Sadegh Hedayat

Sadegh (also spelled as Sadeq) Hedayat (Persian: صادق هدایت‎‎ February 17, 1903, Tehran - April 9, 1951, Paris) was an Iranian writer, translator and intellectual. He is one of the earliest Iranian writers to adopt literary modernism in their career.
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بخشی از دست‌نوشتهٔ بوف کور

بخشی از دست‌نوشتهٔ بوف کور

صادق هدایت نویسنده بزرگ وطرز برخوردش، نسبت به موسیقی سنتی ایران

صادق هدایت نویسنده بزرگ وطرز برخوردش، نسبت به موسیقی سنتی ایران

hedayat handwriting

hedayat handwriting

Sadegh Hedayat and Roozbeh, son of Sadegh Choubak

Sadegh Hedayat and Roozbeh, son of Sadegh Choubak

Sadegh Hedayat and Roozbeh, son of Sadegh Choubak

Sadegh Hedayat and Roozbeh, son of Sadegh Choubak

In November 2006, republication of Hedayat's work in uncensored form was banned in Iran, as part of a sweeping purge. However, surveillance of book-stalls is limited and it is apparently still possible to purchase the originals second-hand.

In November 2006, republication of Hedayat's work in uncensored form was banned in Iran, as part of a sweeping purge. However, surveillance of book-stalls is limited and it is apparently still possible to purchase the originals second-hand.

In Haji Aqa his characters explore the lack of meritocracy in Iran:  In order for the people to be kept in line, they must be kept hungry, needy, illiterate, and superstitious. If the grocer's child becomes literate, he not only will criticize my speech, but he will also utter words that neither you nor I will understand.... What would happen if the forage-seller's child turns out intelligent and capable—and mine, the son of a Haji, turns out lazy and foolish?

In Haji Aqa his characters explore the lack of meritocracy in Iran: In order for the people to be kept in line, they must be kept hungry, needy, illiterate, and superstitious. If the grocer's child becomes literate, he not only will criticize my speech, but he will also utter words that neither you nor I will understand.... What would happen if the forage-seller's child turns out intelligent and capable—and mine, the son of a Haji, turns out lazy and foolish?

His work is coming under increasing attack in Europe from political Islamists.The novels The Blind Owl and Haji Aqa were banned from the 18th Tehran International Book Fair in 2005.

His work is coming under increasing attack in Europe from political Islamists.The novels The Blind Owl and Haji Aqa were banned from the 18th Tehran International Book Fair in 2005.

The English poet John Heath-Stubbs published an elegy, 'A Cassida for Sadegh Hedayat', in A Charm Against the Toothache in 1954.

The English poet John Heath-Stubbs published an elegy, 'A Cassida for Sadegh Hedayat', in A Charm Against the Toothache in 1954.

He was buried at the division 85 of Père Lachaise Cemetery. His funeral was attended by a number of intimate friends and close acquaintances, both Iranian and French.

He was buried at the division 85 of Père Lachaise Cemetery. His funeral was attended by a number of intimate friends and close acquaintances, both Iranian and French.

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