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سمفونی مردگان❮Read❯ ➯ سمفونی مردگان Author Abbas Maroufi – Jobs-in-kingston.co.uk A contemporary version of the Cain and Abel story, this novel was greeted with widespread praise when it was first published in Iran in Set in the northern town of Ardabil in the aftermath of the Sec A contemporary version of the Cain and Abel story, this novel was greeted with widespread praise when it was first published in Iran inSet in the northern town of Ardabil in the aftermath of the Second World War, the story begins as Urhan Urkhani, a prominent citizen of the town, sets out to find his brother in a midwinter snowstorm Over the course of that day long search, the entire history of the family is revealed in four symphony like movements Told through the rotating viewpoints of the family patriarch and each of his four children, the family s misfortunes become the mirror of a paternalistic and oppressive society that pits brother against brother, encourages a father to denounce a son and burn his poems, forces a daughter to remain in an unhappy marriage, and abandons the last child to a mysterious hidden existence. Symphony of the Dead, Abbas MaroufiA contemporary version of the Cain and Abel story, this novel was greeted with widespread praise when it was first published in Iran in 1989 Set in the northern town of Ardabil in the aftermath of the Second World War, the story begins as Urhan Urkhani, a prominent citizen of the town, sets out to find his brother in a midwinter snowstorm Over the course of that day long search, the entire history of the family is revealed in four symphony like movements Tol Symphony of the Dead, Abbas MaroufiA contemporary version of the Cain and Abel story, this novel was greeted with widespread praise when it was first published in Iran in 1989 Set in the northern town of Ardabil in the aftermath of the Second World War, the story begins as Urhan Urkhani, a prominent citizen of the town, sets out to find his brother in a midwinter snowstorm Over the course of that day long search, the entire history of the family is revealed in four symphony like movements Told through the rotating viewpoints of the family patriarch and each of his four children, the family s misfortunes become the mirror of a paternalistic and oppressive society that pits brother against brother, encourages a father to denounce a son and burn his poems, forces a daughter to remain in an unhappy marriage, and abandons the last child to a mysterious hidden existence 1990 1368 369 1374 375 1376 375 1380 9647097239 1380 350 1385 1387 1388 9789643113445 1393 1394 1395 1396 201310 1330 Symphony of the Dead is about all the failed efforts of the people who tried to find their true selves A bitter story about, fratricide, envy, suppression and the conflict of tradition and modernity It narrates the story of Jaber Urkhani and his four children aftermath of Second world War in a highly symbolized way The style of the writing is very similar to William Faulkner s master piece, The Sound and the Fury While Faulkner is the master of this style of writing, but in my opinion, Symphony of the Dead is about all the failed efforts of the people who tried to find their true selves A bitter story about, fratricide, envy, suppression and the conflict of tradition and modernity It narrates the story of Jaber Urkhani and his four children aftermath of Second world War in a highly symbolized way The style of the writing is very similar to William Faulkner s master piece, The Sound and the Fury While Faulkner is the master of this style of writing, but in my opinion, Maroufi s Symphony of the Dead has better story The book is replete with historical hints through the story, and if you want to start to read this book as a foreigner, I strongly suggest you to read about the famine of 1942, crisis of 1946, and the coup of 1953 in Iran But if you don t, you still can enjoy the story13241325 32 Is it okay if i say I just kept reading the book because I enjoyed the font And how the papers feel There were some good quotes but that s it. And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise The worst enemy to creativity is self doubt Sylvia Plath above all the good things said about this book, i liked the different points of view used in different sections, making characters seem both guilty and innocent at the same time, leaving the reader undecided on whom to put the blame something we don t normally see in many stories.and well,the book is a bit hard to relate to at first, u may not get half of the things when u start reading it, but if u endure the first section the chances are high that u d start to love it. It reminded me of the movie mother 2017 That the brother can simply kill the other brother That we are making the fairy tales, Adam and Eve, of the past so real and visible in our life It has an Antigone like other novels and stories.The protagonist changes through out every chapter of the book, for playing with your brain not to be tired of reading it As a human living in 21th century the book didn t give me sth I looked for I think he wanted to start a story like the cien a os de sole It reminded me of the movie mother 2017 That the brother can simply kill the other brother That we are making the fairy tales, Adam and Eve, of the past so real and visible in our life It has an Antigone like other novels and stories.The protagonist changes through out every chapter of the book, for playing with your brain not to be tired of reading it As a human living in 21th century the book didn t give me sth I looked for I think he wanted to start a story like the cien a os de soledad, Gabriel Garc a M rquez however he made an awful one rather than the cien a os As though, The most great thing about the book was that it is confusing to recognize the omniscient We can say that all the characters are dequiscient, you can see their thought as a soliloquy through the story.By its name called the symphony of the dead , you can probably feel the ups and downs through the story, through every chapter actually this book shows a symphony of the classical period like a revolutionary symphony in the baroque period to star the next era My final advice I think I won t continue reading his books, reading this book didn t make me feel sth that I expected from it I won t continue reading the books of the same author, it let me down A heavy but great and touching book. Binazir Just nothing only a way 2read it and are a world of wonders in writing and only the time u discover urself when sank in it,,,Az unai k HICH vaqt yadam nemire uno 2donya un daso pa mizane adam Binazir This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here This novel is not from the Penguin Classics series, but a novel from a small publisher called aflamebooks, dedicated to bringing the best of world literature to a wider audience.Iranian author Abbas Maroufi moved to Germany in 1996 following a trial that saw him sentenced to six months in prison and 20 lashes for spreading lies and insulting eminent revolutionaries and Islamic values His crime had been to host a forum through his literary magazine Gardun for debating art, literature, cultur This novel is not from the Penguin Classics series, but a novel from a small publisher called aflamebooks, dedicated to bringing the best of world literature to a wider audience.Iranian author Abbas Maroufi moved to Germany in 1996 following a trial that saw him sentenced to six months in prison and 20 lashes for spreading lies and insulting eminent revolutionaries and Islamic values His crime had been to host a forum through his literary magazine Gardun for debating art, literature, culture and public affairs His sentence saw his work banned though this ban was lifted in 2003 , and it was only through international outcry that Maroufi did not have to serve his sentence.In 1994, following actions against writers in Iran, 134 authors signed a declaration calling for an end to the mistreatment of writers We are writers But problems which have arisen in the contemporary history of our society as well as other societies have distorted the image of the writer in the eyes of the state, certain sectors of society and even in the eyes of the writers themselves Consequently, the identity of the writer, the nature of his her work, and even the collective presence of writers have all been subjected to undue attack Maroufi was cited as one such example This action was met with a wave of killing.Maroufi s debut novel, Symphony of the Dead, published in 1987 deals with the troubled Urkhani family, whose eldest son, Ideen, is a frustrated poet and intellectual Ideen spends his days writing poetry and reading works in translation Balzac, Hugo and Homer amongst others He becomes the apprentice to a dissident intellectual, Nasser Delkoon Ideen s association with this man brings shame upon his family, for a few days later, during an evening when a full moon had lit up everything, three members of the Security Forces pushed their way into Master Nasser Delkoon s house He was arrested, accused of leading the brave, young men of Ardabil astray, and sent to Tehran under guard 1 Though Maroufi s own tribulations are seven years away from the publication of this novel Maroufi is revealing himself a writer aware of the persecutions he could face for living the life he wants to lead For it is with Ideen that we suspect Maroufi most keenly associates.Told in symphonic form, with different narrators for each movement, and freely switching between first and third person voices, and utilising stream of conscious narratives to tell this story that switches back and forth in time, layering and revealing the truths of the Urkhani family, Symphony of the Dead works best when exploring the persecution of Ideen by his father The other members of the Urkhani family Urhan, the greedy, talentless younger brother driven by the same base desires as his father Yousef whose childhood accident has left him paralysed and helpless and Ida, Ideen s twin, the daughter whose story weaves through the narrative, a ghost like impression The matriarch of this family can do little to help herself or her children, for rule in post Second World War Iran is difficult for women From this set up Maroufi tells a story that deals with difficult issues but whose resolutions seems to indicate that those who disobey are naturally punished by God s Law.Ideen, whose punishments by his father and then by his life decisions, all stem from his life choice to be a poet In his early life, as he is reading much and writing much, he has first his books, then his room burnt by his father who disapproves of what Ideen is doing He feels his son should be working in the family business, building a life for himself, and though Ideen is rebellious against this and comes to loathe his father, his actions are not without explanation He is attempting to save his son from a life of trouble and persecution It worries his father, Djerban Even many years later, one cold winter s night when Father had stretched himself out with the quilt of the korsi pulled up to his chin, he worried about Ideen and said I wonder who Ideen acquired his characteristics from TheI think about it, the less I can think of anyone in our clan resembling him, either in appearance or behaviour 2 It is a description Ideen himself agrees with Many years later, Ideen, too, felt that he did not have much in common with the rest of the family He felt that he even didn t look like any other member of the family This similarity to Ida had waned with the passage of time By the time he was eighteen, he was thin and already very tall His hitherto handsome face acquired an air of sadness Father s eyes were small, blue and almost devoid of eyelashes Mother s, even when she used extra make up to make them look like Ideen s slit eyes, had no Mongolian narrowness Father was slight He had remained tiny and looked like a dry raisin His voice, by contrast, was so powerful One wondered where this voice came from It was cold and penetrating, like the authoritative voice of members of the security forces 3 If Djerban is attempting to save him, Ideen is associating him with the security forces, this body of men who prohibit cultural life It is clear that Ideen and his father shall never see eye to eye, and the attempted moments of peace between these men is punctuated by actions of such brutality the burning of Ideen s notebooks, the refusal to cow to parental demand to such an extent that Ideen becomes a wanted criminal But this is a novel punctuated entirely by moments of violence, some calm, others aggressive It is the overriding motif, the symphonic link, the apocalyptically bleak impressions ravens in a ferocious winter, shallow graves, soldiers falling from the sky that swell Symphony of the Dead tothan another tale of a family in strife.It is not just with the members of the Urkhani family that Maroufi weaves his spell The secondary characters in this narrative the Englishman Lord, whose Electric Fan Company is big business in Ardabil Ayaz the policeman whose dedication to duty is noted by all for even at night he is seen cycling the town when in fact he is moving between his wife and his mistress Mr Mirzayan whose workshop becomes home to Ideen, and his daughter Sormeh becomes a lover to Ideen live and breathe in this narrative.The final character in this novel is the town of Ardabil itself A prominent town in north west Iran, its remoteness from Tehran nevertheless make it still a provincial town The name comes from the Zoroastrian name of Artavil mentioned in Avesta which means a holy place, and Maroufi has chosen this town specifically, for it has the religious authority, but is also a melting pot of Persian, European and Russian lives It is a town whose bleakness, where temperatures can rise into the mid 30s and drop 20 below, and whose ragged mountains and open lake at Shorabil, provide a suitable backdrop to the members of the Urkhani clan.Where perhaps Symphony of the Dead suffers at least for non Iranian audiences is a lack of commentary upon certain culturally specific matters, for though we knowabout this country than perhaps we once did, Persian culture is still a hermetic world to most, and although this aflamebook translation does provide some of these contextualising details in a helpful explanatory notes section,is needed Nevertheless, this is a strong debut novel, and a fascinating insight into a world and a culture at a crossroads, between old and new, honour and duty against freedom and thought Maroufi has produced a work of bleak honesty This will bother you