The Cozy Corner On The Left
Author: Mehdi Rabbi
ISBN: 9789643623753
First print: 2007
Last print: 2011
Main language: Persian
Page count: 100
Publisher: Cheshmeh Publications
Translation rights sold:

English (World wide)

Italian

The Cozy Corner On The Left

The Cozy Corner on the Left is a collection of short stories by Mehdi Rabbi that you will want to read from beginning to end. The stories encompass the whole of modern Iranian society and will appeal to both the avid and the occasional reader, as well as the literary connoisseur. Loneliness, loving, being loved, reaching personal and practical solutions, the need to be noticed, thinking about others, looking for ways to communicate with people, linking the two worlds of fantasy and reality are themes that recur throughout this book. The main character in the first story, which also gives its name to the collection, is a healthy, lively, single young man who runs ten kilometres through the streets every night. He has been running along the same route every night for the last ten years. While running he keeps thinking, dreaming and talking to himself so that he can, somehow, get on with his life. The fluid language, intrepid storytelling, and respect for the highest artistic standards of the short story have made this collection successful at home and recommend it to non-Iranian readers and publishers.

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