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An edition of The Blind Owl (1957)

The Blind Owl

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This edition was published in by Grove Press

Written in English

144 pages

Considered the most important work of modern Iranian literature, The Blind Owl is a haunting tale of loss and spiritual degradation. Replete with potent symbolism and terrifying surrealistic imagery, Sadegh Hedayat's masterpice details a young man's despair after losing a mysterious lover. And as the author gradually drifts into frenzy and madness, the reader becomes caught in the sandstorm of Hedayat's bleak vision of the human condition. The Blind Owl, which has been translated into many foreign languages, has often been compared to the writing of Edgar Allan Poe.

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Edition Availability
Cover of: The Blind Owl
The Blind Owl
January 11, 1994, Grove Press
Paperback in English
Cover of: The blind owl
The blind owl
1986, Calder
in English
Cover of: The blind owl
The blind owl
1973, Pan Books
in English
Cover of: The blind owl
The blind owl
1971, Calder and Boyars
in English
Cover of: The blind owl
The blind owl
1957, Calder
in English

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The Blind Owl

First published in 1957



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Considered the most important work of modern Iranian literature, The Blind Owl is a haunting tale of loss and spiritual degradation. Replete with potent symbolism and terrifying surrealistic imagery, Sadegh Hedayat's masterpice details a young man's despair after losing a mysterious lover. And as the author gradually drifts into frenzy and madness, the reader becomes caught in the sandstorm of Hedayat's bleak vision of the human condition. The Blind Owl, which has been translated into many foreign languages, has often been compared to the writing of Edgar Allan Poe.

The Blind Owl

This edition was published in by Grove Press


First Sentence

"THERE are sores which slowly erode the mind in solitude like a kind of canker."

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OL7874589M
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blindowl00hidm
ISBN 10
0802131808
ISBN 13
9780802131805
Library Thing
94004
Goodreads
45967

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