Three Drops of Blood

Three Drops of Blood

by Sadeq Hedayat
     
 

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One of the most outstanding Persian writers of the last century is represented in this unique collection of stories, most appearing here for the first time in English

 

This collection of short stories, previously unpublished in English, displays the disturbing and evocative force of Hedayat’s writing, and confirms his place in the literary

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One of the most outstanding Persian writers of the last century is represented in this unique collection of stories, most appearing here for the first time in English

 

This collection of short stories, previously unpublished in English, displays the disturbing and evocative force of Hedayat’s writing, and confirms his place in the literary canon. They depict a world of revelation, uncanny similarity, grotesquery, and insanity. The title story, “Three Drops of Blood,” follows the protagonist’s increasingly unstable mental state through the repeated occurrence of three drops of blood, while “Hadji Murat” depicts an almost Joycean epiphany in classically understated terms, as a man mistakes another woman for his wife. These are stories that, though set in a distinctive milieu, deal with universal truths and cut to the very essence of humanity.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781847492821
Publisher:
Alma Books
Publication date:
02/01/2013
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.20(d)

Meet the Author

Sadeq Hedayat (1903–1951) was Iran’s foremost modern writer of prose fiction and short stories, and is best known for his short novel The Blind Owl. Deborah Miller Mostaghel is the editor of a collection of Hedayat’s short stories, called An Introduction.

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