IBNA - Latest News :: Full Edition http://www.ibna.ir/ Thu, 22 Aug 2019 15:39:16 GMT /skins/default/en/normal3/ch01_newsfeed_logo.gif Iran's Book News Agency (IBNA) http://www.ibna.ir/ 100 70 en All rights reserved,Citing materials is authorized by making reference to IBNA. Thu, 22 Aug 2019 15:39:16 GMT 60 Vișniec’s Pandas’ story to be recited in Isfahan http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/279850/vișniec-s-pandas-story-to-be-recited-in-isfahan According to IBNA correspondent, the play was translated from French to Persian by Tinoush Nazmjou in 2016 and released in 160 pages. The work is scheduled to be recited twice at 6 and 8 p.m. today by a team led by Nafiseh Razi in Isfahan University of Medical Sciences.     Vișniec’s ‘The Story of Pandas Told By a Saxophonist Who Has a Girlfriend In Frankfurt’ has the premise of a romantic comedy: A slacker-ly young man does not remember his friend’s name; nor does he remember where and how they met, their journey to his squalid apartment or what they did after they got there.  The young woman is happy to explain, however—indeed, so reassuring is her recollection of the facts that he pleads with her to stay.   Nine nights are a lifetime to a man and woman brought together under curious circumstances. They travel through a dream-like caged lightening. Together they discover sometimes, all you need to approach perfection is a saxophone and a broken alarm clock.   Among the other plays of Vișniec which have been translated into Persian are: ‘The Sensation of Elasticity When Walking upon Corpses’ which is titled in Persian, ‘Now, Who’s Gonna Wash the Dishes’ and ‘How to Explain the History of Communism to Mental Patients’. His plays have also been staged in Iranian Playhouses.     ]]> Literature and Art Thu, 22 Aug 2019 10:54:57 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/279850/vișniec-s-pandas-story-to-be-recited-in-isfahan Peace & Defense International Book Fair calls for participants http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/279842/peace-defense-international-book-fair-calls-for-participants According to IBNA correspondent, The 1st Peace & Defense International Book Fair is held by Command and Staff University of the Islamic Republic of Iran. The books, authors and publishers may take part in the event under the following conditions:   All books must be related to the subject of the Fair. Books that have offended or biased religions, tribes, national and religious sanctities, and religions of countries and nations of the world will be prevented at the Fair. Book sales are permitted while exhibiting.  Ten percent of the total sales of each booth will go to university. AJA University of Command and Staff, formerly named War University is the staff college of Islamic Republic of Iran’s Army (Artesh), a subdivision of Joint Staff of the Islamic Republic of Iran Army. It offers Masters of Military Art and Science courses to personnel of all four military branches of Iran’s Army with the rank of Major and higher. The university also provides courses for foreign officers of countries with a close relationship with Iran. For more information visit: pdibf.ir or call 98 21 66417228.    ]]> Technology and Science Wed, 21 Aug 2019 17:05:02 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/279842/peace-defense-international-book-fair-calls-for-participants ‎26th Tehran’s ‎International Printing Exhibit due in mid-December ‎ http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/shortint/279782/26th-tehran-s-international-printing-exhibit-due-in-mid-december Speaking to IBNA, Head of Iran’s Union of Lithographers Ahmad Abul-Hassani said in earlier years we held the exhibition at a time which was coincident with Christmas holidays so in the international section we didn’t have so many participants. Therefore, we decided to hold the event sooner both last year and this year. “This year’s exhibition has been organized to be held in 13 halls,” he added. In the 26th Tehran’s ‎International Printing, Packaging and the Related Machinery, Exhibition the Packaging Main Activity Group includes: Print origination equipment • Plates and plate-making equipment • Printing machinery, sheet- and web-fed • Printing materials – paper, board, foils, films • Inks, coatings and varnishes • On-press ancillary equipment and controls • Print finishing/binding equipment • Press room handling equipment. The Packaging Main Activity Group includes:  Packaging printers and converters • Form, fill and seal machines • Packaging materials/consumables • Labelling and label application equipment • Packaging machines • Pack performance and quality testing • Packaging design and consultancy • Logistics systems.   As one of the biggest events in the "Middle East and the most important event of its kind in Iran, Iran Pack Print exhibition works to establish and maintain relations between Iran and international pack and print industry.     ]]> Print Industry Tue, 20 Aug 2019 09:37:34 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/shortint/279782/26th-tehran-s-international-printing-exhibit-due-in-mid-december Iranian university hosts foreign students of Persian language ‎ http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/279775/iranian-university-hosts-foreign-students-of-persian-language According to IBNA correspondent, Uzbek professors and students are attending the program launched by AZFA Center of Allameh Tabatabei University titled: “The Course for Improving Knowledge of Persian Language and Literature”. As well as them, several students from countries such as Turkey, South Korea, China and Tunisia have also participated in the course.   Programs included in the course of AZFA Center Summer School are: Persian language proficiency test, Persian literature class (contemporary literature, mystical literature and semantics) and Haddad Adel's ‘Masnavi’ class. Furthermore sightseeing in Tehran including The Book Garden, Nature Bridge, Sa’adabad Palace, Sacred Defense Museum and travel to ancient Iranian cities of Kashan and Isfahan are among the other programs of Allameh Tabatabeai University Azfa Center for the guests.   The closing ceremony of the program will be held on August 29.   ]]> Literature and Art Mon, 19 Aug 2019 12:43:26 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/279775/iranian-university-hosts-foreign-students-of-persian-language ‎‘The Setting Sun’ (Shayō) to be reviewed in Tehran http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/279726/the-setting-sun-shayō-to-be-reviewed-in-tehran According to IBNA correspondent, the event has been organized by Daf Publishing with Iranian author Farzaneh Karampour as secretary of the session. ‘The Setting Sun’ is the first novel by Osamu Dazai (1909-1948) which has been translated by into Persian by Morteza Sane’   ‘The Setting Sun’ is told through the eyes of Kazuko, the unmarried daughter of a widowed aristocrat. Her search for self meaning in a society devoid of use for her forms the crux of the novel.   Kazuko’s mother falls ill, and due to their financial circumstances they are forced to take a cottage in the countryside. Her brother, who became addicted to opium during the war is missing. When he returns, Kazuko attempts to form a liaison with the novelist Uehara. This romantic displacement only furthers to deepen her alienation from society.   Osamu Dazai is considered one of the foremost fiction writers of 20th-century Japan. A number of his most popular works, such as ‘The Setting Sun’ and ‘No Longer Human’ (Ningen Shikkaku), are considered modern-day classics in Japan.   ]]> Literature and Art Sun, 18 Aug 2019 12:38:21 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/279726/the-setting-sun-shayō-to-be-reviewed-in-tehran Persian language to be taught at Farabi Eurasia Center http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/279848/persian-language-to-be-taught-at-farabi-eurasia-center According to IBNA correspondent, quoting from the public relations department of Islamic Culture and Relations Organization (ICRO), Kourosh Moghtaderi, Iran’s Cultural Attaché to Turkey visited Farabi Eurasia Center of Research affiliated to Istanbul University and discussed with the director of the center Abdullah Qizilchik about boosting cultural and literary ties between Iran and Turkey.   Referring to the abundance of books and articles on literature, humanities and Islamic sciences in Persian, Moghtaderi said that in recent years, Turkish language translators and publishers have shown more interest in publishing such works.   He further introduced two Iranian plans, top and Grant which aim to encourage the translation of Persian books into other languages including Turkish.   Following the session the two officials discussed other issues such as the allocation of a department in the library of Farabi Eurasia Center of Research to books translated from Persian into Turkish, a tribute to the Professors of Persian language as well as top translators of Persian to Turkish.   Farabi Eurasia Center of Research affiliated to Istanbul University was established in December 2016 and is active in holding scholarly seminars and educational courses.   ]]> Literature and Art Sun, 18 Aug 2019 12:01:41 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/279848/persian-language-to-be-taught-at-farabi-eurasia-center Book on the sublime in art and aesthetics published http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/279784/book-on-the-sublime-in-art-and-aesthetics-published According to IBNA correspondent, the book which has been translated with interpretations by Nima Ghobadi as his MA dissertation is released by Art University Press in Tehran.   Part of ‘An Essay on the Sublime’ reads: “Every person upon seeing a grand object is affected with something which as it were extends his very being, and expands it to a kind of immensity. Thus in viewing the heavens, how is the soul elevated; and stretching itself to larger scenes and more extended prospects, in a noble enthusiasm of grandeur quits the narrow earth, darts from planet to planet, and takes in worlds at one view!   Hence comes the name of sublime to everything which thus raises the mind to fits of greatness, and disposes it to soar above her mother earth; hence arises that exultation and pride which the mind ever feels from the consciousness of its own vastness -that object can only be justly called the sublime, which in some degree disposes the mind to this enlargement of itself, and gives her a lofty conception of her own powers."   ‘An Essay on the Sublime’ in Persian has been published in 111 pages and 250 copies.      ]]> Religion and Thought Sun, 18 Aug 2019 10:42:39 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/279784/book-on-the-sublime-in-art-and-aesthetics-published Knowledge improving Persian language course due in Kazakhstan http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/279847/knowledge-improving-persian-language-course-due-in-kazakhstan According to IBNA correspondent quoting from the public relations department of Islamic Culture and Relations Organization (ICRO), the course will be held in cooperation with Iran's Cultural Attaché to Kazakhstan and Sa’di Foundation in Iran on August 19 to 29 at Farabi Oriental Studies University where 25 instructors of Persian language will take part in the course.   The course is aimed at MA and PhD students of oriental studies and linguistics. An Iranian instructor of Persian language and literature Saffari Moghaddam who is also the author of Persian language teaching to foreigners will teach the course.    The course has been planned to be held as a workshop, based on new teaching methods which improve four basic skills in language learning.     ]]> Literature and Art Sat, 17 Aug 2019 12:59:46 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/279847/knowledge-improving-persian-language-course-due-in-kazakhstan Persian translations of ‘The Great Gatsby’ to be reviewed http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/279783/persian-translations-of-the-great-gatsby-to-be-reviewed According to IBNA correspondent, did two Persian translations were respectively carried out by Karim Emami and Reza Rezaei will be discussed based on the principles of literary criticism and theories by two Iranian experts Ali-Reza Khanjan and Niloufar Rahmanian. ‘The Great Gatsby’ by F. Scott Fitzgerald that follows a cast of characters living in the fictional towns of West Egg and East Egg on prosperous Long Island in the summer of 1922. The story primarily concerns the young and mysterious millionaire Jay Gatsby and his quixotic passion and obsession with the beautiful former debutante Daisy Buchanan. Considered to be Fitzgerald's magnum opus, ‘The Great Gatsby’ explores themes of decadence, idealism, resistance to change, social upheaval and excess, creating a portrait of the Roaring Twenties that has been described as a cautionary tale regarding the American Dream. The meeting for considering the translations is a slated for today at 4 to 6 p.m.     ]]> Literature and Art Sat, 17 Aug 2019 11:58:44 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/279783/persian-translations-of-the-great-gatsby-to-be-reviewed Psychological thriller ‘The Silent Patient’ at Iranian bookstores http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/279776/psychological-thriller-the-silent-patient-at-iranian-bookstores According to IBNA correspondent, the book has been translated into Persian by Saman Shahraki and released by Khazeh Publishing in 328 pages. Synopsis of ‘The Silent Patient’ reads: “Alicia Berenson’s life is seemingly perfect. A famous painter married to an in-demand fashion photographer, she lives in a grand house with big windows overlooking a park in one of London’s most desirable areas. One evening her husband Gabriel returns home late from a fashion shoot, and Alicia shoots him five times in the face, and then never speaks another word.   Alicia’s refusal to talk, or give any kind of explanation, turns a domestic tragedy into something far grander, a mystery that captures the public imagination and casts Alicia into notoriety. The price of her art skyrockets, and she, the silent patient, is hidden away from the tabloids and spotlight at the Grove, a secure forensic unit in North London.   Theo Faber is a criminal psychotherapist who has waited a long time for the opportunity to work with Alicia. His determination to get her to talk and unravel the mystery of why she shot her husband takes him down a twisting path into his own motivations—a search for the truth that threatens to consume him...." Alex Michaelides was born in Cyprus in 1977. He studied English literature at Cambridge University and earned his MA in screenwriting at the American Film Institute in Los Angeles. He also wrote the screenplay of the film ‘The Devil You Know.’   ]]> Literature and Art Sat, 17 Aug 2019 10:52:38 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/279776/psychological-thriller-the-silent-patient-at-iranian-bookstores ‎‘Linguistic Diversity and Social Justice’ reaches Iranian bookstores http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/279606/linguistic-diversity-and-social-justice-reaches-iranian-bookstores According to IBNA correspondent, the book which has been translated into Persian by Sa’eed Rezaei and released by Parsi Neviseh publishing in Tehran focuses on the consequences of injustices caused by language on various aspects of people’s social and global life.   ‘Linguistic Diversity and Social Justice: An Introduction to Applied Sociolinguistics’ reads: “Understanding and addressing linguistic disadvantage must be a central facet of the social justice agenda of our time. This book explores the ways in which linguistic diversity mediates social justice in liberal democracies undergoing rapid change due to high levels of migration and economic globalization.   Focusing on the linguistic dimensions of economic inequality, cultural domination and imparity of political participation, the book employs a case-study approach to real-world instances of linguistic injustice. Linguistic diversity is a universal characteristic of human language but linguistic diversity is rarely neutral; rather it is accompanied by linguistic stratification and linguistic subordination.   Domains critical to social justice include, employment, education, and community participation. The book offers a detailed examination of the connection between linguistic diversity and inequality in these specific contexts within nation states that are organized as liberal democracies.   Inequalities exist not only between individuals and groups within a state but also between states. Therefore, the book also explores the role of linguistic diversity in global injustice with a particular focus on the spread of English as a global language. While much of the analysis in this book focuses on language as a means of exclusion, discrimination and disadvantage, the concluding chapter asks what the content of linguistic justice might be.   Ingrid Piller is Professor of Applied Linguistics at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia. Her research expertise is in Intercultural Communication, the Sociolinguistics of Language Learning and Multilingualism, and Bilingual Education.   ‘Linguistic Diversity and Social Justice: An Introduction to Applied Sociolinguistics’ in Persian has been published in 337 pages and 300 copies.     ]]> Religion and Thought Thu, 15 Aug 2019 15:06:34 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/279606/linguistic-diversity-and-social-justice-reaches-iranian-bookstores ‎‘Alan Turing: The Enigma Man’ explicates English genius achievements ‎ http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/279608/alan-turing-the-enigma-man-explicates-english-genius-achievements According to IBNA correspondent, the book has been translated into Persian by Amir- Homayoun Mohseni and released by Dibayeh Publishing in Tehran in 164 pages and 500 copies. ‘Alan Turing: The Enigma Man’ reads: “According to Winston Churchill, Alan Turing made the single biggest contribution to the Allied victory over Nazi Germany with his code-breaking machine. The world is also indebted to Turing's genius for the modern computer. It was clear that Turing had a remarkable mind from an early age. He taught himself to read in just three weeks. At his first school, the headmistress said, 'I have had clever and hardworking boys, but Alan has genius.' In 1954, he was found dead, poisoned by an apple laced with cyanide. This is the story of his life.” Turing was also a logician, cryptanalyst, philosopher and theoretical biologist. He was highly influential in the development of theoretical computer science, providing a formalization of the concepts of algorithm and computation with the Turing machine, which can be considered a model of a general-purpose computer. He is widely considered to be the father of theoretical computer science and artificial intelligence. Despite these accomplishments, he was not fully recognized in his home country during his lifetime, due to his sexual orientation, and because his work was covered by the Official Secrets Act, a legislation that provides for the protection of state secrets and official information, mainly related to national security.     ]]> Technology and Science Thu, 15 Aug 2019 11:17:32 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/279608/alan-turing-the-enigma-man-explicates-english-genius-achievements Albert Camus’ ‘Correspondence’ reveals author’s passionate side ‎ http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/279602/albert-camus-correspondence-reveals-author-s-passionate-side According to IBNA correspondent, ‘Correspondence 1944–1959’ (French: Correspondance 1944-1959) has been translated into Persian by Zahra Khanloo under the title ‘Addressed to Love’ and released by Nashr-e No in Tehran.    The Persian translator says on the book: “Burning desire and stripped passion is probably something which no one expects from Albert Camus. Even if his work contains such feelings, they are hardly traceable.”   The book which was published in 2017, containing the love letters of the Nobel awarded author Albert Camus and his lover's, actress Maria Casarès. Casarès handed her letters to Camus daughter, Cathrine Camus. The book was a best-seller in France. Camus humor is evident in the book, accompanied by his despair.   Casarès was a leading actress both on the French stage and in French movies. Her first film role was in Marcel Carné's ‘Les Enfants du paradis’ (1945), one of the great classics of French cinema. She also made ‘Les dames du Bois de Boulogne’ (1945) for Robert Bresson, For Jean Cocteau, she played Death in his ‘Orphée’ (1950). In 1989, she was nominated for the César Award for Best Supporting Actress in ‘La Lectrice’.   ‘Correspondence 1944–1959’ titled in Persian ‘Addressed to Love’ has been published in 275 pages.       ]]> Literature and Art Thu, 15 Aug 2019 09:36:43 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/279602/albert-camus-correspondence-reveals-author-s-passionate-side Italian physicist’s ‘The Order of Time’ rendered into Persian http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/279615/italian-physicist-s-the-order-of-time-rendered-into-persian According to IBNA correspondent, Carlo Rovelli’s book which combines science, art and philosophy to demystify the secret of time has been translated into Persian by Mazda Movahed and released by Nashr-e No Publishing in 177 pages and 1100 copies.   ‘The Order of Time’ is introduced: “Why do we remember the past and not the future? What does it mean for time to “flow"? Do we exist in time or does time exist in us? In lyric, accessible prose, Carlo Rovelli invites us to consider questions about the nature of time that continue to puzzle physicists and philosophers alike.   For most readers this is unfamiliar terrain. We all experience time, but the more scientists learn about it, the more mysterious it remains. We think of it as uniform and universal, moving steadily from past to future, measured by clocks. Rovelli tears down these assumptions one by one, revealing a strange universe where at the most fundamental level time disappears.   He explains how the theory of quantum gravity attempts to understand and give meaning to the resulting extreme landscape of this timeless world. Weaving together ideas from philosophy, science and literature, he suggests that our perception of the flow of time depends on our perspective, better understood starting from the structure of our brain and emotions than from the physical universe.     ]]> Technology and Science Thu, 15 Aug 2019 08:58:44 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/279615/italian-physicist-s-the-order-of-time-rendered-into-persian National Festival of ‎Shams and Mewlana (Rumi) to kick off http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/shortint/279598/national-festival-of-shams-and-mewlana-rumi-to-kick-off According to IBNA correspondent, Executive Secretary of the Second National Festival of ‎Shams and Mewlana Reza Ja’farpour said that 1286 works of poetry, music and typography were received by the secretariat of the festival as poets from 31 Iranian provinces, music ensembles from 29 provinces and typographers from 18 provinces submitted their works to the festival. “Out of the total number of works received, 720 are in accordance with the principles defined by the festival and were submitted to the jury panel for further considerations,” he said.   Executive Secretary of the festival stated that as well as establishing the status of this national event in Iranian cultural calendar, the lineup of the jury panel is one of the reasons for the nationwide participation of artists at the festival. “Poetry Festival will be held on August 15-16, the music festival is scheduled for August 18 to 20 in [the northwestern Iranian city] Khoy with top officials of the country in attendance. He further said that based on coordination with the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance of West Azerbaijan, as well as the representatives of Iranian media, correspondence from Turkey’s Anatolian news agencies, Sputnik from Russia, France 24 and DHA from Turkey will cover the festival in Khoy.   Regarding the fact that the Mausoleum of Shams-e Tabrizi is located in Khoy, the annual art festival and an international scientific conference are held in the city and measures are being taken to announce the sisterhood of the two cities of Khoy and Konya by Iranian and Turkish officials.   ]]> Religion and Thought Wed, 14 Aug 2019 12:23:35 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/shortint/279598/national-festival-of-shams-and-mewlana-rumi-to-kick-off ‎‘The Function of Criticism’ sheds new light on critique ‎ http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/279575/the-function-of-criticism-sheds-new-light-on-critique According to IBNA correspondent, this book by British literary theorist, critic, and public intellectual Terry Eagleton who is the Distinguished Professor of English Literature at Lancaster University has been translated into Persian by Saifollah Soleimani and released by Afraz Publishing in Tehran. This wide-ranging book ‘The Function of Criticism’ argues that criticism emerged in early bourgeois society as a central feature of a "public sphere" in which political, ethical, and literary judgments could mingle under the benign rule of reason. The disintegration of this fragile culture brought on a crisis in criticism, whose history since the 18th century has been fraught with ambivalence and anxiety.   Eagleton's account embraces Addison and Steele, Johnson and the 19-century reviewers, such critics as Arnold and Stephen, the heyday of Scrutiny and New Criticism, and finally the proliferation of avant-garde literary theories such as deconstructionism.   The book is nothing less than a history and critique of the "critical institution" itself. Eagleton's judgments on individual critics are sharp and illuminating, which his general argument raises crucial questions about the relations between language, literature and politics.   A prominent critic of postmodernism, Eagleton has published over forty books, but remains best known for ‘Literary Theory: An Introduction’ (1983), which has sold over 750,000 copies. The work elucidated the emerging literary theory of the period, as well as arguing that all literary theory is necessarily political. In his works such as ‘The Illusions of Postmodernism’ (1996) and ‘After Theory’ (2003), he argues that, influenced by postmodernism, cultural theory has wrongly devalued objectivity and ethics. His thinking is influenced by Marxism and by Christian faith.   ‘The Function of Criticism’ in Persian has been published in 150 pages and 300 copies.   ]]> Religion and Thought Wed, 14 Aug 2019 11:31:16 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/279575/the-function-of-criticism-sheds-new-light-on-critique Patrick Modiano’s ‘Pedigree’ describes his turbulent childhood http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/279607/patrick-modiano-s-pedigree-describes-his-turbulent-childhood According to IBNA correspondent, the book which has been translated under the title ‘I’m Patrick Modiano’ by Nazanin Arab, has been released by Negah Publishing in Tehran.      Nobel laureate Patrick Modiano has said that his many fictions are all variations of the same story. ‘Pedigree’, his memoir, is the theme. In this rare glimpse into his life, the author takes up his pen to tell his personal story.   He addresses his early years—shadowy times in postwar Paris that haunt his memory and have inspired his world-cherished body of fiction.   Modiano offers a memoir of his first twenty-one years. Termed one of his “finest books” by the Guardian, Pedigree is both a personal exploration and a luminous portrait of a world gone by.   ‘Pedigree’ sheds light on the childhood and adolescence that Modiano explores in ‘Suspended Sentences’, ‘Dora Bruder’, and other novels. In this work he re-creates the louche, unstable, colorful world of his parents under the German Occupation; his childhood in a household of circus performers and gangsters; and his formative friendship with the writer Raymond Queneau.   While acknowledging that memory is never assured, Modiano recalls with painful clarity the most haunting moments of his early life, such as the death of his ten-year-old brother.    The book which is Modiano’s only memoir, is a gift to his readers and a master key to the themes that have inspired his writing life. ‘Pedigree’ or ‘I’m Patrick Modiano’ in Persian, has been published in 108 pages.   ]]> Literature and Art Wed, 14 Aug 2019 11:01:41 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/279607/patrick-modiano-s-pedigree-describes-his-turbulent-childhood ‎‎‘The Girl with the Make-Believe Husband’ published in Persian http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/279662/the-girl-with-the-make-believe-husband-published-in-persian According to IBNA correspondent, the romance novel about a girl found herself in a dilemma by Julia Quinn has been translated into Persian by Mohammad Pour-Rokni and released by Elmi Publishing in Tehran. The synopsis of ‘The Girl with the Make-Believe Husband: A Bridgertons Prequel’ reads: “With her brother Thomas injured on the battlefront in the Colonies, orphaned Cecilia Harcourt has two unbearable choices: move in with a maiden aunt or marry a scheming cousin. Instead, she chooses option three and travels across the Atlantic, determined to nurse her brother back to health. But after a week of searching, she finds not her brother but his best friend, the handsome officer Edward Rokesby. He's unconscious and in desperate need of her care, and Cecilia vows that she will save this soldier's life, even if staying by his side means telling one little lie... When Edward comes to, he's more than a little confused. The blow to his head knocked out three months of his memory, but surely he would recall getting married. He knows who Cecilia Harcourt is—even if he does not recall her face—and with everyone calling her his wife, he decides it must be true, even though he'd always assumed he'd marry his neighbor back in England.   Cecilia risks her entire future by giving herself—completely—to the man she loves. But when the truth comes out, Edward may have a few surprises of his own for the new Mrs. Rokesby.   Julia Quinn is the pseudonym used by Julie Pottinger (born Julie Cotler in 1970), a best-selling American historical romance author. Her novels have been translated into 29 foreign languages and she has appeared on the New York Times Bestseller List 19 times. ‘The Girl with the Make-Believe Husband’ has been published in 278 pages and 350 copies.   ]]> Literature and Art Wed, 14 Aug 2019 10:20:32 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/279662/the-girl-with-the-make-believe-husband-published-in-persian Eighth reprint of ‘The Tin Drum’ comes out http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/279612/eighth-reprint-of-the-tin-drum-comes-out According to IBNA correspondent, the Günter Grass novel, a purported autobiography of a dwarf who lives through the birth and death of Nazi Germany has been released in Persian by Niloufar Publishing in 793 pages.          In ‘The Tin Drum’, the protagonist, Oskar Matzerath, narrates the novel from an asylum for the insane. He claims to have consciously stopped growing at the age of three in protest against adulthood; although intellectually normal, he has the stunted body of a dwarf.   Oskar’s voice is shrill enough to shatter glass, and his passion is banging on his tin drum, which has properties by which he draws forth memories from the past and complains about shortcomings in the present.   Detached from people and events, he comments on the horrors, injustices, and eccentricities he observes. Oskar lives through the bizarre death of his mother and the equally unusual deaths of both of his alleged fathers. Found guilty of a murder he did not commit, Oskar is incarcerated.   The picaresque novel which was published as ‘Die Blechtrommel’ in Germany was adapted into a 1979 film directed by Volker Schlöndorff, which won both the Palme d'Or, in the same year, and the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film the following year.   ]]> Literature and Art Wed, 14 Aug 2019 10:19:33 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/279612/eighth-reprint-of-the-tin-drum-comes-out 'Subculture: The Meaning of Style’ in Persian due http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/279530/subculture-the-meaning-of-style-in-persian-due ‘Subculture: The Meaning of Style’ which has been translated into Persian by Mahdi Sabbaghi, is centered on Britain's postwar youth subculture styles as symbolic forms of resistance. Drawing from Marxist theorists, literary critics, French structuralists, and American sociologists, Hebdige presents a model for analyzing youth subcultures. While arguing that each subculture undergoes the same trajectory, he outlines the individual style differences of specific subcultures, such as Teddy boys, mods, rockers, skinheads, and punks. Hebdige emphasizes the historical, class, race, and socioeconomic conditions that surrounded the formation of each subculture.   Hebdige studied under his primary influence, Stuart Hall at the Birmingham University's Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies. Hebdige's model somewhat builds from Hall's understanding of subcultures, and his theory of Encoding/Decoding. Hall sees different subcultures as representative of the variety of ways one can handle the "raw material of social ... existence.   An expatriate British media theorist, sociologist, a Professor of Art and Media Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara Hebdige’s work is commonly associated with the study of subcultures, and its resistance against the mainstream of society.   Hebdige has written extensively on contemporary art, design, media and cultural studies, on mod style, reggae, postmodernism and style, surrealism, improvisation. His current research interests include media topographies, desert studies, and performative criticism.     ]]> Religion and Thought Tue, 13 Aug 2019 13:49:44 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/279530/subculture-the-meaning-of-style-in-persian-due ‎‘Days in the History of Silence’ to be unveiled http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/279529/days-in-the-history-of-silence-to-be-unveiled According to IBNA correspondent, the novel has been translated by Shaqayeq Qandehari into Persian and released by Hekmat-e Kalameh Publishing in Tehran. ‘Days in the History of Silence’ From the acclaimed Nordic Council Literature Prize winner, is a story that reveals the devastating effects of mistaking silence for peace and feeling shame for inevitable circumstances. Eva and Simon have spent most of their adult lives together. He is a physician and she is a teacher, and they have three grown daughters and a comfortable home. Yet what binds them together isn’t only affection and solidarity but also the painful facts of their respective histories, which they keep hidden even from their own children. But after the abrupt dismissal of their housekeeper and Simon’s increasing withdrawal into himself, the past can no longer be repressed. Merethe Lindstrøm is a Norwegian author. She was born in Bergen and made her literary debut in 1983 with a collection of short stories, her first novel was published in 1992. But it was the 1996 novel The Stone Collectors that won her two awards, and set a new tone in her authorship. For the 2007 collection of short stories, ‘The Guests’, Lindstrøm was nominated for the Nordic Council's Literary Prize and the Norwegian Critics' Award. Her next book Days in the History of Silence (2011) won her both these prestigious awards. The unveiling ceremony of ‘Days in the History of Silence’ is scheduled to be held in Ibn-e Sina (Avicenna) Book City on Friday at 5 p.m.   ]]> Literature and Art Tue, 13 Aug 2019 12:53:04 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/279529/days-in-the-history-of-silence-to-be-unveiled Dubai to host International Conference on Human Security ‎ http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/279614/dubai-to-host-international-conference-on-human-security According to IBNA correspondent, quoting Waset.org, International Conference on Human Security and Security Management aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Human Security and Security Management.   It also provides a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the fields of Human Security and Security Management.   Topics of interest for submission include, but are not limited to:     Human security and migration     Natural and other disasters and human security     Global and local health challenges for human security     Public space, urban security and human security     Sustainable human development and human security     Philosophical and ethical foundations of the human security       approach   The submission deadline for abstracts/full-text papers is November 15, 2020.   ]]> Religion and Thought Tue, 13 Aug 2019 12:14:26 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/279614/dubai-to-host-international-conference-on-human-security ‎‘The Americanized People’ by French-Iranian author reviewed ‎ http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/279528/the-americanized-people-by-french-iranian-author-reviewed According to IBNA correspondent, the book which has been translated into Persian by Reza Seyyed Hosseini and released by Nahid publishing in Tehran reveals the concern of its author for the oppressed people of the world.   Serge Rezvani, was born Cyrus Rezvani on March 23, 1928 in Tehran, the son of an Iranian playwright father and a Russian mother. He was only one when was taken to Paris by his father whose work was praised by prominent playwrights like Fernando Arabal. Rezvani is also a painter, engraver, playwright, as well as a singer-songwriter. He has written over 40 novels, 15 plays and two collections of poetry. He is the composer of more than 150 songs, including a famous one performed by Jeanne Moreau in the movie ‘Jules and Jim’ an acclaimed film by François Truffaut. His pseudonym of Cyrus Bassiak means "Barefoot" in Russian).   A couple of French tramps have fun knocking out and poisoning American sailors who stop at Cannes ... A huge buffoonery. They are sluggish and truculent. They are similar to the characters of Samuel Beckett in 'Waiting for Godot' who live among garbage, have nothing to lose and embrace each other out of loneliness.   However these tramps have principles and are radical. They believed that by killing evil people they struggle against evil. They are suffering from the disease of being Americanized. ‘The Americanized People’ in Persian has been published in 550 copies.     ]]> Literature and Art Tue, 13 Aug 2019 11:39:45 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/279528/the-americanized-people-by-french-iranian-author-reviewed Iranian writer Boochani wins National Biography Award http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/279510/iranian-writer-boochani-wins-national-biography-award According to IBNA correspondent, quoting from ‘The Guardian’, judges call his memoir an ‘astonishing act of witness’. He has continued his sweep of the Australian literary prize landscape, winning the $25,000 National Biography award on Monday – yet another award the refugee was unable to accept in person, as he enters his sixth year of detention on Manus Island.   Boochani’s autobiography ‘No Friend but the Mountains’ tells of his journey from Indonesia to Australia by boat, and his subsequent imprisonment on Manus Island by the Australian government, which continues to refuse him entry.   The journalist and activist composed the book one text message at the time from Manus. It was translated from Persian by his friend Omid Tofighian. ‘No Friend but the Mountains’ has already won $125,000 at the Victorian premier’s literary awards, the country’s richest literary prize; $10,000 at the New South Wales premier’s literary awards; and non-fiction book of the year at the Australian Book Industry Awards. Boochani appeared at the awards ceremony via WhatsApp. “I don’t want to talk about literature, I would [just] like to say that I think the literature community as a part of civil society of Australia are part of our resistance in front of this system, and I think it is very valuable, and I do appreciate everyone for recognizing my work,” he said.   He thanked the prize organizers, Tofighian and his first translator, Moones Mansoubi, as well as his other supporters. “I think history will judge this generation and will judge all of us in this hard and dark period of Australian history,” he said.     ]]> Literature and Art Tue, 13 Aug 2019 10:16:52 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/279510/iranian-writer-boochani-wins-national-biography-award ‎‘Fake News’ influenced by key political, social events http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/279450/fake-news-influenced-by-key-political-social-events According to IBNA correspondent, the book has been translated into Persian by Behjat Abbasi and released by Jouyandeh Publishing in Tehran touches upon one of the significant issues of journalism in the 21st century which may question the credibility of news producers.     ‘Fake News: Falsehood, Fabrication and Fantasy in Journalism’ is introduced as a work which examines the causes and consequences of the ‘fake news’ phenomenon now sweeping the world’s media and political debates.   Drawing on three decades of research and writing on journalism and news media, the author engages with the fake news phenomenon in accessible, insightful language designed to bring clarity and context to a complex and fast-moving debate.   The author presents fake news not as a cultural issue in isolation but rather as arising from, and contributing to, significant political and social trends in twenty-first century societies.   Chapters identify the factors which have laid the groundwork for fake news’ explosive appearance at this moment in our globalized public sphere. These include the rise of relativism and the crisis of objectivity, the role of digital media platforms in the production and consumption of news, and the growing drive to produce online content which attracts users and generates revenue.   Brian McNair is Professor of Journalism, Media and Communication at Queensland University of Technology. He is the author of fifteen books, including Communication and Political Crisis (2016), Cultural Chaos (2006), Journalists in Film (2010) and Politics, Media and Democracy in Australia (with Flew et al., 2017).   ]]> History and Politics Mon, 12 Aug 2019 11:06:50 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/279450/fake-news-influenced-by-key-political-social-events Book on ISIS delves into a Middle Eastern crisis http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/279449/book-on-isis-delves-into-a-middle-eastern-crisis According to IBNA correspondent, ‘The Islamic State Organization: The Sunni Crisis and the Struggle of Global Jihadism’ has been authored by employing various research methods to present a comprehensive picture of ISIS formation and its practices in the region.   In the introduction of the book, Anja Wehler-Schoeck Resident Director, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Jordan and Iraq writes: “With the publication of this book, the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) wishes to contribute to an educated discussion of the new developments in global Jihadism. The authors, Dr. Mohammad Abu Rumman and Hassan Abu Hanieh go back to the sources of al-Qaeda and IS and analyze the differences of both terror organizations with regard to ideology and strategy as well as to organizational structure and leadership.   They explain the genesis of the rift between the two organizations, which has evolved from mere ideological differences to a full-fledged military conflict. Against the backdrop of the political developments in Syria and Iraq in the past few years, the authors show how IS (ISIS) was able to rapidly gain strength.   With the gradual rise of what became known as the ‘Islamic State’ Organization or IS, the year 2013 marked a turning point in global Jihadism. IS introduced previously unknown forms of recruiting, propaganda and operating. In 2014, the terror organization managed to overtake al-Qaeda as the dominant player of global Jihad. IS has been recruiting on a much larger scale than al-Qaeda and across a far broader range, including converts to Islam from many Western countries.” Chapters of the book are: The ‘Islamic State’ Organization: Its Roots, Path, and Transformations; Al-Nusra Front: Its Founding, Rise, and Crisis; The Road to Announcing the “Caliphate”; The Schism of Al-Qaeda: Disputes and Implications of Discord; The Struggle over the Ideology of Jihadi Salafism; The Evolution of the Islamic State’s Structure; and The Day After: The War against the ‘Islamic State’. ‘The Islamic State Organization: The Sunni Crisis and the Struggle of Global Jihadism’ has been translated into Persian by Hassan Bashir and Mohammad-Hossein Mir-Fakhraei and published by Imam Sadiq University Press in 292 pages and 1000 copies.       ]]> History and Politics Mon, 12 Aug 2019 10:28:16 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/279449/book-on-isis-delves-into-a-middle-eastern-crisis Tehran meeting, “Haddad on Alfred Döblin” due ‎ http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/279459/tehran-meeting-haddad-on-alfred-döblin-due According to IBNA correspondent, the meeting which is titled “Haddad on Alfred Doblin” will focus on ‘Berlin Alexanderplatz’ which has been translated by Haddad and has been recently published by Lahita Publishing in Tehran. The event will be attended by several Iranian literati and experts.     The masterpiece of Alfred Döblin concerns a murderer, Franz Biberkopf, fresh from prison. When his friend murders the prostitute on whom Biberkopf has been relying as an anchor, he realizes that he will be unable to extricate himself from the underworld into which he has sunk.   He must deal with misery, lack of opportunities, crime and the imminent ascendency of Nazism. During his struggle to survive against all odds, life rewards him with an unsuspected surprise but his happiness will not last as the story continues.   The narrative style of the novel is sometimes compared to that of James Joyce's, critics such as Walter Benjamin have drawn a distinction between 'Ulysses’ interior monologue and ‘Berlin Alexanderplatz's’ use of montage.   The program will be held on Tuesday, August 13 at 4:30 p.m.   ]]> Literature and Art Sun, 11 Aug 2019 13:36:19 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/279459/tehran-meeting-haddad-on-alfred-döblin-due ‎‘Double Lives, Second Chances’ on Kieslowski reaches Iranian fans http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/279451/double-lives-second-chances-on-kieslowski-reaches-iranian-fans According to IBNA correspondent, with a Foreword by acclaimed French actress, Irene Jacob, ‘Double Lives, Second Chances: The Cinema of Krzysztof Kieslowski’ has been translated into Persian by Mohammad-Reza Sheikhi who suggests: “Kieslowski was so much concerned for social and political issues that felt it is better to express his ideas more directly and bluntly through documentary and short films.”   Krzysztof Kieslowski, who passed away in 1996, perfected his art in movies filled with mesmerizing images of beauty and danger. His best-known films, ‘Blue’; ‘White’; ‘Red’; ‘The Double Life of Veronique’; and ‘The Decalogue’, remain watershed events in filmmaking history. Author Annette Insdorf, Kieslowski's close friend and translator, offers a revealing portrait of his life and monumental body of work.   From the gold-bathed images of ‘The Double Life of Veronique’ to the emotionally dark, visually haunting Blue, Kieslowski’s films explore personal and social issues with inimitable brilliance. This book includes an updated introduction with information on the much-anticipated release of ‘Heaven’ (March 2002) which Kieslowski wrote and planned to film before he died unexpectedly in March 1996.   Annette Insdorf (born c. 1950) is an American film historian, author and interviewer. She has written numerous books on various cinema-related topics, including on filmmakers François Truffaut and Philip Kaufman. In 2018, she was awarded the Mel Novikoff Award at the 2018 San Francisco International Film Festival.   ‘Double Lives, Second Chances: The Cinema of Krzysztof Kieslowski’ has been released by Cheshmeh Publishing in Tehran in 214 pages and 700 copies.   ]]> Literature and Art Sun, 11 Aug 2019 12:20:34 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/279451/double-lives-second-chances-on-kieslowski-reaches-iranian-fans New Persian translation of ‘Alice's Adventures in Wonderland’ released ‎ http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/279402/new-persian-translation-of-alice-s-adventures-in-wonderland-released According to IBNA correspondent, the new translation has been carried out jointly by veteran Iranian translator Farhad Ghabraei and Shirin Ja’fari. The book has been released by Ketab Saray-e Nik in Tehran. At least seven other translations of ‘Alice's Adventures in Wonderland’ from 1959 have been published in Persian.  written by Charles Lutwidge Dodgson under the pseudonym Lewis Carroll in 1865, ‘Alice's Adventures in Wonderland’ tells of a girl named Alice falling through a rabbit hole into a fantasy world populated by peculiar, anthropomorphic creatures. The tale plays with logic, giving the story lasting popularity with adults as well as with children. It is considered to be one of the best examples of the literary nonsense genre. Its narrative course and structure, characters and imagery have been enormously influential in both popular culture and literature, especially in the fantasy genre. Carroll who was also a poet, mathematician, photographer and priest, was noted for his facility at word play, logic, and fantasy. His famous poems ‘Jabberwocky’ and ‘The Hunting of the Snark’ are also classified in the genre of literary nonsense. Then new Persian translation of ‘Alice's Adventures in Wonderland’ has been published in 300 copies.     ]]> Children Sat, 10 Aug 2019 13:10:51 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/279402/new-persian-translation-of-alice-s-adventures-in-wonderland-released ‎'Travelogue of Tajikistan, Samarkand and Bukhara' to be unveiled ‎ http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/279391/travelogue-of-tajikistan-samarkand-and-bukhara-to-be-unveiled According to IBNA correspondent, held in cooperation of Iran and Tajikistan Friendship Society, the unveiling ceremony will be attended by scholars, researchers, diplomats and publishing experts.   ECO Cultural Institute (ECI) is affiliated to ECO and aims at fostering understanding and the preservation of the rich cultural heritage of its members through common projects in the field of the media, literature, art, philosophy, sport and education.   This ceremony is a scheduled for Wednesday, August 14 at 2 p.m. in ECI building.       ]]> History and Politics Sat, 10 Aug 2019 10:22:37 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/279391/travelogue-of-tajikistan-samarkand-and-bukhara-to-be-unveiled Persian language kids read ‘Adventures of Frog & Toad’ ‎ http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/279566/persian-language-kids-read-adventures-of-frog-toad According to IBNA correspondent, the books which contain amusing and educational stories for children have been translated by Nastaran Sadeghi into Persian and released by Avay-e Kalar Publishing. Twenty-five years ago, readers were introduced to Frog and Toad and instantly fell in love. Since publication, books about these two lovable friends have won numerous awards. Frog and Toad are Friends was named a Caldecott Honor Book in 1971 and Frog and Toad Together was a 1973 Newbery Honor Book. Frog and Toad are Friends, Days with Frog and Toad, and Frog and Toad Together are Arnold Lobel's most beloved legacy to young readers. Arnold Lobel (1933-1987) was one of the most loved creators of children's books. He wrote and/or illustrated more than sixty books for children and is perhaps best known for his ‘I Can Read Books’ about Frog and Toad. In 1971 'Frog and Toad are Friends' was named a Caldecott Honor Book. The second in the series, 'Frog and Toad' Together was named a 1973 Newbery Honor Book. In 1980 he received the Caldecott Medal for his book Fables.   ‘Adventures of Frog & Toad’ in Persian has been published in 1000 copies. ]]> Literature and Art Sat, 10 Aug 2019 09:50:45 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/279566/persian-language-kids-read-adventures-of-frog-toad New volumes of the Harrison’s medical textbooks in Persian due http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/shortint/279601/new-volumes-of-the-harrison-s-medical-textbooks-in-persian-due According to IBNA correspondent, Salahi, the author and translator of over 60 medical books and head of the translation project ‘Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine’ (2018) said that as one of the main medical references for professionals and students, the book is being translated into Persian in 12 volumes. “By now, the parts Immune-Mediated, Inflammatory, and Rheumatologic Disorders; Disorders of the Kidney and Urinary Tract and Disorders of the Respiratory System have been translated into three volumes and published by Haidari Publishing,” he stated.   “The translation has almost been accomplished and the work is in the process of typing and editing. At least four or five other volumes of the series will be published on topics such as Cardinal Manifestations and Presentation of Diseases and Disorders of the Gastrointestinal System. The only remaining part is Neurologic Disorders which is highly specialized and complex and requires more time and precision,” Tehran University Professor added.       ]]> Technology and Science Fri, 09 Aug 2019 11:55:28 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/shortint/279601/new-volumes-of-the-harrison-s-medical-textbooks-in-persian-due ‎‘IQ’ series available to Iranian children http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/279441/iq-series-available-to-iranian-children According to IBNA correspondent, the series has been translated into Persian by Nasrin Vakili and released by Elmi va Farhangi Publishing in Tehran. It includes four books: ‘I.Q. Goes to School’ (2002), ‘I.Q. Goes to the Library’ (2003), ‘I.Q., It's Time’ (2005), ‘I.Q. Gets Fit’ (2007).   The Persian translator, Vakili says that as well as providing entertainment, this series touches upon important points and teach children indirectly about acquiring various skills, consume healthy food stuff, know the subjects of the books and pick the best for them in the libraries.   The synopsis of ‘I.Q. Goes to School’ reads: “I.Q. comes to Mrs. Furber's class on the first day of school. He loves being in class with the children. But who wants to be the class pet when being a student can be so much fun? Each week Mrs. Furber chooses a Student of the Week. More than anything, I.Q. wants to be picked. When will it be his turn?”   Mary Ann Fraser has worked on more than sixty books for children, including Alexander Graham Bell Answers the Call, No Yeti Yet, and Heebie-Jeebie Jamboree.   Her books have received a Junior Library Guild Selection, School Library Journal Best Book of the Year, Book Links Book of the Year, IRA Young Readers Choice Award, and American Booksellers "Pick of the List."   Nasrin Vakili is a veteran Iranian translator of books for children and young adults who has the translation of over 150 books in her career.     ]]> Children Fri, 09 Aug 2019 09:58:42 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/279441/iq-series-available-to-iranian-children Administrative bureaucracy of Grant Plan to be downplayed ‎ http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/279385/administrative-bureaucracy-of-grant-plan-to-be-downplayed According to IBNA correspondent quoting the public relations department of Iran's Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance, in this meeting which was held on Monday, August 5, Javadi said: “The secretariat of the Grant Plan may play a more active role in communication with foreign publishers and develop the program. The books of Iranian elites and scientists are also needed to be covered in this plan.”   “Also, the secretariat can provide a comprehensive archive from the Persian books translated into foreign languages and explore the best strategy to support the translation of the other intended works,” he added. Following the session, the executive secretary of the Grant Plan Ali Fereidouni presented a report of the measures taken by the plan, “Until now, 400 Persian books have been translated into foreign languages through the plan and we have tried to be directly involved in negotiations with publishers,” he said.   At the end of the meeting, it was determined that from now on, the financial support for the translation of Persian books for children and young adults will be up to €1000 and for adults books will be €3000.         ]]> Literature and Art Tue, 06 Aug 2019 13:44:28 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/279385/administrative-bureaucracy-of-grant-plan-to-be-downplayed ‎'A New History of Western Philosophy' to be unveiled http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/279333/a-new-history-of-western-philosophy-to-be-unveiled ‘A New History of Western Philosophy’ in four volumes has been translated into Persian by Reza Ya’ghoubi and released by Parseh Publishing in Tehran. The ceremony will be held by Bukhara magazine in Tehran with the translator of the book and Iranian scholars Karim Mojtahedi and Ensha Allah Rahmati as well as the Chief Editor of Bukhara magazine Ali Dehbashi in attendance.   The first volume of the series is centered on philosophy in the ancient times. In the series, which its original version was published by Oxford University press in 2004, Sir Anthony John Patrick Kenny tells the story of philosophy chronologically, his lively narrative bringing the great philosophers to life and filling in the historical and intellectual background to their work.   He also looks closely at each of the main areas of philosophical exploration: knowledge and understanding; science; metaphysics; mind and soul; the nature and content of morality; political philosophy; and God.     ]]> Religion and Thought Tue, 06 Aug 2019 13:13:51 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/279333/a-new-history-of-western-philosophy-to-be-unveiled Iranian academic publishers to attend FBF purposefully http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/shortint/279276/iranian-academic-publishers-to-attend-fbf-purposefully Speaking to IBNA, Executive Director of Cultural Association of Iranian Academic Books Publishers Abbas Hosseini-Nik said: “It's the fourth consecutive year that our association is participating at Frankfurt Book Fair.   “We make efforts to put the works of Iranian authors and researchers on public display in FBF,” he pointed out. Hosseini-Nik referred to the interaction of the association with literary agencies to introduce Iranian academic books to foreign publishers and meetings are due with them in Frankfurt.    Executive Director of Cultural Association of Iranian Academic Books Publishers added that consultations have been made to hold seminars with academic publishers associations in countries such as Germany and India and such discussions will be continued in FBF.   Frankfurt Book Fair is a major cultural event: around 7,300 exhibitors from over 100 countries, more than 275,000 visitors, over 4,000 events, around 10,000 journalists and 2,400 bloggers make FBF the world's largest trade fair for publishing every year.   The 71st Frankfurt Book Fair is slated for October 16 to 20. ]]> Book Fair Tue, 06 Aug 2019 11:42:38 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/shortint/279276/iranian-academic-publishers-to-attend-fbf-purposefully New Persian translations of Ágota Kristóf’s ‘Twins Trilogy’ available http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/279559/new-persian-translations-of-ágota-kristóf-s-twins-trilogy-available According to IBNA correspondent, the new Persian translations of ‘The Notebook’ and ‘The Proof’ have been accomplished by Ghasem San’avi and released by Nahid Publishing in Tehran. Earlier, Asghar Nouri translated the books into Persian which were printed by Morvarid Publishing.   The trilogy features another book, ‘The Third Lie’ and the compilation is formally titled (The Book of Lies - Twins Trilogy #1-3). These three internationally acclaimed novels have confirmed Agota Kristof's reputation as one of the most provocative exponents of new-wave European fiction.   With all the stark simplicity of a fractured fairy tale, the trilogy tells the story of twin brothers, Claus and Lucas, locked in an agonizing bond that becomes a gripping allegory of the forces that have divided "brothers" in much of Europe since World War II.   Kristof's postmodern saga begins with ‘The Notebook’, in which the brothers are children, lost in a country torn apart by conflict, who must learn every trick of evil and cruelty merely to survive.   In ‘The Proof’, Lucas is challenging to prove his own identity and the existence of his missing brother, a defector to the "other side." The Third Lie, which closes the trilogy, is a biting parable of Eastern and Western Europe today and a deep exploration into the nature of identity, storytelling, and the truths and untruths that lie at the heart of them all.   ‘The Notebook’ and ‘The Proof’ have been respectively published in 174 and 184 pages and 550 copies.   ]]> Literature and Art Mon, 05 Aug 2019 13:16:07 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/279559/new-persian-translations-of-ágota-kristóf-s-twins-trilogy-available Zurich to host International Conference on Ethics http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/279454/zurich-to-host-international-conference-on-ethics According to IBNA correspondent quoting from Waset.org, International Conference on Ethics aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Ethics. It also provides a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the fields of Ethics. Topics of interest for submission include, but are not limited to: Issues in ethics; Applied ethics‎; Concepts in ethics; Environmental philosophy; Ethical theories‎; Ethicists; Ethics organizations; Ethics lists; Ethics literature‎; Meta-ethics; Morality; Moral philosophers; Philosophy of love‎; Religious ethics; Ethics stubs, etc. Deadline for submitting abstracts or full-text articles is November 15, 2020.   ]]> Religion and Thought Mon, 05 Aug 2019 12:13:56 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/279454/zurich-to-host-international-conference-on-ethics Critics to discuss 'Russian Roulette' in Tehran http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/279165/critics-to-discuss-russian-roulette-in-tehran According to IBNA correspondent, 'Russian Roulette: The Inside Story of Putin's War on America and the Election of Donald Trump' has been translated into Persian by Elham Gerami and released by Elmi publishing in Tehran. The meeting for discussing the book will be held with Persian translator and experts Elahe Koulaei, Seyyed Javad Salehi and Hossein Naghashi in attendance.   The book is a story of political skullduggery unprecedented in American history. It weaves together tales of international intrigue, cyber espionage, and superpower rivalry. After U.S.-Russia relations soured, as Vladimir Putin moved to reassert Russian strength on the global stage, Moscow trained its best hackers and trolls on U.S. political targets and exploited WikiLeaks to disseminate information that could affect the 2016 election.   The Russians were wildly successful and the great break-in of 2016 was no "third-rate burglary." It was far more sophisticated and sinister- a brazen act of political espionage designed to interfere with American democracy. At the end of the day, Trump, the candidate who pursued business deals in Russia, won. Millions of Americans were left wondering, what the hell happened? This story of high-tech spying and multiple political feuds is told against the backdrop of Trump's strange relationship with Putin and the curious ties between members of his inner circle including Paul Manafort and Michael Flynn and Russia. The session for reviewing the Persian translation of the book is scheduled for Tuesday at 5 p.m.     ]]> History and Politics Sun, 04 Aug 2019 10:33:50 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/279165/critics-to-discuss-russian-roulette-in-tehran Conference on Death and the Rebirth of the Subject due http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/279613/conference-on-death-and-the-rebirth-of-subject-due According to IBNA correspondent quoting from philevents.org, the term “subject” is used in philosophy in two different and apparently even contradictory senses. On the one hand, the term means the agent as the source of thought and action, as the origin of change in the world. The idea that the human being is – or can be – a subject in this sense characterizes much of modern thought, for example, the philosophies of Descartes and Kant. On the other hand, the term refers to the agent as subjected to the prevailing political and social order, as governed by the established rules and practices. The idea that the human being is a subject in this second sense has been put forward by Nietzsche, Marx, and Freud and then developed by Heidegger, Foucault, Althusser, and others. Foucault has called this development “the death of the subject” since it aims to put an end to the notion of subject in the first, traditional sense.   The history of the notion of subject does not end with this “death”, however. We find in recent and contemporary philosophy not only said critique of the traditional notion, but also attempts to re-establish, after that critique, a notion of the human being as the source of change in the world. Arendt and Badiou may here be mentioned as prominent examples. “The Death and the Rebirth of the Subject” conference seeks to explore this “death” and “rebirth” of the notion of subject. The central question of the conference will be whether the attempts to recover a notion of the human being as the source of thought and action succeed in “overcoming” the critique of the traditional notion.   The conference invites proposals for presentations in English or Spanish. The proposals may be extended abstracts of around 500 words or complete papers. They should be prepared for blind review and sent to coloquio_sujeto@mail.udp.cl. The deadline for submissions is August 11. Notices of acceptance will be sent by August 18.   The conference will be held at Instituto de Filosofia, Universidad Diego Portales, Santiago.   ]]> Religion and Thought Sun, 04 Aug 2019 09:54:13 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/279613/conference-on-death-and-the-rebirth-of-subject-due ‎‘Ikigai’ reveals Japanese secret to a long life http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/279157/ikigai-reveals-japanese-secret-to-a-long-life According to IBNA correspondent, ‘Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life’ which is centered on finding the objective of life, working on it and enjoying it, has been translated into Persian by Goli Nejadi and released by Sales publishing in Tehran. As the Japanese say, everyone has an ikigai—a reason for living. And according to the residents of the Japanese village with the world’s longest-living people, finding it is the key to a happier and longer life. Having a strong sense of ikigai—the place where passion, mission, vocation, and profession intersect—means that each day is infused with meaning. It’s the reason we get up in the morning.   It’s also the reason many Japanese never really retire (in fact there’s no word in Japanese that means retire in the sense it does in English): They remain active and work at what they enjoy, because they’ve found a real purpose in life—the happiness of always being busy.   In researching this book, the authors interviewed the residents of the Japanese village with the highest percentage of 100-year-olds—one of the world’s Blue Zones. Ikigai reveals the secrets to their longevity and happiness: how they eat, how they move, how they work, how they foster collaboration and community, and—their best-kept secret—how they find the ikigai that brings satisfaction to their lives. And it provides practical tools to help you discover your own ikigai. Because who doesn’t want to find happiness in every day? ‘Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life’ in Persian has been published in 132 pages and 1100 copies.     ]]> Religion and Thought Sun, 04 Aug 2019 09:05:31 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/279157/ikigai-reveals-japanese-secret-to-a-long-life Copyright of Iranian novel 'Immortal' transferred to Lebanese publisher http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/279275/copyright-of-iranian-novel-immortal-transferred-to-lebanese-publisher According to IBNA correspondent, ‘Immortal’ which has been written by Sadeq Karamyar will be soon translated into Arabic and is scheduled to be released in Arabic language countries.   Al-Ma'aref Publishing has released many books and has participated in different book fairs in Arabian countries. It is also a member of the Arab Language Union of Publishers.   The move is deemed positively since Arab language readers who have many cultural and regional commonalities with Iran are less informed about Iranian and Persian literature.   The author Sadeq Karamyar was born in 1959 in Tehran. He studied theology and began to work as a journalist. He has other books in his career as well such as ‘Burning Plains’ ‘Pain’ and ‘Hidden Being’. The 272 pages 'Immortal' has been reprinted 29 times by Neyestan Publishing in Tehran.   ]]> Literature and Art Sat, 03 Aug 2019 11:06:38 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/279275/copyright-of-iranian-novel-immortal-transferred-to-lebanese-publisher ‎‘Trump in the White House’ published in Persian‎ http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/279384/trump-in-the-white-house-published-persian According to IBNA correspondent, the book has been translated into Persian by Ali-Reza Jabbari (Azarang) and released by Afkar Publishing in Tehran. In ‘Trump in the White House: Tragedy and Farce’, John Bellamy Foster does what no other Trump analyst has done before: he places the president and his administration in full historical context. Foster reveals that Trump is merely the endpoint of a stagnating economic system whose liberal democratic sheen has begun to wear thin. Beneath a veneer of democracy, we see the authoritarian rule that oversees decreasing wages, anti-science and climate-change denialism, a dying public education system, and expanding prisons and military—all powered by a phony populism seething with centuries of racism that never went away.   But Foster refuses to end his book in despair. Inside his analysis is a clarion call to fight back. Protests, popular demands, coalitions: everyone is needed. Change can’t happen without radical, anti-capitalist politics, and Foster demonstrates that—even now, with the waters ever warming—it may yet be possible to stop the desecration of the Earth; to end endless war; to create global solidarity with all oppressed people. Could a frog do that? Foster is a professor of sociology at the University of Oregon and also editor of Monthly Review. He writes about the political economy of capitalism and economic crisis, ecology and ecological crisis, and Marxist theory. ‘Trump in the White House: Tragedy and Farce’ in Persian has been published in 186 pages and 500 copies.   ]]> History and Politics Fri, 02 Aug 2019 12:07:18 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/279384/trump-in-the-white-house-published-persian Bristol to host Problems of Kant’s Philosophy Int’l Conference http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/279439/bristol-to-host-problems-of-kant-s-philosophy-int-l-conference According to IBNA correspondent quoting from philevents.org the event which is held by UK’s Kant Society, invites philosophers to address textual or systematic problems with Kant’s or Kantian philosophy. New takes on old problems, the raising of unnoticed issues, but also defenses of Immanuel Kant against these problems are welcomed in the conference. The event seeks to attract not only Kant scholars but also speakers who will discuss the broader implications of Kant and Kantians’ work. It also aims to bring together research into the various aspects of Kant’s and Kantian philosophy, including critical discussion of its viability and potency for various current philosophical issues.   Submissions from any topic relating to problems in Kant’s and Kantian philosophy are acceptable, but some suggested topics below would have priority:   The plausibility and systematic potency of central elements of Kant’s theoretical philosophy:   Kant’s account of freedom and nature; Transcendental Idealism; The idea that reason stands in need of a Critique; The relation of Kant’s theoretical philosophy to non-Euclidian geometry, quantum physics or dialetheism; Epistemic responsibility, the ethics of belief, and epistemic norms;   The suitability of rational standards, such as universalizability, as supreme principles of morality; The role of motivation for moral worth and moral evaluation; The nature and role of maxims; The problem of rigorism and overdemandingness; Lying and truthfulness; Kant’s and Kantian applied ethics in areas such as climate ethics, issues of global poverty and medical ethics, etc are among the other topics of discussion.       ]]> Religion and Thought Fri, 02 Aug 2019 11:33:28 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/279439/bristol-to-host-problems-of-kant-s-philosophy-int-l-conference ‎ ‘The Gathering’ by Anne Enright available in Iranian bookstores http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/279354/the-gathering-by-anne-enright-available-in-iranian-bookstores According to IBNA correspondent, the book which traces a mystery in a large Irish family has been translated into Persian by Mina Saffar and printed by Jomhouri publishing in Tehran. ‘Gathering’ is the fourth novel by Anne Enright and winner of the 2007 Booker Prize.    The novel is a portrait of a large Irish family and a shot of fresh blood into the Irish literary tradition, combining the lyricism of the old with the shock of the new. The nine surviving children of the Hegarty clan are gathering in Dublin for the wake of their wayward brother, Liam, drowned in the sea.   His sister, Veronica, collects the body and keeps the dead man company, guarding the secret she shares with him—something that happened in their grandmother’s house in the winter of 1968. ‘Gathering’ in Persian has been published in 295 pages and 1000 copies.       ]]> Literature and Art Fri, 02 Aug 2019 10:57:46 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/279354/the-gathering-by-anne-enright-available-in-iranian-bookstores ‎70 countries to attend 2nd International Paper Exhibition http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/shortint/279053/70-countries-to-attend-2nd-international-paper-exhibition Speaking to IBNA, Reza Omidi, Director of the 2nd International Exhibition of Paper, Cardboard, Cellulose Products and Related ‎Machinery said a large group of producers, and activists of this field will participate in this edition of the exhibition.   “The event is scheduled to be staged in halls number A 35 and A37 in area of 3000 square meters and the representatives of foreign countries will be present in the event,” he said. “Due to political and economic difficulties and financial constraints, has not been to promoted this year however, China and India will be more active in the event. We aim to extend our international reach and to play key role at least in the region of the Middle East,” Director of the 2nd International Exhibition of Paper, Cardboard, Cellulose Products and Related ‎Machinery added.   ]]> Print Industry Thu, 01 Aug 2019 11:47:04 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/shortint/279053/70-countries-to-attend-2nd-international-paper-exhibition ‎Jodi Picoult’s ‘Small Great Things’ appears in Persian http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/279049/jodi-picoult-s-small-great-things-appears-in-persian According to IBNA correspondent, ‘Small Great Things’ which features two main characters, a black American woman and his white defense lawyer has been translated into Persian by Mohsen Jazeb and released by Elmi Publishing in Tehran.   The author, Jodi Lynn Picoult was awarded the New England Bookseller Award for fiction in 2003. Currently, approximately 14 million copies of her books are in print worldwide, translated into 34 languages including Persian. Picoult studied creative writing at Princeton University and graduated in 1987. She published two short stories in ‘Seventeen’ magazine while still in college. Immediately after graduation, she began a variety of jobs, ranging from editing textbooks to teaching eighth-grade English. She earned a master's degree in education from Harvard University. Her first novel is ‘Songs of the Humpback Whale’ (1992). The story line of ‘Small Great Things’ which its titled quotes from the words of Martin Luther King involves an African-American labor/delivery nurse in charge of newborns at a Connecticut hospital. She is ordered not to touch the baby of a white supremacist couple. After the baby dies in her care, she is charged with murder and taken to court. The story is told from the complex multiple racial perspectives of the principal characters, the nurse Ruth, Turk Bauer, the white supremacist father of the baby, and Kennedy McQuarrie, Ruth's lawyer. ‘Small Great Things’ in Persian has been published in 496 pages and 300 copies.     ]]> Literature and Art Thu, 01 Aug 2019 10:20:52 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/279049/jodi-picoult-s-small-great-things-appears-in-persian Iranian poet Hossein Ahi passes away http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/279034/iranian-poet-hossein-ahi-passes-away According to IBNA correspondent, born in Tehran in 1953, Ahi who was also prolific in research works on the Iranian classical poetry and authored over 25 books including ‘The Meters of Persian Poetry’, ‘A Study on Khayyam’ and ‘A Comprehensive Study on the Meters of Persian Poetry’ about the subject. In his literary programs for the state-run Iranian TV titled, ‘With the Caravan of Poetry and Music’ which was broadcast in early 2000, he also strived to consider and promote Persian poetry. He had a nighttime radio program titled ‘Spectacle of the Secret’ which was aired for several years. Ahi contributed to a number of Iranian cultural journals as well writing extensively about the works of Iranian classic poets.   ]]> Literature and Art Wed, 31 Jul 2019 10:18:39 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/279034/iranian-poet-hossein-ahi-passes-away Psychological thriller ‘The Glass Cell’ available to Iranian readers http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/279184/psychological-thriller-the-glass-cell-available-to-iranian-readers According to IBNA correspondent, the novel which reveals the influence of Dostoevsky and existentialism on Patricia Highsmith has been translated into Persian by Shahpour Azimi and released by Chatrang publishing in Tehran. In his introduction to the book, Azimi writes: “I saw the name of Patricia Highsmith first in the credits of the film ‘Strangers on a Train’ by Alfred Hitchcock. It has been so fascinating for me to see that some of the greatest authors of detective fiction are women. Later, due to my interest in this literary genre, I began to translate ‘The Glass Cell’.” Based on a true story, ‘The Glass Cell’ is Highsmith's deeply disturbing fictionalization of everything she learned. The novel opens with a graphic scene of prison violence in which guards string a prisoner up by his thumbs. This sadistic torture leaves the man with permanent damage; in prison, he manages the pain with doctor-administered morphine injections. The prisoner is Philip Carter, a sweet-natured and naïve young engineer who has been sentenced to ten years for fraud, though he is actually innocent. After the only close friend he makes in prison is killed in a riot, Carter becomes protractedly depressed, less concerned with conscience, and more easily violent. He harbors the idea that his wife, Hazel, is having an affair with a lawyer, David, who is supposedly working to obtain a pardon for Carter. After six years, Carter is released. David helps him gain employment but, in due course, the affair is admitted and ongoing. Carter's character and personality have been so transformed by his incarceration that, when he is driven to confront those who have betrayed him, as well as those responsible for framing him, there are deadly consequences.   ‘The Glass Cell’ in Persian has been published in 354 pages and 1000 copies.     ]]> Literature and Art Wed, 31 Jul 2019 09:41:38 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/279184/psychological-thriller-the-glass-cell-available-to-iranian-readers IWAN quarterly published in Persian and French http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/279168/iwan-quarterly-published-in-persian-and-french According to IBNA correspondent, the Journal has been published by Iran’s Cultural Attaché to Paris. Several French and Iranian academics and researchers have contributed to this issue which features 17 articles in 250 pages with a focus on, and cultural fields between Iran and France. History, comparative literature, arts, the history of literary translation and document studies are among the subjects which have been covered in the fourth issue of IWAN. The Journal comprises examples of literary translations printed in the past and present. The history of Iranian cinema in France is the other subject which has been discussed in the quarterly. To read an online version visit: http://ccip-iwan.com/fr/.     ]]> Literature and Art Tue, 30 Jul 2019 11:57:14 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/279168/iwan-quarterly-published-in-persian-and-french