Most Iranian fiction remain under the influence of Romanticism and the spirit of Victor Hugo. Golshiri, on the other hand, exposes the multiple hypocrisies and weaknesses of his characters, including the intellectuals.
In 1976, Cambridge was a reasonable city in which to be poor. Even as a Full Professor, I could never afford to buy a house there now.
To trace the arc of a poet’s reputation is to consider the fate of one’s own.