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Isfahan Is Half the World
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Mohammad Ali Jamalzadeh, acclaimed as the father of modern Persian short story, wrote this work. Sar o Tah-e Yak Karbas. to provide his fellow Iranians a memoir in story form of traditional Islamic life in Iran before westernization.

Originally published in 1986.

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Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title page, Copyright
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. vii-xiii
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  1. Volume One: Reminiscings and Beginning
  2. pp. 3-4
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. 5-9
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  1. Part I: Memories of Childhood Times
  2. pp. 10-65
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  1. Part II: Wanderings of Youth
  2. p. 66
  1. 1. The Flip of a Coin
  2. pp. 66-71
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  1. 2. The Greedy Eyes of the Wealthy
  2. pp. 73-86
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  1. 3. The Magi's Abbey and Their Pir
  2. pp. 86-111
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  1. 4. Heartache
  2. pp. 111-125
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  1. 5. Resurrection
  2. pp. 125-132
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  1. Volume Two: Traveling on the Horizons and in the Mind
  2. pp. 133-134
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  1. Part I: Roaming and Getting Acquainted
  2. p. 135
  1. 1. Extortion
  2. pp. 135-151
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  1. 2. People of Purity and Truth
  2. pp. 151-169
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  1. 3. The World of Chivalry and Manliness
  2. pp. 170-200
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  1. 4. Nightlife
  2. pp. 200-209
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  1. 5. The Hell of Fanaticism
  2. pp. 209-227
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  1. Part II: Return to the Original or Solving the Problem
  2. p. 228
  1. 1. And They're Cut from the Same Cloth . . .
  2. pp. 228-239
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  1. 2. Without Rhyme or Reason
  2. pp. 239-256
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  1. 3. "Party's Over!"
  2. pp. 256-277
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  1. 4. The Absent Who's Present
  2. pp. 277-284
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  1. Conclusion
  2. pp. 284-286
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  1. Translator's Postscript
  2. pp. 287-291
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  1. Glossary
  2. pp. 292-296
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 297-298
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