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Ali-Akbar Dehkhoda

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780300197990

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: September 2016

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300197990.001.0001

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Sur-e Esrāfil, Series 1, No. 3, p. 8

Sur-e Esrāfil, Series 1, No. 3, p. 8

June 13, 1907

Chapter:
(p.81) Sur-e Esrāfil, Series 1, No. 3, p. 8
Source:
Charand-o Parand
Author(s):

Ali-Akbar Dehkhodā

Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300197990.003.0004

This chapter presents a column published on June 13, 1907, where Dehkhodā introduces another of his specialized types, Meddler, shown here in a first-person composite of the self-interested fixer who, for a consideration, will offer his services to provide a foreigner, the government, or other interested individuals with privileged information or access. His incidental gossip, social contacts, and pious self-justification provide further pretexts for broad social and political satire. The column also includes a piece about an Austrian doctor who invented a steel shield to protect the teeth from falling out, and a reply to a letter dated June 6.

Keywords:   fixers, satire, Charand-o Parand, Ali-Akbar Dehkhodā, Sur-e Esrāfil, Iranian newspaper columns

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