Before the Roses and Nightingales. Excavations at Qasr-i Abu Nasr, Old Shiraz

@inproceedings{Bier1987BeforeTR,
  title={Before the Roses and Nightingales. Excavations at Qasr-i Abu Nasr, Old Shiraz},
  author={L. Bier and D. Whitcomb},
  year={1987}
}
The Story of “Qasr-i Abu Nasr” (1941), one of the perfect achievements of Hedayat deals with a group of foreign archeologists excavating in Iran. Hedayat deploys archaeological excavation as a metaphor for plundering Iran. To do so he uses an Iranian woman to symbolize Iran. Equally likely, he chooses a real historical site as the setting of his story. Our hypothesis is that Hedayat is against the presence of foreigners in Iran and writes to condemn it. This is evident from stylistic specifics… Expand
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