Three Drops of Blood

Three Drops of Blood

by Sadegh Hedayat
     
 

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This collection of short stories, previously unpublished in English, displays the disturbing and evocative force of Hedayat’s writing, and confirms his place in the literary canon.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

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This collection of short stories, previously unpublished in English, displays the disturbing and evocative force of Hedayat’s writing, and confirms his place in the literary canon.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:
9781847490551
Publisher:
Oneworld Classics
Publication date:
01/01/2009
Series:
Oneworld Modern Classics Series
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author

Sadegh 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.

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