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Happy to review Hafez
Mab’ath influence on
of Prophet Tehran Times Culture Desk
TEHRAN — Iranian scholar Mah-
mud Falaki is writing a book on the
Muhammad (S) effects of Hafez on Goethe.
He reviews the relationship be-
tween Hafez and Goethe and he
Pakistani scholar Iranian Muslims focuses on Goethe’s “West-Eastern
Divan” and how much he influenced
by Hafez and Persian poetry in this
pens book on Iran’s will celebrate the work.
Simin Daneshvar His book “Alienation in Kafka’s
anniversary of Works and His Impact on the Mo-
Tehran Times Culture Desk dern Persian Literature” will be pu-
TEHRAN — Pakistani scholar Anbar Be’that (also known blished by Salis publications.
Yasmin has penned a book about the Born in 1951, Falaki obtained
biography and story writing heritage as Mab’ath) — degree in German Literature from
of Iranian contemporary author Simin the University of Hamburg. He has
Daneshvar. the day Prophet published about 20 books in diffe-
“Simin Daneshvar is a prominent rent fields including novel, poem
figure amongst the Persian language Muhammad (S) was and literary criticism in Persian and
lovers in the Middle East and this Germany. Some of his poems are
book focuses on different aspects appointed to be a translated in English and Swedish.
of Daneshvar’s story writing,” Story collections “The Long Stre-
Iranian scholar and expert on Iqbal prophet — on July et”, “Homesick Tales”, the novel
Mohammad Baqaii Makan told “Shadows”, poem collections “The
MNA. 30, 2008. dark words”, “Wandering in Drea-
Baqaii Makan has assisted ms” and “The Last poem Collection”,
Yasmin in compiling the book
entitled “Research in Character, Cyrus the Great coming Azeri experts to attend books on literary criticism including
“ Music in Iranian Blank Verse”, “
Worldview, and Art of Daneshvar’s
restoration course in Mashhad A Glance at Shamlu poetry” are
Anbar Yasmin is a professor of
Persian language at the National
into the limelight Tehran Times Culture Desk
TEHRAN — Experts of the Republic
Azeri experts on the restoration of
manuscripts,” Aliyev said.
amongst his published works.
The two-volume “Wir Sprechen
Persisch” (We Speak Persian) by
University of Modern Languages Tehran Times Art Desk of Azerbaijan on restoring rare Aliyev expressed hope that they Mahmud Falaki and Karin Afshar
(NUML) in Islamabad. TEHRAN — Iranian director Hormoz Emami plans put the spotlight on manuscripts are scheduled to attend would collaborate on exchanging has recently been published in Ger-
The book comprises of the the founder of the Persian empire, Cyrus the Great, in a documentary an educational course in Mashhad. manuscripts, and enhance many.
biography of Daneshvar, her literary series entitled “The Eagle of the East”. The issue was discussed during cooperation on library science.
character, Daneshvar’s story writing
heritage, review of her works
the meeting the cultural officials of the
Republic of Azerbaijan recently had
“Iran is famous for its art and Iranian
culture, the historical monuments
including writings and translations,
the impression of Jalal Al-e Ahmad
with figures from the Astan-e Qods
Razavi Museum and Library.
and we were able to visit only part
of them,” Aliyev said and praised
(Daneshvar’s husband) on her Idalat Aliyev, an official from the Astan-e Qods Razavi Museum for
works, and her art of story writing,
Baqaii Makan added.
Ministry of Culture and Tourism of
the Republic of Azerbaijan stressed
its unique items particularly for its
Baqaii Makan expressed hope
that the book will also be published in
on bilateral cooperation, and asked
for collaboration on the renovation of
Director of the Astan-e Qods Razavi
Organization for Libraries, Museums
Iran after its publication in Pakistan. historical works and manuscripts. and Archives Centers Mohammad-
Simin Daneshvar was born in
1921 in Shiraz and studied Persian
“The invaluable experience
of experts at the Astan-e Qods
Hadi Zahedi expressed hope that
mutual relationship between the two
literature at Tehran University. She Museum can be of great help for the states would be developed.
married the well-known Iranian
novelist and short story writer Jalal Russell Crowe’s Robin
Daneshvar’s most successful work Hood movie hits delay
Savushun (The Mourners), a novel LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Re- the SAG strike” as one of three fac-
about settled and tribal life in and around porter) — The Sheriff of Nottin- tors that led to the postponement.
her hometown of Shiraz, was published Tomb of Cyrus the Great gham will not be chasing Robin It also said that “the film’s forest
in 1969. She has also translated some of Hood into Sherwood Forest this locations need to be green,” which
the works of Shaw, Chekhov, Hawthorn The film will cover parts of the historical events in Persia, Mesopotamia, fall. suggests even if other factors were
and Albe Schnitzler. Lydia which resulted in rising Cyrus the Great to the power. Production on “Nottingham,” a to be resolved later this year, the
Shooting is scheduled to begin in September and Emami will travel revisionist film set to star Russell production could not now resume
“Molfe Gand” to many countries including Pakistan, Afghanistan, India, Iraq, Saudi Crowe as a sympathetic sheriff, until next spring.
Arabia, Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt, Cyprus, Greece, and the republics of has been indefinitely postponed The third key factor was the
features Iran’s Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Armenia, and Georgia to compete
because of script concerns, loca- project’s script by Ethan Reiff and
tion logistics and the current labor Cyrus Voris, with a rewrite by Brian
longest film He is also to take jaunts to Russia, England, France, Germany, Italy
and the United States of America to use information of their museums
unrest. Helgeland. “The current version of
Director Ridley Scott’s Universal the screenplay,” the studio said, “is Tehran Times Culture Desk
sequence for his film.
The Research Center of the Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts
Pictures project had been aiming
for a mid-August start date, one of
not yet where the studio and the
filmmakers want it to be in terms of
TEHRAN — Life and work of the
leading Italian novelist Alberto
Tehran Times Art Desk Organization, the Iranian National Committee for the International Council a handful of high-profile produc- realizing the full value of the story. Moravia will be reviewed during a
TEHRAN — Iranian director Mah- of Museums (ICOM), the Parseh and Pasargadae Research Foundation, tions pushing ahead despite the “Universal could have moved meeting at the Naqsh-e Jahan Art
mud Rahmani made a documentary and several other organizations and institutes will help Emami in this stand-off in contract talks between forward with one of these challen- Research Center on August 12.
in a 53-minute sequence creating venture. the studios and the Screen Actors ges, but the confluence of the three The Ambassador of Italy to
the longest sequence of Iran’s mo- The film will be recorded in Persian and English in 400 minutes on Guild. caused the studio to reconsider Teheran Roberto Toscano, literary
tion picture industry. eight DVDs, which will be offered with “Four Corners of the World” book In explaining the production shu- and take the time for all conditions critic Antonia Shoraka, translator
Entitled “Molfe Gand”, the do- featuring photos of Achaemenid sites. tdown, Universal cited the “cloud of to be optimal.” Reza Qeisarieh, scholars Bita
cumentary is about an Ahvazi man
named Mohammad Ghadirzadeh,
whose childhood lost during 1980-
Crash! Bam! Newest Batman pic wallops more records Rahavi and Ali Dehbashi will make
speech during the event.
1988 Iran-Iraq war. LOS ANGELES (AFP) — Batman sequel “The debut weekend mark of “Spider-Man 3”. Believe,” which took in 10.2 million on its opening The Italian journalist, short-story
“Molfe Gand” is a term common in Dark Knight” smashed another record Sunday, The film is helped by the buzz over Ledger’s weekend. writer, and novelist Alberto Moravia
southern Iran meaning foreboding. breaking the mark for the highest take at North performance, who died of an accidental drug In fifth place was “Journey to the Center of the (1907–1990) is best known for
Produced by Khuzestan Art Bu- American box offices on a film’s second weekend, overdose in New York in January, with many Earth 3D,” which earned 9.4 million in its third his fictional portrayals of modern
reau, the film is being subtitled in or- after its unprecedented 158.4 million debut last industry experts speculating that he may win a week. social alienation and loveless
der to be submitted to the 21st Inter- weekend, Hollywood figures showed. rare posthumous Oscar. Rounding out the top ten were the Will Smith relationships.
national Documentary Film Festival According to estimates by theater sales tracker Far back in second place was “Step Brothers,” action flick “Hancock,” earning 8.2 million to take He wrote more than 40 novels
Amsterdam, which will be held from Exhibitor Relations, “The Dark Knight” added a Will Farrell-starring comedy of two middle-aged its four-week total to 206.4 million; the acclaimed and short stories and His writing
November 20 to 30. another 75.6 million dollars to its take on the Friday- men still living at home when their respective animation “Wall-E,” 6.4 million for a five week style was highly regarded for being
The film has also applied for the Sunday period in U.S. and Canadian theaters, widowed parents meet and get married. take of 195.2 million; “Hellboy II” (4.9 million); extremely stark and unadorned,
second edition of the Cinéma Vé- upping its two-week total to an unparalleled 314.2 On its opening weekend “Step Brothers,” “Space Chimps” (4.4 million); and “Wanted” (2.7 characterized by very elementary,
rité Festival, Iranian gala for docu- million dollars. directed by Adam McKay, sold an even 30 million million). common words within an elaborate
mentary films which will be held in Director Christopher Nolan’s follow-up to 2005’s dollars in tickets on the weekend, Exhibitor With the record contribution on “The Dark syntax.
Tehran from October 14 to 19. “Batman Begins,” with Christian Bale in the lead Relations said. Knight,” Exhibitor Relations said that movie The event is cosponsored by
Rahmani’s other credits include and the late Heath Ledger the villainous Joker, Third was the ABBA musical “Mamma Mia” theater ticket sales so far this year hit 5.84 billion, Bokhara literary bimonthly, the
“White Oil” and “The Zero Degree topped the previous second-weekend record of with a take of 17.9 million in its second weekend, virtually the same as last year’s figure at the Naqsh-e Jahan Art Research Center
Orbit”. “Shrek 2”, after having a week earlier beaten the followed in fourth by “The X-Files: I Want to same time. and the Khorshid Publications.