IBNA- A new Persian translation of ‘Interpretations of Life: A Survey of Contemporary Literature’ by prominent American writer and historian Will Durant in collaboration with Ariel Durant has been published.
The book which features the answers of 100 literati and philosophers to the question about the meaning of life has been translated into Persian by Zohreh Zahedi and released by Pendar-e Taban Publishing in 159 pages and 1000 copies.
Among those literati and philosophers are: Faulkner, Hemingway, Steinbeck, Sinclair, O'Neill, Jeffers, Pound, Joyce, Eliot, Maugham, Proust, Gide, Wittgenstein, Kierkegaard, Husserl, Heidegger, Sartre, de Beauvoir, Camus, Mann, Kafka, Kazantzakis, Sholokhov, Pasternak, Solzhenitsyn, and Yevtushenko
A prolific writer, William James Durant was also a philosopher. He is best known for the 11-volume ‘The Story of Civilization’, written in collaboration with his wife Ariel and published between 1935 and 1975.
He was earlier noted for his book, ‘The Story of Philosophy’, written in 1926, which was considered "a groundbreaking work that helped to popularize philosophy." Durant’s works were awarded the Pulitzer Prize for literature in 1967 and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1977.