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Khalili, Sara

Overview
Works: 21 works in 65 publications in 5 languages and 4,183 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Romance fiction  Short stories  History  Biography  Biographies  Domestic fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Translator
Classifications: PK6561.M236, 891.5533
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Sara Khalili
Kissing the sword : a prison memoir by Shahrnūsh Pārsīʹpūr( )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 1,083 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Shahrnush Parsipur was an important writer and television producer in her native Iran until 1979 when the Islamic Republic began imprisoning its citizens. Kissing the Sword captures the surreal experiences of serving time without being charged with a crime, and witnessing the systematic destruction of any and all opposition to fundamentalist power. It is a memoir filled with both horror and humor: nights blasted by the sounds of machine gun fire as hundreds of prisoners are summarily executed, and days spent debating prison officials on whether the Quran demands that women be covered. Parsipur, one of the great novelists of modern Iran, known for magic realism, tells a story here that is all too real. She mines her own painful memories to create an urgent call for one of the most basic of human rights: freedom of expression. Born in Iran in 1946, Shahrnush Parsipur began her career as a fiction writer and producer at Iranian National Television and Radio. She was imprisoned for nearly five years by the religious government without being formally charged. Shortly after her release, she published Women Without Men and was arrested and jailed again, this time for her frank and defiant portrayal of women's sexuality. While still banned in Iran, the novel became an underground bestseller there, and has been translated into many languages around the world. Parsipur is also the author of Touba and the Meaning of Night, among many other books, and now lives in exile in northern California. "
Censoring an Iranian love story : a novel by Shahriyār Mandanīʹpūr( Book )

13 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 903 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The novel entwines two equally powerful narratives. A writer named Shahriar--the author's fictional alter ego--has struggled for years against the all-powerful censor at the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance. Now, on the threshold of fifty, tired of writing dark and bitter stories, he has come to realize that the "world around us has enough death and destruction and sorrow." He sets out instead to write a bewitching love story, one set in present-day Iran ... Beautiful black-haired Sara and fiercely proud Dara fall in love in the dusty stacks of the library, where they pass secret messages to each other encoded in the pages of their favorite books. But Iran's Campaign Against Social Corruption forbids their being alone together. Defying the state and their disapproving parents, they meet in secret amid the bustling streets, Internet cafés, and lush private gardens of Tehran. Yet writing freely of Sara and Dara's encounters, their desires, would put Shahriar in as much peril as his lovers. Thus we read not just the scenes Shahriar has written but also the sentences and words he's crossed out or merely imagined, knowing they can never be published
The shipwrecked : contemporary stories by women from Iran by Fereshteh Nouraie-Simone( )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This stunning collection of short stories captures the lives of women in Iran in the aftermath of the revolution. Evoking the enormous isolation of daily existence, and the persistence of a people living under a repressive regime, these literary gems reward us with an inside view of a turbulent and closed society. Fereshteh Nouraie-Simone is a historian at the American University School of International Service and the editor of On Shifting Ground: Muslim Women in the Global Era. --Provided by publisher
The book of fate by Parīnūsh Sanīʻī( Book )

11 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A teenager in pre-revolutionary Tehran, Massoumeh is an ordinary girl, passionate about learning. On her way to school she meets a local man and falls in love - but when her family discover his letters they accuse her of bringing them into dishonour. She is badly beaten by her brother, and her parents hastily arrange a marriage to a man she's never met. Facing a life without love, and the prospect of no education, Massoumeh is distraught - but a female neighbour urges her to comply: 'We each have a destiny, and you can't fight yours.' The years that follow Massoumeh's wedding prove transformative for Iran. Hamid, Massoumeh's husband, is a political dissident and a threat to the Shah's oppressive regime and when the secret service arrive to arrest him, it is the start of a terrifying period for Massoumeh. Her fate, so long dictated by family loyalty and tradition, is now tied to the changing fortunes of her country. Spanning five turbulent decades of Iranian history, from before the 1979 revolution, through the Islamic Republic and up to the present, The Book of Fate is a powerful story of friendship and passion, fear and hope - and a rare insider's view of Iranian society
The Pomegranate Lady and her Sons : selected stories by Gulī Taraqqī( Book )

7 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of stories from the Iranian author includes a tale about a woman whose former maid becomes her jailer and a story about an old woman searching for her fugitive sons in Sweden
Moon brow by Shahriyār Mandanīʹpūr( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Before shrapnel severed his left arm during the Iran-Iraq war, Amir Khan lived the life of a carefree playboy. Five years later, his mother and sister Reyhaneh find him in mental hospital for shell-shocked soldiers and bring him home to Tehran. His memories decimated, Amir is haunted by the vision of a mysterious woman he believes is his fiancee. Wildly inventive and radically empathetic, steeped in Persian folklore and contemporary Middle East history, Moon Brow is the great Iranian novelist Shahriar Mandanipour's unforgettable epic of love, war, morality, faith, and family
A stranger among us : stories of cross cultural collision and connection by Stacy Bierlein( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of stories by a variety of authors portrays the diverse challenges, cultural clashes, and joys people have experienced as newcomers to a foreign land
Verlangen naar vrijheid by Parīnūsh Sanīʻī( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in Dutch and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een Iraanse moeder van twee zonen krijgt te maken met een revolutie en een oorlog en leert in de tweede helft van de 20e eeuw gaandeweg dat ze haar leven niet meer wil laten bepalen door de mannen om haar heen
Censoring an Iranian love story : a novel by Shahriyār Mandanīʹpūr( Recording )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From one of Iran's most acclaimed and controversial contemporary writers, his first novel to appear in English--a dazzlingly inventive work of fiction that opens a revelatory window onto what it's like to live, to love, and to be an artist in today's Iran. The novel entwines two equally powerful narratives
Rituals of restlessness by Yaʻqūb Yād ʻAlī( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dūbārah mīʹsāzamat vaṭan = My country, I shall build you again : barguzīdah-ʼi ashʻār hamrāh bā tarjumah-ʼi Ingilīsī by Sīmīn Bihbihānī( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in Persian and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bih surkhī-i ātash, bih ṭaʻm-i dūd : barguzīdah-ʼi ashʻār-i hamrāh bā tarjumah-ʼi Ingilīsī by Siyāvash Kasrāʼī( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in Persian and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Khūsh bih ḥāl-i ghunchahʹhā-yi nīmahʹbāz : barguzīdah-ʼi ashʻār-i hamrāh bā tarjumah-ʼi Ingilīsī by Farīdūn Mushīrī( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in Persian and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kissing the sword : my prison years in Iran by Shahrnūsh Pārsīʹpūr( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Shahrnush Parsipur was an important writer and television producer in her native Iran until 1979 when the Islamic Republic began imprisoning its citizens. Kissing the Sword captures the surreal experiences of serving time without being charged with a crime, and witnessing the systematic destruction of any and all opposition to fundamentalist power. It is a memoir filled with both horror and humor: nights blasted by the sounds of machine gun fire as hundreds of prisoners are summarily executed, and days spent debating prison officials on whether the Quran demands that women be covered. Parsipur, one of the great novelists of modern Iran, known for magic realism, tells a story here that is all too real. She mines her own painful memories to create an urgent call for one of the most basic of human rights: freedom of expression. Born in Iran in 1946, Shahrnush Parsipur began her career as a fiction writer and producer at Iranian National Television and Radio. She was imprisoned for nearly five years by the religious government without being formally charged. Shortly after her release, she published Women Without Men and was arrested and jailed again, this time for her frank and defiant portrayal of women's sexuality. While still banned in Iran, the novel became an underground bestseller there, and has been translated into many languages around the world. Parsipur is also the author of Touba and the Meaning of Night, among many other books, and now lives in exile in northern California."--
Chikīdah-i maqālāt-i nukhustīn Hamāyish-i Millī-i Anīmayshan-i Īrān by Hamāyish-i Millī-i Anīmayshan-i Īrān( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in Persian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Bih surkhī-i ātash, bih ṭaʻm-i dūd : barguzīdah-ʼi ashʻār hamrāh bā tarjumah-ʼi Ingilīsī by Siyāvash Kasrāʼī( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in Persian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Censoring an Iranian love story by Shahriyār Mandanīʹpūr( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Seamlessly entwining two related narratives, Mandanipour unfolds the tale of an Iranian writer attempting to pen a love story set in present-day Iran. Similar to Romeo and Juliet, the writer's two lovers struggle to endure against powerful external forces. Unfortunately, though, the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance furiously attempts to censor the writer's work
As red as fire, tasting of smoke : selected poems by Siyāvash Kasrāʼī( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Censoring an Iranien love story : a novel by Shahriyār Mandanīʹpūr( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Khvush bih ḥal-i ghunchah'hayi nīmah-i baz : barguzīdah-ʼi ashʻār hamrāh bā tarjumah-ʼi Ingilīsī by Farīdūn Mushīrī( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in Persian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
‏خليلى، سارا.

Languages
English (51)

Persian (8)

Dutch (2)

French (2)

Polish (1)