Acclaimed Persian novel ‘Suvashun’ translated into Italian
Publish Date : Sunday 25 February 2018 - 18:27
IBNA- Italian Publishing House Brioschi has translated the acclaimed Persian novel ‘Suvashun’ or ‘Savushun’ by the late writer Simin Daneshvar into Italian and released the work.
According to IBNA
correspondent, as the first Iranian novel by a female writer, ‘Suvashun’
is still regarded as a groundbreaking work in Persian literature. The novel was first published in 1969 and has been reprinted over 20 times.
The work has also been translated to English and 16 other languages including French, German, Spanish, Russian, Chinese, Turkish and Japanese. Anna Vanzan is the Italian translator of ‘Suvashun’.
The autobiographical book is a chronology of the life of a Persian landowning family in Shiraz when the British and Russian forces occupied Iran during the Second World War narrated by a female protagonist Zari who is a housewife and mother. In this work, Daneshvar
combines folklore with myth. The title of the book refers to the traditional mourning for Siyavash
, a hero in the poetry masterpiece ‘Shahname
Regarded as the first Iranian woman novelist, Daneshvar was also a notable translator and academic. Her husband, Jalal Al-e Ahmad
is also considered as an influential writer in Persian literature.