Salar Abdoh’s essay, “Lies, Fame, Memory, Illness, and the Theater of Reza Abdoh,” first appeared in Michigan Quarterly Review‘s Spring 2019 Special Issue on Iran. My brother, Reza, was always pissed off at me, as he often had to bail me out of tough situations.
Not only what we read in these global times but how depends on a number of forces. Writers, translators, editors, and publishers, consciously and otherwise, respond to these forces, offering a diet that in part responds to their individual taste while also adjusting to the
Finding Hope Amidst an Uncertain Economy: MQR Spring 2019 Cover Artist Mehdi Ghadyanloo at the 2019 World Economic Forum
Threatening objects that are suspended or held back; a mysterious door in a vast lake; a pedestrian bridge that leads to nowhere; an ocean trapped in a skewed room; a group of seemingly oblivious swimmers near a giant whirlpool in the sea; crowds of people
For our Spring 2019 issue, MQR seeks submissions on the theme of Iran — its literature, culture, and history, particularly perspectives on the 1979 revolution written in Iran or in the Diaspora. The issue seeks to present a collective of voices and reflections by a generation born in the shadow of revolution. We especially encourage translations from Persian, Kurdish, Armenian, and Azeri languages spoken in Iran. Deadline: June 30, 2018