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Burying the BelovedMarriage, Realism, and Reform in Modern Iran$
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Amy Motlagh

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780804775892

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804775892.001.0001

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Conclusion: A Severed Head?

Conclusion: A Severed Head?

Iranian Literary Modernity in Transnational Context

(p.129) Conclusion: A Severed Head?
Burying the Beloved
Stanford University Press

This chapter examines the way in which the practice of post-revolutionary filmmaking has renewed realism as a cultural practice in Iran, traces the historical relationship between literature and cinema in Iran, and discusses the state-imposed vision of realism promulgated through cultural policy. It argues that the preoccupation with ideological realism offers an important critique of realism as a social and cultural practice in Iran, and challenges attempts by dissident authors to “dismember” realism in their post-modern works.

Keywords:   filmmaking, realism, cultural practice, Iran, literature, cultural policy

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