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Name :Reza Seyed Hosseini
Period :1926 - 2009
Biographical detail : Iranian literary critic

A prominent Iranian critic and translator Reza Seyed Hosseini was instrumental in introducing western literature to Persian-speaking readers.

In his long career Reza translated works by western writers like Jean-Paul Sartre, Albert Camus, Thomas Mann and Marguerite Duras into Persian. His most important work “Literary Schools” into two-volume about western literature, first published in 1955, has been reprinted many times in numerous editions.

Educating poets, writers and novelists, Reza also led a group of scholars that compiled an anthology of Iranian literature. Iran’s most prominent literary figures are his students.

Reza was the editor of Sokhan, a literary magazine.

Learning French in Iran Reza improved his command of the language during his trips to France and Belgium.

Reza Seyed Hosseini was born in Ardebil, north-western Iran where Turkish is the dominant language. He had a passion for literature since childhood. He died of pneumonia in Tehran.
 (Compiler : M. Nauman Khan)


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