Reza Baraheni

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About Reza Baraheni Reza Baraheni (born 1935) is an exiled Iranian novelist, poet, critic and political activist. He has written many works in Persian language.Early life Baraheni was born in Tabriz, Iran in 1935 and now lives in Canada where he is a visiting professor at the University of Toronto’s Centre for Comparative Literature and past president of PEN Canada from June 2001-June 2003. He was also the Hart House Review's feature writer (poetry) for its' 2007 edition when the magazine decided to go with a theme on exiled writers/artists. He is the author of more than fifty books in Persian language and English and his works have been translated into a dozen languages. Moreover, he has translated into Persian, works by Shakespeare, Kundera, Mandelstam, Andric, and Fanon. His most famous work is The Crowned Cannibals: Writings on Repression in Iran, which recounts his days in prison against the Shah of Iran.

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7. Ahmad Kasravi 9624
8. Ali Shariati 6108
9. Ali Dashti 5893
10. M. Reza Ali-Payam 5213
11. Reza Baraheni 2450
12. Ebrahim Nabavi 2354
13. Sohrab Sepehri 2010
14. Sadeq Hedayat 1646
15. Hadi Khorsandi 1491

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92. Reza Baraheni 2450
93. Khatir Afridi 2403
94. Ebrahim Nabavi 2354
95. Auta de Souza 2314
96. Nichita Stanescu 2311

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