A collection of writings by Iranian satirists
‘One, Two, Three: Satire’ released
1 Jun 2012 13:14
After the publication of ‘Iranian Satirists Today’ and ‘One Lip and One Thousand Smiles’, now contemporary Iranian satires are released in a volume by Morvarid Publications – a collection of satires in the last two decades gathered by Roya Sadr.
IBNA: To date, two satiric collections by contemporary Iranian satirists have been released, one entitled as ‘Iranian Satirists Today’ by Bijan Asadipour and the other by late Omran Salahi under the title of ‘One Lip and One Thousand Smiles’.
Compiled by Roya Sadr, “One, Two, Three: Satire” seems to be a supplementary volume that tends to present an updated portrait of humor and satire in Iran. The present volume mentions some other satirists whose names and works have been missing in the previous volumes.
Yashar Salahi has made the graphic design of the book and added a caricature of each satirist at the beginning of each chapter where the writers are introduced.
As stated in the book, “diversity is an important feature of satire in the last 15 years. The expansion of satire in informal spaces (as well as in informal media), running tribunes (as in the Rogues Cycle), holding satire festivals, etc. has led to transformation of form and content (especially in poetry) and emergence of new faces in a wide range of age, gender, and professions.”
Abolfazl Ordukhani, Rita Asqarzadeh, Ebrahim Afshar, Hossein Panahi, Fereydoon Tonekaboni, Arjang Hatami, Farhad Hassanzadeh, Reza Rafie, Mohammadreza Haeri, Gholamhossein Saedi, Shahram Shakiba, Pouria Alami, Minoo Moshiri, mohammad-Ali Olumi, Seyyed-Ali Mirfattah, Sadeq Hedayat, Peyman Houshmandzadeh, Hussein Yaqubi, Ardalan Atapour, Seyyed-Mahdi Shojai and Jalal Samiei are a number of satirists mentioned in this book.
“One, Two, Three: Satire” is published in 1100 copies and 413 pages by Morvarid Publications.