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Author Motlagh, Amy, 1976-
Title Burying the beloved : marriage, realism, and reform in modern Iran / Amy Motlagh.
Imprint Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 2012.

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Author Motlagh, Amy, 1976-
Subject Persian fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Persian literature -- Social aspects -- Iran.
Literature and society -- Iran -- History -- 20th century.
Law and literature -- Iran -- History -- 20th century.
Realism in literature.
Marriage in literature.
Women in literature.
Women's rights -- Iran.
Women -- Iran -- Social conditions.
Description 1 online resource (xi, 183 pages)
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Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction : burying the past : Iranian modernity's marriage to realism -- Dismembering and re-membering the beloved : how the Civil Code remade marriage and marriage remade love -- Wedding or funeral? : the Family Protection Act and the bride's consent -- Ain't I a woman? : domesticity's other -- Exhuming the beloved, revising the past : lawlessness and postmodernism -- A metaphor for civil society? : marriage and "rights talk" in the Khtami period -- Conclusion : a severed head? : Iranian literary modernity in transnational context.
Summary This title reveals how novels mediate legal reforms and examines how authors have used realism to challenge and re-imagine notions of 'the real'. The book explores seminal works that foreground acute anxieties about female subjectivity in an Iran negotiating its modernity.
ISBN 9780804778183 (electronic bk.)
0804778183 (electronic bk.)
9780804775892 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0804775893
OCLC # 769187886
Additional Format Print version: Motlagh, Amy, 1976- Burying the beloved. Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 2012 (DLC) 2011007416


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