Topic: Iranian literature

Tomb of the Persion poet Hafez in Shiraz, Iran (source: Wikimedia)

Book review: Stefan Weidner's ʺ1001 Books. The Literatures of the Orientʺ

The Middle East – a rich vein of world literature

Iranian author Amir Hassan Cheheltan (photo: Wolfgang Kumm/dpa)

Interview with Iranian author Amir Hassan Cheheltan

"Literature is based on politics and eroticism"

Iranian author Amir Hassan Cheheltan (photo: DW/A. Amini)

Book review: Amir Hassan Cheheltanʹs "Der standhafte Papagei"

History of a revolution

Iranian author Fariba Vafi (photo: Nashr-e Markaz)

Book review: Fariba Vafi′s "Der Traum von Tibet"

Women suffering in silence

Iranian philosopher Daryush Shayegan (photo: AFP/Anne-Christine Poujoulat)

Obituary: Iranian philosopher Dariush Shayegan

The science of balance

Iranian author Nava Ebrahimi (photo: Katrin Ohlendorf)

Young Iranian women writers in Germany

Patchwork identities

Mehrnousch Zaeri-Esfahani  (photo: Christina Laube)

Book review: Mehrnousch Zaeri-Esfahani's "33 Arches and a Teahouse"

A million butterflies in my head

Iranian author Abbas Maroufi (photo: Volker Kaminski)

Interview with the Iranian writer Abbas Maroufi

″Self-censorship is the worst″

Trygve Seim Ensemble plays "Rumi Songs" (photo: Knut Bry)

Album review: Trygve Seim′s ″Rumi Songs″

Musical wanderlust

Sufi mystic Rumi (photo: dpa/CPA Media)

The filming of Rumi

Everybody's darling

The Iranian author Fariba Vafi (photo: Maryam Aras)

Interview with the Iranian author Fariba Vafi

"Cliches have no place in writing″

Bremen publisher Madjid Mohit (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/I. Wagner)

PEN Centre honours Iranian-German publisher Madjid Mohit

Taking ″aerial root″

Mohammad-Ali Sepanlou (photo: private)

Obituary: Mohammad-Ali Sepanlou

A master of contemporary Iranian letters

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