Dave Brubeck’s concert In Abadan and Tehran, May 1958. David Warren “Dave” Brubeck (December 6, 1920 – December 5, 2012) was an American jazz pianist and composer, considered to be one of the foremost exponents of progressive jazz. Brubeck’s most famous recording was the Jazz piece, Take Five.
“Ketabe Jom’e” (meaning “Book of Friday”) was a weekly journal of politics, literature and art that was published between July 26, 1979, and May 30, 1980. The prominent Iranian poet, Ahmad Shamloo, was the editor-in-chief of the journal.
Talai (Golden) Book Series was a collection of simplified and abridged classics for kids published by Amir Kabir publication company in Tehran during the 1960s and 1970s. Their affordable price made them very popular among many children. For many, these books were their first introduction to the world literature.
The Blind Owl (1937) is Sadegh Hedayat’s most enduring work of prose and a major literary work of 20th century Iran. Written in Persian, it tells the story of a young man’s despair after losing a mysterious lover. As the narrator gradually drifts into madness, the reader becomes caught in the sandstorm of Hedayat’s bleak vision of the human condition.
Sani-al-Mulk’s illustrations for “One thousand and One nights” – (c. 1853).
Mirza Abol-Hassan Khan Ghaffari Kashani, also known as ‘Abol-Hassan the Second’ and ‘Sani-al-Mulk’, is considered the first teacher of European style of painting in Iran.
“Method of Teaching the Deaf” by Mirza Jabbar Asgarzadeh, known as Jabbar Baghcheban, was the first book for speech training for Iranian deaf students.
Baghcheban was born to Iranian parents in Yerevan, Armenia, in 1884. After World War I, he moved to Iran’s East Azerbaijan province and started work as a teacher.
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