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Translated by Farzaneh Doosti
10 Nov 2010 - 11:16

Ferdowsi as screentwriter, director and editor

 

Dr Seyyed Mohsen Hashemi, art researcher: An interesting point in Ferdowsi's Shahnameh is that he acts as a screenwriter, director and editor all at once. He is a screenwriter because he has selected particular scenes from various narratives at hand that are the most effective and visual…

 
Translated by Farzaneh Doosti
31 Oct 2010 - 10:27

Nezami's "Haft Peykar" and astronomical beliefs

 

Dr Mir Jalaleddin Kazazi: I believe that in "Haft Peykar" (Seven Bodies) each plate or floor is transformed into a lady or palace. These seven palaces were separate and yet beside each other, and in each lady there lived a princess, each belonging to a different province.

 
"More Starry: More Appealing"
23 Oct 2010 - 12:55

"More Starry: More Appealing"

 

Ali Agha Ghafar, IBNA's chief editor: The spiritual glitter of great men's thinking is so far-flung in space and time that overshadows all other beams of light in its way; only the coming generations would unravel the source of such glitters.

 
Establishment of "Society of Iranian Wisdom and Theosophy"
2 Oct 2010 - 11:13

Establishment of "Society of Iranian Wisdom and Theosophy"

 

Dr Ali Mohmmad Saberi, lecturer of philosophy at TMU: Every year we are baffled how to commemorate great theosophist poets such as Rumi, Attar, and Hafiz and so we suffice with little programs held at few universities and cultural centers…

 
Should stay here until further notice
19 Sep 2010 - 10:54

Should stay here until further notice

 

The one I know is not really one, but typical of a thousand alike who, until any further notice, should stay on earth – like an angel separated from his peers.

 
Beginning of American Middle Ages
14 Sep 2010 - 15:03

Beginning of American Middle Ages

 

Saeid Saeidi, IBNA editor of science and religions service: A few Americans' desecration of Holy Quran and burning few copies of it not only sprained the hearts of millions of Muslims and free men all over the world and angered believers in Islam, but also unmasked hideous liars and pretenders who have ...

 
Bangalore
31 Aug 2010 - 12:56

Bangalore's favourite libraries!

 

With change in lifestyle and less and less time to spend, people no longer prefer the older reading places. Here are some of the most visited private and public libraries in Bangalore that are a hub for reading and recreational activities.

 
Tips for a better eBook reading experience
22 Aug 2010 - 11:57

Tips for a better eBook reading experience

 

Readers who are new to eBooks, generally have a hard time getting used to them, and often times give up before they give eBooks a fair chance.

 
Book Week motto; Inclusive and Attractive
19 Jul 2010 - 13:48

Book Week motto; Inclusive and Attractive

 

Mehdi Mohebali: The 18th Book Week motto will be selected during the 3rd Book Week session which, form different point of views, will have a great influence on national and international readers.

 
Psychology in Fiction
28 Jun 2010 - 13:48

Psychology in Fiction

 

Mohammadreza Nazari Darkuli, writer and literary critic: Literature and psychology are so much mingled into each other that we should say literature and psychology often complement each other.

 
Gavalda and me; her book and mine
17 May 2010 - 14:49

Gavalda and me; her book and mine

 

We have never thought that how many percent of writers and translators get the chance to see each other, shake hands and take memory photos together? This chance came to me as a novice translator, an encounter which is quite normal for book audiences in France and takes place many times.

 
Children who draw the Future
30 Apr 2010 - 16:10

Children who draw the Future

 

Subsequent to publication of a report titled as Tiny but Lovely about the Tunisia Children's Book Fair in IBNA, the following was submitted to IBNA's news room by Avatef Al-Oghlan.

 
Rhymes: Lingo of new communication galaxy
21 Apr 2010 - 11:30

Rhymes: Lingo of new communication galaxy

 

The 50 poets who went to see Isfahan, who visited Saeb Tabrizi's tomb, those who wandered around Hafiz tomb in Shiraz and rehearsed verses, were all philosophers with a common language to communicate with.

 
And may it be
21 Mar 2010 - 11:39

And may it be

 

IBNA: The media with general and particular audience are naturally able to sit many net surfers in front of their monitors and respond to their various interests and tastes. However, specific media are like windows to the panorama of special and proficient news and materials attracting only a special ...

 
Mohsen Ebrahim
15 Mar 2010 - 11:58

Global language or global perspective; that is the question

 

Mohsen Ebrahim, Iranian writer and translator who for many years translated the best of Italian fiction into Persian. This modest translator died unexpectedly at the age 58 less than a month ago. He had written this note on the globalization of literature for IBNA, not long before he passed away.

 
Rigi jangles humanity
27 Feb 2010 - 11:39

Rigi jangles humanity's nerves

 

When I was flipping through Tasouki (memoirs of a hostage) by Reza Lakzaei, I had this strange feeling: hatred of an animal in human form who dared to exert such villainy.

 
Mark Smuzinsky’s ties with Ancient Iranian Scripts
14 Feb 2010 - 14:31

Mark Smuzinsky’s ties with Ancient Iranian Scripts

 

Poland Scholar and Esperanto translator says: “Mark Smuzinsky has made many attempts in the field of translating Persian works to Polish language, such as a translation of Sohrab Sepehri’s long poem “Water’s Footfalls” published in 1993 in Woj. Among his other fine translations from Persian to Polish ...

 
Why not offering books!
12 Jan 2010 - 12:21

Why not offering books!

 

We write books; you write books; they don’t read them. Why? The 'why' questions the third declarative sentence.

 
Research impediments in Iran
22 Dec 2009 - 16:00

Research impediments in Iran

 

Undoubtedly, research is one of the necessities of the country of Iran which has been constantly highlighted by the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution and the Supreme Council of the Cultural Revolution.

 
Game-Aval: Realization of a Giant Leap
9 Nov 2009 - 16:50

Game-Aval: Realization of a Giant Leap

 

Cultural deputy of Guidance Ministry Dr Mohsen Parviz: The Intimate Teacher was the first book I authored and had published by a private publisher. Before that, I had had published three short-story collections with my artist friend Ali Aghaghafar.