Iraj Pezeshkzad

Report
37
0
Vote World Rank
362
Vote Iran Rank
40

Country: Iran

About Iraj Pezeshkzad
Iraj Pezeshkzad (Persian: ایرج پزشکزاد , Iraj Pezeshk'zād, born 1928 in Tehran) is an Iranian writer and author of the famous Persian novel Dā'i Jān Napoleon (Dear Uncle Napoleon, translated as My Uncle Napoleon) published in the early 1970s.Career Iraj Pezeshkzad was born in Tehran, Iran in 1928 and was educated in Iran and France, where he received his degree in Law. He served as a judge in the Iranian Judiciary for five years prior to joining the Iranian Foreign Service. He served as a diplomat until the Iranian revolution in 1979, and left the Foreign Service to reside in France after the revolution, where he joined Shapour Bakhtiar and his party the National Movement of Iranian Resistance against the Islamic regime established in Iran. He wrote many political books for the party (example: "Moroori bar vagheye 15 khordad 42, az entesharat e nehzat e moghavemat e melli e Iran, Iraj Pezeshkzad"). Literary works He began writing in the early 1950s by translating the works of Voltaire and Molière into Persian and by writing short stories for magazines. His novels include Haji Mam-ja'far in Paris, Mashalah Khan in the Court of Haroun al-Rashid, Asemun Rismun, Honar-e Mard beh ze Dolat-e oost, and Dai Jan Napoleon. He has also written several plays and various articles on the Iranian Constitutional Revolution of 1905-1911, the French Revolution, and the Russian Revolution. His most recent novel is Khanevade-ye Nik-Akhtar (The Nik-Akhtar Family). He has recently published his autobiography titled Golgashtha-ye Zendegi (The Pleasure-grounds of Life). He is currently living in Paris where he works as a journalist. My Uncle Napoleon His most famous work My Uncle Napoleon, was published in 1973 and earned him national acclaim and was accoladed by Iranian and international critics alike as a cultural phenomenon. It is a social satire and a masterpiece of contemporary Persian literature. The story is set in a garden in Tehran in the early 1940s at the onset of the Second World War, where three families live under the tyranny of a paranoid patriarch nicknamed Dear Uncle Napoleon. The book was turned into a highly successful television series soon after its publication and immediately captured the imagination of the whole nation. Its story became a cultural reference point and its characters national icons. The book has been translated to English by Dick Davis as well as a number of other languages including French, German, and Russian. Critics of the English-speaking world have given it rave reviews. The Cleveland Plain Dealer asserted in its praise of the book that My Uncle Napoleon "... may do more to improve U.S.-Iranian relations than a generation of shuttle diplomats and national apologies." and the The Washington Post claimed that "Pezeshkzad, like any other author of substance, transcends his cultural boundaries". Azar Nafisi Iranian writer and academic claims in her introduction to the 2006 English edition of the work that "My Uncle Napoleon is in many ways a refutation of the grim and hysterical images of Iran that have dominated the Western world for almost three decades. On so many different levels this novel represents Iran's confiscated and muted voices

Best Supporters

How can you earn points?
1 Vote 1 Point [You must be logged in]
1 Referrer* 10 Points
*Call your friends to become a fan of Iraj Pezeshkzad with your referrer link and earn 10 points

Iraj Pezeshkzad Most Popular Quotes

Add Quote

Iran Writers & Authors Ranking

Show All

Writers & Authors Ranking

Show All
Rank Name Total
358. Hushang Ebtehaj 39
359. Adalet Ağaoğlu 39
360. Shah Suleman 38
361. Adnan Adıvar 38
362. Iraj Pezeshkzad 37
363. Vasyl Stus 37
364. Ali Hariri 37
365. Ahlam Mosteghanemi 36
366. Ahmad Rafique Akhtar 34

Iraj Pezeshkzad Photos

Today Overall Show All

Iraj Pezeshkzad Videos

Today Overall Show All

Best Countries

Today Overall
# Name Today Total
1 Turkey 378270 8318225
2 Brazil 128988 4813705
3 South Korea 94129 1798189
4 India 92221 3772493
5 Romania 53900 559078
6 Portugal 49329 324358
7 Russia 38301 1356652
8 Iran 30523 4184875
9 United Kingdom 15256 900857
10 Germany 14519 86198
11 Syria 14125 1401618
12 Serbia 13896 223000
13 Macedonia 13174 962860
14 United States of America 12570 1431635
15 Ukraine 7856 235529
16 Israel 4961 71426
17 Lebanon 4868 545640
18 Jordan 4667 521742
19 France 3881 87704
20 Poland 3800 407097
21 Saudi Arabia 2988 771724
22 Palestine 2490 153831
23 Bulgaria 2376 325064
24 Norway 1772 16411
25 Bosnia and Herzegovina 1539 361264
26 Sri Lanka 1478 10035
27 Slovakia 1436 13316
28 Iraq 1320 851350
29 Pakistan 567 275180
30 Italy 482 62583
31 Greece 196 416262
32 Afghanistan 90 5591571
33 Czech Republic 44 19861
34 Estonia 43 43
35 Latvia 42 42
36 Argentina 40 59224
37 Spain 22 83258
38 Lithuania 17 52
39 Egypt 15 958950
40 Hungary 13 2688
41 Monaco 10 41
42 Slovenia 10 67
43 Switzerland 9 603130
44 Belarus 9 2621
45 Canada 9 23175
46 Indonesia 8 43756
47 Uruguay 8 514
48 Tunisia 5 40349
49 Malaysia 4 11334
50 Philippines 3 621
51 Mexico 2 37802
52 Ireland 2 2251
53 Faroe Islands 2 3014
54 Turkmenistan 2 6
55 Swaziland 2 2
56 Ethiopia 1 13229
57 Azerbaijan 1 14799
58 Bahrain 1 16644
59 Georgia 1 92
60 Kuwait 1 63816
61 Morocco 1 347004
62 Peru 1 1633
63 Oman 0 4
64 Puerto Rico 0 1384
65 Qatar 0 0
66 Rwanda 0 0
67 Saint Kitts and Nevis 0 0
68 Saint Lucia 0 0
69 Samoa 0 0
70 San Marino 0 0
71 Sao Tome and Principe 0 0
72 Mozambique 0 0
73 Myanmar 0 40
74 Namibia 0 0
75 Nauru 0 0
76 Nepal 0 0
77 Netherlands 0 282
78 New Zealand 0 12332
79 Nicaragua 0 0
80 Niger 0 0
81 Nigeria 0 10
82 Northern Cyprus 0 374
83 Moldova 0 11059
84 Mongolia 0 2
85 Montenegro 0 96
86 Panama 0 1
87 Papua New Guinea 0 0
88 Paraguay 0 13
89 Kyrgyzstan 0 93
90 Laos 0 0
91 Lesotho 0 0
92 Liberia 0 3
93 Libya 0 143
94 Liechtenstein 0 0
95 Maldives 0 3
96 Mali 0 0
97 Malta 0 311
98 Mauritania 0 0
99 Mauritius 0 0
100 Luxembourg 0 0