she began to study Persian in Tehran and a cultural and esthetic interest maintained throughout her life—and by 1897 her mastery of the language had reached the point where she was able to publish some remarkable verse translations entitled Poems from the ‘Divan of Hafiz’. The translation is done in a free style, with little attention paid to the order of the lines, so that it is not always easy to identify a particular verse.   ‘Safar Nameh, Persian Pictures: A Book of Travel’ (1894) which was authored during the reign of the Qajar King, Naser al-Din Shah. Her subjects in the book range from Roman ruins to Ottoman graves to shopping in the bazaars, and from the bustling life of cities to the isolation of the desert.   Having studied the Persian language in preparation for her journey, she was able to enter into the life of the country, and especially of its women, more deeply than a casual visitor. Bell captures a sense of delight at a mysterious land still marked by the traces of many of the great civilizations of the past.    In her travelogue, she writes on Muharram saying that with the beginning of this month, the concealed religious excitement comes to the surface and every night, people’s cries of mourning are heard all around.   In a letter she writes: “From the first to the tenth the Shi'ahs mourn for Imam Hussein [AS], the Prophet's grandson, who was invited over from Mecca by the 'Iraqis to be Khalif, and when he arrived got no support from them, was opposed by the armies of his rival Mu'awiyah at the place where Karbala stands now, saw his followers die of thirst and wounds and was killed himself on the 10th.   In Muharram ceremonies, the wild drums drew near, the glare of torches filled the sky and the processions turned into the courtyards. Torches, and men leading horses in gorgeous trappings and men carrying huge banners and men with trays of lights on their heads.   And then a black robed company which spread out in two rows across the court and they were swinging chains, with which they beat their backs - the black robes were open to the waist at the back so that the chains might fall on their bare skin. They swing them very skilfully, with a little jerk at the top of the swing so that the chains barely touched the skin, but the effect was wonderful - the black figures in the glaring torch light, swinging rhythmically from side to side with the swing of the chains, and the drums marking the time.   Next came the breast-beaters [chest beaters], naked to the waist; and they stood in companies and beat their chests in unison to a different rhythm of drums. Each procession surged through the courtyards, swung their chains, beat their chests and surged out into the street, and another followed it, interminably.”       ]]> History and Politics Wed, 11 Sep 2019 12:08:19 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/280633/gertrude-bell-s-persian-pictures-describes-ashura-mourning-ceremony ‎‘How the Zebra Got Its Stripes’ offers fresh evolutionary explorations‎ http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/280630/how-the-zebra-got-its-stripes-offers-fresh-evolutionary-explorations According to IBNA correspondent, the book with the complete title: ‘How the Zebra Got Its Stripes: Darwinian Stories Told Through Evolutionary Biology’ has been translated into Persian by Kaveh Faizollahi and released by No Publishing in Tehran.                                                                 The book explains the intricacies of the animal kingdom through the lens of evolutionary biology: Why do giraffes have such long necks? And why are zebras striped? Deploying the latest scientific research and his own extensive observations in Africa, Léo Grasset offers answers to these questions and many more in a book of post-Darwinian. Complex natural phenomena are explained in simple and at times comic terms, as Grasset turns evolutionary biology to the burning questions of the animal kingdom, from why elephants prefer dictators and buffaloes democracies, to whether the lion really is king.   The human is, of course, just another animal, and the author's exploration of two million years of human evolution shows how it not only informs our current habits and behavior, but also reveals that we are hybrids of several different species.   ‘How the Zebra Got Its Stripes: Darwinian Stories Told Through Evolutionary Biology’ in Persian has been published in 176 pages and 1100 copies.     ]]> Technology and Science Wed, 11 Sep 2019 11:29:46 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/280630/how-the-zebra-got-its-stripes-offers-fresh-evolutionary-explorations Iranian encyclopedia center, Jordanian institute sign publishing agreement http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/280661/iranian-encyclopedia-center-jordanian-institute-sign-publishing-agreement According to IBNA correspondent, the agreement is on publication and distribution of Arabic version of ‘The Great Islamic Encyclopedia’ which is compiled in Iran.   Based on the agreement which was signed by Mohammad Kazem Mousavi Bojnourdi Director of the Center for the Great Islamic Encyclopedia and Mohammad al-Sharghawi Executive Director of Dar Ward Al-Urdunnīyah, the Jordanian institute will take the responsibility of publication and distribution of Arabic version volumes of ‘The Great Islamic Encyclopedia’.   The volumes are planned to be circulated in all Arabic and non-Arabic countries as well as academic and cultural centers and international academic circles.     ]]> Print Industry Tue, 10 Sep 2019 13:03:18 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/280661/iranian-encyclopedia-center-jordanian-institute-sign-publishing-agreement A statue by Tanavli to be installed in National Library http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/shortint/280660/a-statue-by-tanavli-to-be-installed-in-national-library Speaking to IBNA correspondent, Ashraf Boroujerdi spoke about the efforts made by the National Library and Archives Organization: “The statue has been designed and constructed for the Association of Written Heritage Supporters and will be installed in December.   “We are among the few countries in the world whose written heritage has been authored by the thinkers whose works are known throughout the world,” she said.   “We preserve our spiritual heritage through writings and documents, so taking consideration of our spiritual heritage is both significant and valuable,” Director of Iran’s National Library and Archives stated.   “Like the United States and Canada, Iran is among the few countries whose center of documents and national library are combined in a single organization,” Boroujerdi added.    Parviz Tanavoli (1937) is an Iranian sculptor, painter, scholar and art collector. He is known for his heeches, three dimensional representations of the Persian word for 'nothing', heech. Composed of three Persian characters in the style of nasta'liq script. The three letters he, ye and če are combined to produce the word ‘heech’. Tanavoli has lived in Vancouver, Canada since 1989. His work has been auctioned around the world leading to overall sales of over $6.7 million, making him the most expensive living Iranian artist.     ]]> Literature and Art Tue, 10 Sep 2019 10:48:29 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/shortint/280660/a-statue-by-tanavli-to-be-installed-in-national-library Imam Reza’s account of Ashura published http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/280659/imam-reza-s-account-of-ashura-published According to IBNA correspondent, the narration addressed by Imam Reza (AS) to his companion Rian Ibn Shobaib has been interpreted by Seyyed Mohammad-Ali Fattahzadeh in the book ‘Disheveled and Dusty’ which has been released by Ketabestan-e Ma’refat Publishing.    For Muslims and Shi’ite in particular, Ashura (Muharram 10) is the remembrance of the uprising of the third Shi’ite Imam, Hossein Ibn Ali (AS) as well as his companions and allies who fought bravely for his cause, resistance against the tyranny Of the then Caliph of Umayyad, Yazid Ibn Moawiyah and were all martyred.     ]]> Religion and Thought Mon, 09 Sep 2019 12:13:22 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/280659/imam-reza-s-account-of-ashura-published Oldenburg to host Conference on History, Progress, Critique http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/280665/oldenburg-to-host-conference-on-history-progress-critique According to IBNA correspondent quoting philevents.org, the relationship between historical analysis and critical social praxis has been one of the central concerns of Critical Theory since its beginnings. For critical theorists, historical analysis plays a key role in identifying immanent social forces and potentials as resources for a better society, i.e. for social and moral progress. While it was sufficient for the first generation of critical theorists to adopt a non-vulgarized version of historical materialism – perhaps with a Nietzschean ‘genealogical proviso’ – as a method of analysis, the experiences of the Second World War and the Holocaust made it necessary to radically rethink the naive teleological assumptions inherent in the notion of progress provided by German Idealism and Marxism. Critical Theory found itself confronted with the problem of grounding historical analysis on an alternative conception of philosophy of history. The need to rethink philosophy of history found its first expression in the seminal work of Theodor W. Adorno and Max Horkheimer, the Dialectic of Enlightenment. Since then, any substantial reorientation of Critical Theory has required a reassessment of the philosophy of history and its key notions.   Topic areas of the conference are: History of Western Philosophy, Miscellaneous; Philosophy of Gender, Race, and Sexuality; Social and Political Philosophy.       ]]> Religion and Thought Mon, 09 Sep 2019 11:38:41 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/280665/oldenburg-to-host-conference-on-history-progress-critique ‎‘Martyrs of Neynava’ to be reviewed in Literati House‎ http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/280658/martyrs-of-neynava-to-be-reviewed-in-literati-house According to IBNA correspondent, this book refers to the historical facts surrounding the eventful day of Ashura (Muharram 10) when the companions and allies of the third Shiite Imam, Hossein Ibn Ali (AS) fought bravely for his cause, an uprising against tyranny Of the then Caliph of Umayyad, Yazid Ibn Moawiyah and were martyred.   ‘Martyrs of Neynava’ has two main categories: The Martyrs of Bani Hashem and non- Bani Hashem Martyrs and probes the identity of 150 men who is alleged to fought and martyred in Karbala.   The session for reviewing the book is scheduled for Sunday, September 15 at 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.     ]]> Religion and Thought Mon, 09 Sep 2019 11:02:47 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/280658/martyrs-of-neynava-to-be-reviewed-in-literati-house ‎‘The Eleventh Golestan’ wins the Eurasian Literature Award http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/280623/the-eleventh-golestan-wins-the-eurasian-literature-award According to IBNA correspondent, Zarrabizadeh gave the news in her Instagram page adding that the publisher of ‘The Eleventh Golestan’ in Russian received the award on behalf of the author.     ‘The Eleventh Golestan’ features the memories of Zahra Panahirava, the wife of Martyr Ali Chitsazian, a commander of the Sacred Defense (the war former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein imposed on Iran).   The award is presented by Eurasian Creative Union, a nonprofit organization which was established in 2013 by several country representatives: Kazakhstan, Russia, Iran, Belorussia, Tajikistan and India. The main goal of organization is the development and support of creative and intellectual qualities of a person, considering ethnical diversity and human unity. Any person or a company whose activities correspond to the goals of ECU can become a member of the union.   Eurasian literature award was established the same year as Union – in 2013. It is dedicated to select such an artworks of literature, documentaries and journalist reports which express Eurasian historically known deep intercultural spirit.   ]]> Sacred Defense Sun, 08 Sep 2019 11:59:34 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/280623/the-eleventh-golestan-wins-the-eurasian-literature-award Fukuyama’s book on identity and dignity printed in Persian http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/280615/fukuyama-s-book-on-identity-and-dignity-printed-in-persian According to IBNA correspondent, ‘Identity: The Demand for Dignity and the Politics of Resentment’ has been translated into Persian by Haniyeh Rajabi and Mahdi Mousavi and released by Parseh Book Translation and Publishing Agency in Tehran.   In 2014, Francis Fukuyama wrote that American institutions were in decay, as the state was progressively captured by powerful interest groups. Two years later, his predictions were borne out by the rise to power of a series of political outsiders whose economic nationalism and authoritarian tendencies threatened to destabilize the entire international order. These populist nationalists seek direct charismatic connection to “the people,” who are usually defined in narrow identity terms that offer an irresistible call to an in-group and exclude large parts of the population as a whole.   Demand for recognition of one’s identity is a master concept that unifies much of what is going on in world politics today. The universal recognition on which liberal democracy is based has been increasingly challenged by narrower forms of recognition based on nation, religion, sect, race, ethnicity, or gender, which have resulted in anti-immigrant populism, the upsurge of politicized Islam, the fractious “identity liberalism” of college campuses, and the emergence of white nationalism. Populist nationalism, said to be rooted in economic motivation, actually springs from the demand for recognition and therefore cannot simply be satisfied by economic means. The demand for identity cannot be transcended; we must begin to shape identity in a way that supports rather than undermines democracy.   This work by Fukuyama is an urgent and necessary book―a sharp warning that unless we forge a universal understanding of human dignity, we will doom ourselves to continuing conflict.     ]]> History and Politics Sun, 08 Sep 2019 10:58:19 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/280615/fukuyama-s-book-on-identity-and-dignity-printed-in-persian ‎‘German Crimes, Russian Punishment’ released ‎ http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/280545/german-crimes-russian-punishment-released According to IBNA correspondent, the original title of this novel which has been translated directly from Russian into Persian is ‘She and Everything Else’ the book has been translated by Nazila Hajiova and released by Neyestan Publishing. The synopsis of the novel reads: When Magda and Anton meet in Berlin, the World War II has ended, but painful memories are still alive, as fates have been destroyed by the war. However, love knows no boundaries, nationalities.   The book features the love story of very different people, real historical facts, the development of scientists, memories of the war, which are inextricably intertwined into one inseparable whole.   Granin started writing in the 1930s, while he was still an engineering student at the Leningrad Polytechnical Institute. After graduation, Granin began working as a senior engineer at an energy laboratory, and shortly after war broke out, he volunteered to fight as a soldier.   According to the Great Soviet Encyclopedia: "The main theme of Granin’s works is the romance and poetry of scientific and technological creativity and the struggle between searching, principled, genuine scientists imbued with the communist ideological context and untalented people, careerists, and bureaucrats (the novels ‘Those Who Seek’, 1954, and ‘Into the Storm’, 1962).       ]]> Literature and Art Sat, 07 Sep 2019 15:07:58 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/280545/german-crimes-russian-punishment-released Meeting on Sana'i Ghaznavi to be held by Eco ‎ http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/280552/meeting-on-sana-i-ghaznavi-to-be-held-by-eco According to IBNA correspondent, an Iranian expert, Nader Karimian Sardashti (PhD) will deliver a lecture at the event. Hakim Abul-Majd Sana'i Ghaznavi was a Persian poet from Ghazni who lived there between the 11th century and the 12th century in ancient Iran what is now Afghanistan. He passed away between 1131 and 1141.   He wrote mystical verse extensively, of which ‘The Walled Garden of Truth’ or ‘The Hadiqat al-Haqiqa’ is his master work and the first Persian mystical epic of Sufism. Dedicated to Bahram Shah, the work expresses the poet's ideas on God, love, philosophy and reason. The Economic Cooperation Organization or ECO is an Asian political and economic intergovernmental organization which was founded in 1985 in Tehran by the leaders of Iran, Pakistan, and Turkey. It provides a platform to discuss ways to improve development and promote trade and investment opportunities.     ]]> Religion and Thought Sat, 07 Sep 2019 13:44:29 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/280552/meeting-on-sana-i-ghaznavi-to-be-held-by-eco Copyrights of Iranian children books sold to Chinese publisher http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/280537/copyrights-of-iranian-children-books-sold-to-chinese-publisher According to IBNA correspondent quoting from the public and international relations office of Iran’s Center for Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults (ICIDCY), this measure was taken based on a plan for the translation of five Iranian novels for Chinese children and young adults aged 12 to 18. The books were introduced by ICIDCY representative during Tehran International Book Fair 2019 to the Chinese publisher which is going to print each of them in 3000 copies. Writers Publishing House has already published 50 or regional books and has bought the copyrights of 30 works from foreign publishers and has sold the copyrights of 30 Chinese books to international publishers.   Hassanzadeh has been introduced by the Children’s Book Council of Iran  “his life achievement in the field of writing for children and young adults to International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) to run for Hans Christian Andersen Award 2020.     Among his works are: ‘Love and Mirror’, ‘The Moonlight Guest’, ‘An Umbrella with White Butterflies’, ‘This Weblog Will Be Transferred', 'The Backyard', and 'Kooti Kooti Watch out You Don’t Catch a Cold – The Kooti Kooti Tales'.   ]]> Children Sat, 07 Sep 2019 11:30:19 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/280537/copyrights-of-iranian-children-books-sold-to-chinese-publisher Moscow Book Fair displays Iranian illustrators works on ‘Shahnameh’‎ http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/280532/moscow-book-fair-displays-iranian-illustrators-works-on-shahnameh According to IBNA correspondent, quoting from the public relations office of Iran’s Cultural Fairs Institute (ICFI), the collection features 35 illustrations which brochures which contain explanations about the works.   The other part of the stand has put cardboard masks on public display which can be worn on face for storytelling purposes and performing plays. The masks have been made based on the book 'Let's Make Cardboard Masks' by Iranian artist Jamal al-Din Akrami. They have been welcomed by Russian children.    The 32nd Moscow International Book Fair kicked off on September 4 in All-Russia Exhibition Centre (VVC) and will run by September 8. The event is the major book forum in Russia and over the CIS as a way to ‎enter the book market not only of Russia but also abroad to meet the ‎possible readers all over the world.‎   ]]> Book Fair Sat, 07 Sep 2019 10:52:39 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/280532/moscow-book-fair-displays-iranian-illustrators-works-on-shahnameh ‎‘From Eden To Exile’ retells the history of the Old Testament http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/280622/from-eden-to-exile-retells-the-history-of-old-testament According to IBNA correspondent, the book has been translated by Asghar Rastegar and released by Cheshmeh Publishing. In ‘From Eden to Exile: The Epic History of the People of the Bible’ retells the history of the Old Testament, using the latest in archeological research and incorporating the revised "New Chronology" for the ancient world. The strength and brilliance of Rohl's narrative is his "New Chronology" for Egypt. He writes that the traditional chronology yields no evidence of the Jews' sojourn in Egypt, or the Exodus, or the Conquest, or even of the flourishing of the nation of Israel under David and Solomon. Rohl, based on new archeological and textual evidence, revises the chronology. He goes back and looks at the same places, but at different times, and finds countless confirmations of the details of the biblical account. His history of both Egypt and Israel is "satisfyingly supported by the stratigraphic record and colorfully enhanced by the contemporary texts of Israel's powerful neighbors. It provides a solid and ultimately believable historical foundation for the religious messages of the biblical text." The book uses illustrations and maps derived from satellite photography as well as stunning photographs of ancient artifacts. Rohl has a knack for taking the details of archeology and explaining sophisticated concepts and analyses in ways that a layman can easily understand. The result is an engaging book that will change the way you think about the Bible.   David Michael Rohl (born 12 September 1950) is an Egyptologist and former director of the Institute for the Study of Interdisciplinary Sciences (ISIS) who from the 1980s has put forward several unconventional theories revising the chronology of Ancient Egypt and Israel to form an alternative new chronology.   ]]> Technology and Science Fri, 06 Sep 2019 13:41:26 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/280622/from-eden-to-exile-retells-the-history-of-old-testament Iranian-American director Bahrani to film ‘The White Tiger’ ‎ http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/280494/iranian-american-director-bahrani-to-film-the-white-tiger According to IBNA correspondent, quoting the Hollywood Reporter, Bahrani, director of 'Fahrenheit 451' (2018) based on Ray Bradbury’s acclaimed novel will helm the movie, Indian actress and producer Priyanka Chopra-Jonas will lead the movie which will also star Rajkummar Rao.   ‘The White Tiger’ is the debut novel by Indian author Aravind Adiga. It was first published in 2008 and won the 40th Man Booker Prize in the same year and made the New York Times bestseller list. The novel provides a darkly humorous perspective of India's class struggle in a globalized world as told through a retrospective narration from Balram Halwai, a village boy.   Ramin Bahrani who is also a screenwriter and producer was born on March 20, 1975 in North Carolina, USA. known for 99 Homes (2014), Chop Shop (2007) and Fahrenheit 451 (2018). His ‘Chop Shop’ was listed by the late Film critic Roger Ebert as the 6th best film of the 2000s and hailed Bahrani as "the new director of the decade."   ]]> Literature and Art Fri, 06 Sep 2019 11:16:11 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/280494/iranian-american-director-bahrani-to-film-the-white-tiger Young adult drama novel ‘Monster’ reaches Iranian readership http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/280618/young-adult-drama-novel-monster-reaches-iranian-readership According to IBNA correspondent, the book has been translated into Persian by Shaida Ranjbar and released by Paydayesh Publishing in 228 pages and 1000 copies.      ‘Monster’ was nominated for the 1122 National Book Award for Young People's Literature, won the Michael L. Printz Award in 2000 and was named a Coretta Scott King Award Honor the same year. The synopsis of the novel reads: “Sixteen-year-old Steve Harmon is on trial for murder. A Harlem drugstore owner was shot and killed in his store, and the word is that Steve served as the lookout.   Guilty or innocent, Steve becomes a pawn in the hands of "the system," cluttered with cynical authority figures and unscrupulous inmates, who will turn in anyone to shorten their own sentences. For the first time, Steve is forced to think about who he is as he faces prison, where he may spend all the tomorrows of his life.   As a way of coping with the horrific events that entangle him, Steve, an amateur filmmaker, decides to transcribe his trial into a script, just like in the movies. He writes it all down, scene by scene, the story of how his whole life was turned around in an instant. But despite his efforts, the reality is blurred and his vision obscured until he can no longer tell who he is or what is the truth.”   ]]> Literature and Art Fri, 06 Sep 2019 10:14:29 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/280618/young-adult-drama-novel-monster-reaches-iranian-readership Persian language instructor to be sent to Peshawar University http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/280475/persian-language-instructor-to-be-sent-peshawar-university According to IBNA correspondent, quoting from the public relations department of Islamic Culture and Relations Organization, Mehran Eskandarian, Iran's Cultural Attaché to Peshawar and the director of Iran's Culture House in Peshawar met Hossein Shahid Sohrevardi, the director of Peace and War Department of the University of Peshawar.   In the meeting, Sohrevardi stressed on the importance of learning Persian language and literature as the historical heritage of Indian Subcontinent, saying that return to this language will recover the forgotten culture, history, literature and identity of the people in this region.   Iran's Cultural Attaché to Peshawar said for his part that development of Persian language in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa region particularly in university environments is one of the key objectives of Iran's Culture House in Peshawar.   The University of Peshawar is one of the oldest universities in Pakistan, and is ranked as one of the highest rated universities in the country.   The university was founded in 1950 and offers programs for undergraduate, post-graduate, and doctoral studies. With approximately 14,000 enrolled students attending the university, it has six academic faculties with forty postgraduate department as well as two "centers of excellence.       ]]> Literature and Art Thu, 05 Sep 2019 12:38:28 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/280475/persian-language-instructor-to-be-sent-peshawar-university ‎‘Panama, Panama’ by Alberto Vázquez-Figueroa translated into Persian http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/280663/panama-panama-by-alberto-vázquez-figueroa-translated-into-persian According to IBNA correspondent, the novel which has been translated into Persian by Ghasem San'avi and released by Doustan Publishing is not of course about the country of Panama but the escapades of a young rich man as well as a hostage-taking plan implemented out of good intentions.   Vázquez-Figueroa and his family fled from the Canary Islands to Africa during the Spanish Civil War. Since his youth, he visited the Sahara and described the culture of the desert region. He attended the studios of the Escuela Oficial de Periodismo de Madrid in a part of 1962 and worked in the Destino specials.   He was a war correspondent in La Vanguardia, for TVE (Televisión Española) and for the program A toda plana with de la Cuadra Salcedo and Silva. As a correspondent, he documented revolutionary wars in countries such as Bolivia, the Dominican Republic, and Guatemala.   He later wrote his first novel, Arena ‘y viento’ (Sand and Wind), and in 1975, he published as many as 14 to 15 novellas such as ‘Ébano’. His other works include ‘Tuareg’, ‘Ébano’, and ‘El perro’. He has also published an autobiography called ‘Anaconda’.   ‘Panama, Panama’ in Persian has been published in 296 pages and 550 copies.     ]]> Literature and Art Thu, 05 Sep 2019 12:16:29 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/280663/panama-panama-by-alberto-vázquez-figueroa-translated-into-persian Boosting Iran-Russia publishing cooperation stressed http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/280477/boosting-iran-russia-publishing-cooperation-stressed According to IBNA correspondent, quoting from the public relations office of Iran's Cultural Fairs Institute (ICFI), on the sidelines of Moscow International Book Fair, Iranian writers Jamal al-Din Akrami and Mahdi Rajabi met Persian language instructors and students of Moscow State Linguistic University.   The status of children and young adults literature and illustration in the books from Iran and Russia was discussed in the session. Furthermore, Rajabi referred to the role played by literature in promoting peace and friendship among the nations and said literature removes the borders between humans and enhances the feeling of sympathy.   Moscow State Linguistic University (MSLU) is a state-financed institution of higher education in the Russian Federation. MSLU is a centre for linguistic education, scholarship and culture whose priorities include training high-level professionals in Linguistics and the Humanities in general, along with designing and conducting fundamental and applied research in the area of General Linguistics, Theoretical and Historical Linguistics, theories of specific languages, Literary History, and also of Pedagogy, Psychology, Logic, Philosophy, History, Economics, Political Science, Sociology, Law, Theory of Culture and other fields.                ]]> Literature and Art Thu, 05 Sep 2019 11:52:39 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/280477/boosting-iran-russia-publishing-cooperation-stressed Singapore to host International Conference on Critical Terrorism Studies ‎ http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/280664/singapore-to-host-international-conference-on-critical-terrorism-studies According to IBNA correspondent quoting from Waset.org International Conference on Critical Terrorism Studies and Contemporary Terrorism aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Critical Terrorism Studies and Contemporary Terrorism. It also provides a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the fields of Critical Terrorism Studies and Contemporary Terrorism.       Topics of interest for submission include, but are not limited to:     Critical terrorism studies (CTS)     CTS's approach to modern terror problems     Understanding and analyzing modern terrorist organizations and        groups     Critical theory and terrorism studies     Critical security studies     Critics of terrorism studies     Domestic and international terrorist motivations     Case studies of actual events     Counterterrorism strategies     Violence and religion     History of CTS     Ontological and epistemological foundations of CTS     Critical realism and reflectivism     Differences between CTS and terrorism studies     Utilization of critical theory     Removing ethnocentrism     Facilitating the spread of emancipation     Freedom from policy     Traditional terrorism studies' response     CTS's main critiques of terrorism studies     CTS's approach to war and terror     The bush doctrine     Counter-insurgency failures     The war on terror and patriotism     Creating a narrative of the enemy     Terrorism and mobilities   Deadline for submitting abstracts/full-text articles is November 15, 2020.     ]]> History and Politics Thu, 05 Sep 2019 10:49:38 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/280664/singapore-to-host-international-conference-on-critical-terrorism-studies ‎‘Beartown’ by Frederick Beckman rendered into Persian http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/280460/beartown-by-frederick-beckman-rendered-into-persian According to IBNA correspondent, in ‘Beartown’, Frederick Beckman who soared to international fame with his novel ‘A Man Called Ove’ (2012) presents a poignant, charming story about a forgotten town fractured by scandal, and the amateur hockey team that might just change everything. The book has been translated into Persian by Mi’ad Jahantigh and released by Elmi Publishing in 550 pages.     Winning a junior ice hockey championship might not mean a lot to the average person, but it means everything to the residents of Beartown, a community slowly being eaten alive by unemployment and the surrounding wilderness. A victory like this would draw national attention to the ailing town: it could attract government funding and an influx of talented athletes who would choose Beartown over the big nearby cities.   A victory like this would certainly mean everything to Amat, a short, scrawny teenager who is treated like an outcast everywhere but on the ice; to Kevin, a star player just on the cusp of securing his golden future in the NHL; and to Peter, their dedicated general manager whose own professional hockey career ended in tragedy.   At first, it seems like the team might have a shot at fulfilling the dreams of their entire town. But one night at a drunken celebration following a key win, something happens between Kevin and the general manager's daughter--and the next day everything seems to have changed. Accusations are made and, like ripples on a pond, they travel through all of Beartown, leaving no resident unaffected.   With so much riding on the success of the team, the line between loyalty and betrayal becomes difficult to discern. At last, it falls to one young man to find the courage to speak the truth that it seems no one else wants to hear.     ]]> Literature and Art Wed, 04 Sep 2019 12:46:53 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/280460/beartown-by-frederick-beckman-rendered-into-persian Moradi Kermani, mobile libraries of ICIDCY introduced for Lindgren Prize http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/280463/moradi-kermani-mobile-libraries-of-icidcy-introduced-for-lindgren-prize According to IBNA correspondent coaching from the public and international relations department of the Center for Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults, it’s the third time that Houshang Moradi Kermani and the mobile libraries of ICIDCY are introduced for this prize.   The Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award (Litteraturpriset till Astrid Lindgrens mine in Swedish) is an international children’s literary award which worth five million Swedish Krona, making it the richest award in children's literature and one of the richest literary prizes in the world. The Swedish award meant for promoting children’s and young adults literature all across the world. Astrid Lindgren was a Swedish writer of fiction and screenplays. She is best known for children's book series featuring ‘Pippi Longstocking’, ‘Emil i Lönneberga’, ‘Karlsson-on-the-Roof’, and ‘the Six Bullerby Children’ (or Children of Noisy Village), as well as the children's fantasy novels ‘Mio’, ‘My Son’, ‘Ronia the Robber's Daughter’, and ‘The Brothers Lionheart’. In January 2017, she was calculated to be the world's 18th most translated author.  In our country the nominees are introduced by ICIDCY, Iran’s Council of Children Books, Research Institute of Children’s Literature History and Iranian Writers Association. The award is competed by nominees from over 60 countries.        ]]> Children Wed, 04 Sep 2019 11:18:48 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/280463/moradi-kermani-mobile-libraries-of-icidcy-introduced-for-lindgren-prize Athens to host International Conference on Metaphysics and Religion http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/280654/athens-to-host-international-conference-on-metaphysics-and-religion According to IBNA correspondent quoting Waset.org, International Conference on Metaphysics and Religion aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Metaphysics and Religion. It also provides a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the fields of Metaphysics and Religion.   Topics of interest for submission include, but are not limited to:     Metaphysics     Metaphysics and epistemology     Central questions     Being as such, first causes, unchanging things     Categories of being and universals     Substance     Theology     Religion     Metaphysics in science     The problems of metaphysics     Modality     Space and time     Persistence and constitution     Causation, freedom and determinism     The mental and physical     The methodology of metaphysics     Being and ontology     Identity and change     Causality and time   Deadline for submitting abstracts/full-text articles is November 15, 2020.   ]]> Religion and Thought Wed, 04 Sep 2019 10:24:11 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/280654/athens-to-host-international-conference-on-metaphysics-and-religion Iranian author, book promoter introduced for Astrid Lindgren Award http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/280635/iranian-author-book-promoter-introduced-for-astrid-lindgren-award According to IBNA correspondent, the nominees were introduced at a meeting held on Monday, September 2, which was attended by the secretary of Iran’s Association of Children and Young Adults Writers Ja’far Touzandehjani as well as several writers and translators. The Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award (Litteraturpriset till Astrid Lindgrens mine in Swedish) is an international children’s literary award which worth five million Swedish Krona, making it the richest award in children's literature and one of the richest literary prizes in the world. The Swedish award aims to promote children’s and young adults literature all across the world.   ]]> Children Tue, 03 Sep 2019 14:33:34 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/280635/iranian-author-book-promoter-introduced-for-astrid-lindgren-award Books supported by Grant Plan will travel to FBF http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/shortint/280634/books-supported-by-grant-plan-will-travel-to-fbf Speaking to IBNA correspondent, Ali Fereidouni director of the Grant Plan which has been launched by the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance to back the translation and publication of Persian books into other languages said that among these 50 books two books titled ‘Commander Bibi Maryam Bakhtiari’ and ‘The Revised Version of Divan of Hafez’ by Baha al-Din Khorramshahi which have been translated into English will be unveiled in Frankfurt.   Referring to other programs of the secretariat of the Grant Plan the 71st Frankfurt International Book Fair, Fereidouni said: "The Grant Plan brochure will be presented in eight languages, including Italian, German, Russian, Chinese, French, ‎Turkish, Arabic and Urdu, and will be offered in the Iranian stand in the fair. Iran will be supplied. In addition, an advertising teaser will further introduce the plan.‎   He added that meetings with officials of several countries, including Turkey, Germany, Serbia ‎and China have been scheduled to introduce the Grant Plan and we are consulting with some other countries on the issue.‎ Frankfurt International Book Fair 2019 is scheduled for October 16 to 20.   ]]> Book Fair Tue, 03 Sep 2019 13:36:54 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/shortint/280634/books-supported-by-grant-plan-will-travel-to-fbf First books by Bender, Michaelides in Persian to be unveiled http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/280617/first-books-by-bender-michaelides-in-persian-to-be-unveiled According to IBNA correspondent, the unveiling ceremony will be held by Foundation for Supporters of Children and Young Adults as a charity event whose revenues will go to the foundation to be spent on children’s welfare and education.   The ceremony will be attended by Iranian scholars Javad Mojabi and Kayhan Bahmani among others.   Aimee Bender (1969) is an American novelist and short story writer, known for her surreal plots and characters. In ‘The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake’ she presents the moving story of a girl whose magical gift is really a devastating curse.   Alex Michaelides (1977) is a novelist and screenwriter. His screenplays are ‘The Devil You Know’ (2013) and ‘The Con is On’ (2018).   Bookshar Bookstore in Tehran will host the unveiling ceremony on Thursday at 4:30 p.m.     ]]> Literature and Art Tue, 03 Sep 2019 12:11:53 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/280617/first-books-by-bender-michaelides-in-persian-to-be-unveiled Book reflects undeniable role of German philosophers in theoretical ‎movements http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/280479/book-reflects-undeniable-role-of-german-philosophers-in-theoretical-movements According to IBNA correspondent, ‘Knowledge and Individuality, Letters from German Philosophy of the 20th Century’ has been translated and authored by Mahdi Este’dadi Shaad and released by Gaam-e No Publishing.   The book is almost focused on the first and third generations of German thinkers and tries to shed light on two discourses of ontology and critical theory. The content includes the following subjects: Classical Philosopher of Modernity: Herbert Schnädelbach, What Is Poetry? Martin Heidegger, Holderlin, and the Essence of Composition: Martin Heidegger, Heidegger and Evaluation of Poetry, What is Existential Philosophy? Hannah Arendt, part of the full translation of Hannah Arendt, On the Concept of Man: Max Horkheimer, The Philosophy of History: Walter Benjamin, Art, Is It Fun? Theodore W. Adorno, On the Position of the Narrator in the Contemporary Novel: Theodore W. Adorno, The Motivations of Philosophy in the Twentieth Century: Jürgen Habermas, Motivations of Post-Metaphysical Thoughts: Jurgen Habermas, Religion in Public Sphere: Jürgen Habermas An Interview with Jürgen Habermas, The Habermasian Dispute with Naturalism and Religion, Objectification of Theodore W. Adorno's Philosophy: Axel Hunt, Sublimation of Marx's Legacy: Axel Honneth, The Process of Coming to Individuality: Axel Honneth and interpretations on the Translation of Two Previous Articles.   ‘Knowledge and Individuality, Letters from German Philosophy of the 20th Century’ has been published in 316 pages and 700 copies.   ]]> Religion and Thought Tue, 03 Sep 2019 10:35:43 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/280479/book-reflects-undeniable-role-of-german-philosophers-in-theoretical-movements ‎150 companies to participate at 3rd Iran’s Printing Exhibition http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/shortint/280344/150-companies-to-participate-at-3rd-iran-s-printing-exhibition Speaking to IBNA, Hamed Irani, CEO of of Barsaz Rouydad Pars, the company which holds the 3rd Iran’s Printing and Packaging Industry Exhibition (IPAP) said that for this year the area of the exhibition has increased by 25% and it is expected that more visitors will attend the event.   “Another pavilion has been added to the area of the exhibition and the syndicate of paper and cardboard producers will really hold educational courses to be taught by experts,” he added.   Iran’s Printing and Packaging Industry Exhibition (IPAP) in Teheran targets all suppliers along the entire value chain for printing technologies-from prepress/print, premedia/multichannel, postpress, converting and packaging, materials, equipment, services and infrastructure.   Shahr-e-Aftab Sun City is Iran’s latest and biggest exhibition center. Conveniently located between Tehran City and the international airport with access to several highways and public transportation connections, it offers 1.3 million square feet of exhibit space in 16 halls.         ]]> Print Industry Mon, 02 Sep 2019 12:24:51 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/shortint/280344/150-companies-to-participate-at-3rd-iran-s-printing-exhibition ‎‘The Cultural Studies Reader’ at Iranian bookstores http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/280608/the-cultural-studies-reader-at-iranian-bookstores According to IBNA correspondent, Simon During’s book has been translated by Nima Malek-Mohammadi and Shahriar Vaghfipour and released by Elmi va Farhangi Publishing in Tehran. ‘The Cultural Studies Reader’ is a standard textbook in the field explaining the history and key concerns of cultural studies brings together important articles by leading thinkers to provide an essential guide to the development, key issues and future directions of cultural studies.   The book includes: 36 essays, an editor’s preface succinctly introducing each article with suggestions for further reading and covers every major cultural studies method and theory, an updated account of recent developments in the field and articles on new areas such as culture and nature and the cultures of globalization. Born in 1950, Simon During completed his PhD at the University of Cambridge. Since 2010 he has been a Research Professor at the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities at the University of Queensland as well as holding visiting positions at the Frei Universität Berlin, Universität Tübingen, the American Academy of Rome, the University of Cambridge, Université de Paris and elsewhere.   His work contributes to the study of British literary history, literary and cultural theory, postcolonialism, secularism, Australian and New Zealand literatures, and has been translated into many languages. Perhaps his most well-known book, which is regarded to have the widest impact, is ‘Modern Enchantments: The Cultural and Secular Power of Magic’ (2002), which explores the history of magic.   ‘The Cultural Studies Reader’ in Persian has been published 627 and 1000 copies.       ]]> Religion and Thought Mon, 02 Sep 2019 11:34:36 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/280608/the-cultural-studies-reader-at-iranian-bookstores Persian translation of ‘The Twelve Chairs’ due http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/280611/persian-translation-of-the-twelve-chairs-due According to IBNA correspondent, the book has been translated from Russian into Persian by Abtin Golkar who says that Ilya Ilf and Yevgeni Petrov wrote ‘The Twelve Chairs’ together sentence by sentence. In the history of Soviets literature, they are regarded as a single author. "‘The Twelve Chairs’ is in the fashion of adventure novels as the protagonist who looks for a treasure has to travel to defriend Russians cities of post-revolution Russia and confront different people. Therefore, the novel meticulously portrays various layers of Russian society of that time," he added. The novel, though short, resonates with all the important events of the time. Numerous side characters, places and institutions are caught in a sharp light, sometimes of satire, sometimes of gentle irony: the operations of a Moscow newspaper, the 3% government bonds, New Economic Policy decadence and so on. The novel has inspired at least twenty adaptations in Russia and abroad including a version titled ‘The Twelve Chairs’ (1970) by the celebrated American comedian and film director Mel Brooks. His film followed the novel more closely, but with a sanitized "happier" ending. Persian translation of ‘The Twelve Chairs’ will be released by Mahi Publishing in Tehran. ]]> Literature and Art Sun, 01 Sep 2019 11:55:39 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/280611/persian-translation-of-the-twelve-chairs-due Durkheim’s ideas on suicide to be reviewed in Tehran http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/280345/durkheim-s-ideas-on-suicide-to-be-reviewed-in-tehran According to IBNA correspondent, the meeting will be held by scientific department of Iranian Sociology Association. The event will be attended by sociologist and university professor Ahmad Bukharaei, President of the Iranian Association of Social Work and Seyyed Hassan Mousavi Chalak, researcher of social and urban studies of Iran. Ardeshir Bahrami , researcher and activist for women's rights Parvin Zabihi,  and Director of Iranian Sociological Association Sirvan Mahoudi are among the other experts who will participate in the discussion. Durkheim’s book, ‘Suicide’ (French: Le suicide) written in 1897 was the first methodological study of a social fact in the context of society. It is ostensibly a case study of suicide, a publication unique for its time that provided an example of what the sociological monograph should look like. The meeting is scheduled for 5 to 8 p.m.   ]]> Technology and Science Sun, 01 Sep 2019 10:06:29 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/280345/durkheim-s-ideas-on-suicide-to-be-reviewed-in-tehran Brecht’s ‘The Good Person of Szechwan’ released in Persian http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/280235/brecht-s-the-good-person-of-szechwan-released-in-persian According to IBNA correspondent, the play which has been written in collaboration with Margarete Steffin and Ruth Berlau has been translated into Persian by Kamran Jamali and released by Niloufar Publishing in Tehran. The play is an example of Brecht's "non-Aristotelian drama", a dramatic form intended to be staged with the methods of epic theatre. The play is a parable set in the Chinese "city of Sichuan". ‘The Good Person of Szechwan’ follows a young prostitute, Shen Teh , as she struggles to lead a life that is "good" according to the terms of the morality taught by the gods and to which her fellow citizens of Szechwan (Sichuan) pay no regard, without allowing herself to be abused and trod upon by those who would accept and, more often than not, abuse her goodness. Her neighbors and friends prove so brutal in their filling of their bellies that Shen Teh is forced to invent an alter ego to protect herself: a male cousin named Shui Ta, who becomes a cold and stern protector of Shen Teh's interests.   It has been argued that Brecht's use of the literary device of the split character in this play is a representation of the antagonism between individual-being and species-being that underlies bourgeois societies.   Most of Brecht’s plays such as ‘The Caucasian Chalk Circle’, ‘Mother Courage and Her Children’, ‘He Said Yes / He Said No’, ‘Round Heads and Pointed Heads’ and ‘Life of Galileo’ have already been translated into Persian and staged in Iranian playhouses.     ]]> Literature and Art Sat, 31 Aug 2019 12:47:56 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/280235/brecht-s-the-good-person-of-szechwan-released-in-persian Delhi University seeks newly published Iranian books http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/280229/delhi-university-seeks-newly-published-iranian-books According to IBNA correspondent quoting from the public relations department of Islamic Culture and Relations Organization, Iran’s Deputy of Cultural Attaché to New Delhi Ali-Reza Qazveh and Head of the Persian Language Center in New Delhi Ehsan Shokrollahi visited the University of Delhi and held a meeting with Rajender Kumar (PHD) who requested for new Iranian books of literary criticism, novel and poetry to enrich the Persian Department of the University.   Regarding the importance of boosting cultural ties between Iran and India, he also welcomed hosting conferences and cultural dialogues between the two countries in his country for the upcoming year.   The University of Delhi, informally known as Delhi University (DU), is a collegiate public central university, located in New Delhi, India which was founded in 1922. The university has since become India's largest institution of higher learning and among the largest in the world. It currently consists of 16 faculties and 86 departments distributed across its North and South campuses.   ]]> Literature and Art Sat, 31 Aug 2019 11:14:21 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/280229/delhi-university-seeks-newly-published-iranian-books St. Louis to host Philosophy in a Social World Conference http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/280496/st-louis-to-host-philosophy-in-a-social-world-conference According to IBNA correspondent, quoting from philevents.org, UMSL’s Philosophers’ Forum invites submissions to the 14th annual Gateway Graduate Conference, “Philosophy in a Social World.” The conference hopes to explore the role of philosophy in our lives as social beings. This will involve engagement across multiple philosophical subdisciplines, including but not limited to epistemology, ethics, feminist philosophy, and metaphilosophy.   Topic areas include:  Epistemology  Metaphilosophy  Meta-Ethics  Normative Ethics  Philosophy of Gender, Race, and Sexuality  Social and Political Philosophy   Questions of inquiry include, but are not limited to, the following topics: Can (or should) philosophy have a specific social, political, or moral orientation? How should philosophers engage with contemporary social issues, if at all? Are loneliness, alienation, and solitude philosophical topics, or do they properly belong to other areas of inquiry? Given that we are social beings, how ought we conceive of human agency? Can we gain moral knowledge from the testimony of others? To what extent does recognition (or lack thereof) harm or alienate others? How might feminism or intersectional commitments inform how one conceives of rationality and reason? How might Anglophone social epistemology fruitfully interact with non-Anglophone philosophical traditions, such as Critical Theory? Is it possible to be alienated from oneself, or only from a larger community?   Articles submission deadline is September 16, 2019     ]]> Religion and Thought Fri, 30 Aug 2019 09:55:29 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/280496/st-louis-to-host-philosophy-in-a-social-world-conference Creative acts workshop based on David McKee’s ‘The Conquerors’ due http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/280639/creative-acts-workshop-based-on-david-mckee-s-the-conquerors-due According to IBNA correspondent, the program which has been organized by Ghoncheh Publishing in Tehran, will be attended by children and will feature creative plays by children as ‘The Conquerors’ by British writer and illustrator of children’s books David McKee will be the guiding text. The synopsis of The Conquerors’ reads: “The ruling general of a dominant country conquered all his neighbors in order to rule as much as possible. This plan worked, until there was only one small jovial country left. When the soldiers went there to subjugate it, they were persuaded out of their uniforms, into the taverns, and onto the dance floors. However many times soldiers were sent home and replaced by new recruits, each one was suborned; and the returning military took back with them the traditions and music of the conquered nation. Just who has conquered whom?” The program is scheduled for Friday at 5 to 7 p.m. in Tehran’s Book Garden.   ]]> Children Thu, 29 Aug 2019 12:59:31 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/280639/creative-acts-workshop-based-on-david-mckee-s-the-conquerors-due ‎ Two Persian translations of Joyce's debut novel to be reviewed http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/280495/two-persian-translations-of-joyce-s-debut-novel-to-be-reviewed According to IBNA correspondent, in the meeting which will be held at Book House Hall of Iran’s Book House Institute, two Persian translations of ‘A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man’ by Parviz Dariush and Manouchehr Badi’ei will be discussed.   The portrayal of Stephen Dedalus's, a fictional alter ego of Joyce and an allusion to Daedalus, the consummate craftsman of Greek mythology in Dublin during childhood and youth, his quest for identity through art and his gradual emancipation from the claims of family, religion and Ireland itself, is also an oblique self-portrait of the young James Joyce and a universal testament to the artist's 'eternal imagination'.   Both an insight into Joyce's life and childhood, and a unique work of modernist fiction, ‘A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man’ is a novel of awakening, religious rebellion and the essential search for voice and meaning.     ]]> Literature and Art Thu, 29 Aug 2019 12:03:29 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/280495/two-persian-translations-of-joyce-s-debut-novel-to-be-reviewed ‎2nd Iran’s Translation World Award to be held http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/280644/2nd-iran-s-translation-world-award-to-be-held According to IBNA correspondent, Iran’s Translation World Award aims to develop the network of international translators who are engaged in translating Persian works into other languages. The event is held by The Center of Iranian Translators Unions, Iran’s Book House Institute, and the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance, the organizer of the Grant Plan which is aimed to support the translation of Persian books into other languages. In the first edition of the award, Persian works of literature for children and young adults which were translated in 2013 to 2018 the judgments were based on four criteria of translation, production, distribution, and feedback. The American Caroline Croskery won the award of the first edition. For more information visit: www.iuptia.ir.     ]]> Literature and Art Wed, 28 Aug 2019 13:25:35 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/280644/2nd-iran-s-translation-world-award-to-be-held A new Persian translation of ‘The Blind Assassin’ released http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/280613/a-new-persian-translation-of-the-blind-assassin-released According to IBNA correspondent, the new translation of the novel has been carried out by Habib Gohari Raad and released by Jomhouri Publishing in Tehran. ‘The Blind Assassin’ unfolds layer by astonishing layer and concludes in a brilliant twist was awarded the Man Booker Prize in 2000 and the Hammett Prize in 2001.   ‘The Blind Assassin’ opens with these simple, resonant words: "Ten days after the war ended, my sister drove a car off the bridge." They are spoken by Iris, whose terse account of her sister Laura's death in 1945 is followed by an inquest report proclaiming the death accidental. But just as the reader expects to settle into Laura's story, Atwood introduces a novel-within-a-novel. Entitled ‘The Blind Assassin’, it is a science fiction story told by two unnamed lovers who meet in dingy backstreet rooms. When we return to Iris, it is through a 1947 newspaper article announcing the discovery of a sailboat carrying the dead body of her husband, a distinguished industrialist.” Poet, novelist, literary critic, essayist, inventor, teacher, and environmental activist Atwood has published seventeen books of poetry, sixteen novels, ten books of non-fiction, eight collections of short fiction, eight children's books, and one graphic novel, as well as a number of small press editions in poetry and fiction.   As a novelist and poet, Atwood's works encompass a variety of themes including gender and identity, religion and myth, the power of language, climate change, and "power politics". Many of her poems are inspired by myths and fairy tales which interested her from a very early age.   The new Persian translation of ‘The Blind Assassin’ has been published in 656 pages.   ]]> Literature and Art Wed, 28 Aug 2019 12:41:39 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/280613/a-new-persian-translation-of-the-blind-assassin-released