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The Ayatollah begs to differ the paradox of modern Iran by Hooman Majd

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Published by Doubleday in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Majd, Hooman -- Travel -- Iran,
  • Iranian Americans -- Biography,
  • Iran -- Politics and government -- 1997-,
  • Iran -- Description and travel

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementHooman Majd.
GenreBiography.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsDS318.9 .M35 2008
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 272 p. :
Number of Pages272
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22559887M
ISBN 109780385523349
LC Control Number2008004648

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  A sort-of-insider’s view of contemporary Iran, which views itself as David against the American Goliath. London-bred and used to British insularity, fluent enough in Farsi to pass as a native unadulterated by Western contact, the grandson of an ayatollah and son of an Iranian diplomat, New Yorker contributor Majd confesses to a frisson of nationalistic pride after the Iranian revolution of. The information about The Ayatollah Begs to Differ shown above was first featured in "The BookBrowse Review" - BookBrowse's online-magazine that keeps our members abreast of notable and high-profile books publishing in the coming weeks. In most cases, the reviews are necessarily limited to those that were available to us ahead of publication. If you are the publisher or author of this book and.   Anchor Books has brought out a paperback edition of Hooman Majd’s book about Iran, “The Ayatollah Begs to Differ,” which adds to the original text a .   Novem • In The Ayatollah Begs to Differ, Hooman Majd, an Iranian-American writer and the grandson of an ayatollah, travels behind "Persian walls" to provide a revealing look at.

About Hooman Majd. Born in Tehran, Iran, in but educated in the West, Hooman Majd is the author of The Ayatollah Begs to Differ (an Economist and Los Angeles Times Best Book of ) and The Ayatollahs’ Democracy: An Iranian Challenge.   “The Ayatollah Begs to Differ” is notable for challenging the persistent stereotypes of Iran – the shrieking fundamentalists, stern clerics in black turbans, and women imprisoned in : Joseph Richard Preville. The Ayatollah begs to differ is both a social and political commentary on modern Iran. The book reads both like a travel memoir, and a political commentary. Hooman Majd has a very readable way of writing, and as such this book is accessible to all, and unlikely to be put down/5(89). The Ayatollah Begs to Differ provides an intimate look at a paradoxical country that is both deeply religious and highly cosmopolitan, authoritarian yet informed by .

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