Jan 27: “Yahya”

The Persian Roundtable Presents:

A Group Reading and Discussion of Sadeq Chubak’s Short Story “Yahya”


Cameron Cross and Behrad Aghaei


Sadeq Chubak is fondly remembered as one of the premier writers of 20th-century Persian fiction. His stories are written in a simple style and highlight the mundane events in the lives of the children and working-class folk living in Tehran and other urban areas (a style that would eventually find visual expression in the films of Bayza’i, Naderi, and Kiarostami, some decades later). Chubak’s economy of language and immediate accessibility make him a great starting point for reading modern Persian literature. In this session, we invite all first- and second-year students to come and participate in a group reading, guided by Behrad Aghaei and Cameron Cross, of the short story “Yahya” (from the collection خیمه شب‌بازی, published 1324/1945) followed by discussion over tea and baqlava. For those interested, the story can be downloaded and read ahead of time here.

Friday, January 27, 2017, 4:00–5:30pm
STB 1022 (The Osterman Common Room)
202 South Thayer St / Ann Arbor, MI 48104