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By Hamid Dabashi

In this unheard of e-book, Hamid Dabashi offers a provocative account of Iran in its present resurrection as a robust nearby strength. via a cautious learn of up to date Iranian background in its political, literary, and creative dimensions, Dabashi decouples the assumption of Iran from its colonial linkage to the cliché inspiration of “the nation-state,” after which demonstrates how an “aesthetic instinct of transcendence” has enabled it to be re-conceived as a robust kingdom. This rebirth has allowed for repressed political and cultural forces to floor, redefining the nation’s destiny past its fictive postcolonial borders and self sustaining from the country gear that desires yet fails to rule it. Iran’s sovereignty, Dabashi argues, is inaugurated via an lively and open-ended self-awareness of the nation’s background and up to date political and aesthetic instantiations, because it has been sustained by means of successive waves of progressive prose, poetry, and visible and appearing arts played categorically opposed to the censorial will of the state.

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