Simin Daneshvar’s “Savushun” published in Italy 

February 17, 2018

TEHRAN – Eminent Iranian author Simin Daneshvar’s social-historical novel “Savushun”, also known as “Suvashun”, has recently been published in Italian.

The Milan-based company, Francesco Brioschi Editore, is the publisher of the book, which has been translated into Italian by Anna Vanzan.

She is a graduate in Oriental languages and cultures from the University Of Ca’ Foscari in Venice, and has received a Ph.D. in Near Eastern studies from the New York University.

Daneshvar died in 2012 at the age of 90. She is mostly known as the author of “Savushun” which has been translated into over 17 languages around the world. 
In “Savushun”, Daneshvar chronicles the life of a Persian family in Shiraz during the Allied occupation of Iran during World War II. The story is narrated through the eyes of Zari, a young wife and mother, who copes with her idealistic and uncompromising husband while struggling with her desire for traditional family life and her need for individual identity.

Photo: Front cover of the Italian version of “Savushun”. 


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