Novel Folklore: On Sadegh Hedayat's

Novel Folklore: On Sadegh Hedayat's "The Blind Owl"

by Jason Reza Jorjani


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In "Novel Folklore," Jason Reza Jorjani offers a revolutionary interpretation of "The Blind Owl," revealing Hedayat's complex appropriation of libertine Gnostic and antinomian Tantric ideas. On Jorjani's reading, "The Blind Owl" is ultimately about the "Imaginal" metamorphosis of humans into higher beings...

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781912975631
Publisher: Arktos Media Ltd
Publication date: 02/06/2020
Pages: 178
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.41(d)

About the Author

Jason Reza Jorjani, PhD received his BA and MA at New York University, and completed his doctorate in Philosophy at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He has taught courses on Science, Technology, and Society (STS), the philosophy of Martin Heidegger, the history of Iran, Comparative Religion, Ethics, Political Theory, and the History of Philosophy at schools such as the New Jersey Institute of Technology and the State University of New York. Jorjani is a professional member of the Society for Scientific Exploration (SSE), and his book Prometheus and Atlas won the 2016 Book Award from the Parapsychology Association (PA). He is also the author of Lovers of Sophia, World State of Emergency and Iranian Leviathan. His website is:

Table of Contents


  1. An Untimely Madman’s Angel of Destiny

  2. Soul Mates and Psychic Shadows

  3. Poisoned Wine and the Serpent Power

  4. The Eighth Clime

  5. Star Blood


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