The Persian Sphinx: Amir Abbas Hoveyda and the Riddle of the Iranian Revolution : a Biography

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I.B.Tauris, 2000 - 399 pagine
Amir Abbas Hoveyda was an Iranian intellectual, more comfortable with Sartre than with the classical Persian poet Saadi, who rose to become his country's Prime Minister, faithfully and for 13 years serving his king. The tragic Shakespearian tale of Hoveyda, who allowed himself to be seduced by the illusion of power, makes for fascinating reading. This work provides a narrative which illuminates the life of Iran's most pivotal and enigmatic 20th century figures but also sheds important light on Iran's late 20th century history.
 

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PREFACE
ix
BEIRUT BLUES
37
PARIS PILGRIM
63
THE LAND OF OZ
81
PARIS REDUX
97
THE WANDERING YEARS
113
THE WHITE REVOLUTION
135
THE PROGRESSIVE CIRCLE
153
POLITICS IN PETROPOMPEII
209
THE GHOST VALLEY
243
THE FALL OF POMPEII
263
LE BOUC EMISSAIRE
283
THE HANGING JUDGE
309
THE FROZEN LAKE OF COCYTUS
323
NOTES
347
INDEX
385

THE WINTER OF DISCONTENT
171
NOTES FROM A TIME OF WAR
189

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