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Farzin Yazdanfar holds master's degrees from the University of Michigan in applied economics and Near Eastern studies.  Farzin YazdanfarHe has contributed translations to Stories from Iran: A Chicago Anthology 1921-1991 (Mage Publishers, 1991), and is a contributing writer to the Journals Rackham Journal of Arts and Humanities , The Chicago Review, and the Persian journals Kelk, Simorgh, Daftar-e Honar, Iran Nameh, and Iranshenasi. He has compiled and co-edited two anthologies. The first anthology (with John Green), entitled A Walnut Sapling on Masih's Grave and Other Stories by Iranian Women (Heinemann, 1993) is a collection of short stories by Iranian women written between the years 1945 and 1989. The second anthology (with Franklin Lewis) is also a collection of short stories by Iranian women, entitled In a Voice of Their Own: A Collection of Stories by Iranian Women Written since the Revolution of 1979 (Mazda Publishers, 1996). This collection provides a window on the concerns of Iranian women, and Iranian women writers in particular, since the Revolution of 1979 and the establishment of the Islamic Republic in Iran. This is an important book for anyone interested in contemporary Iran, world literature, or women's studies. Farzin has recently published three books in Persian. The first book is the translation of Terry Eagleton's Marxism and Literary Criticism. The second book is entitled, The Downhearted: A Collection of Eighteen Short Stories (Ibex Publishers, 1999). The Third book is entitled, Loneliness, the Thin Skin of Porcelain: A Collection of 14 Stories (Simorgh Publishers, 2003). He lives in Chicago.

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Farzin Yazdanfar
Richard J. Daley College, Adult Education Program, 7500 S. Pulaski Rd.  Chicago, IL 60652
phone: (773) 838-7803

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