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Poets and Pahlevans

A Journey into the Heart of Iran

by Marcello Di Cintio

  • 256 Want to read
  • 17 Currently reading

Published by Knopf Canada .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Middle East - General,
  • Travel / Middle East / General,
  • Travel - Foreign

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages304
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7695216M
    ISBN 100676977324
    ISBN 109780676977325
    OCLC/WorldCa65948218

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    Marcello Di Cintio traveled to West Africa in He taught biology in a Ghanaian village for three months, then traveled through western and northern Africa for nine months more. Di Cintio’s time in Africa resulted in his first published stories and, eventually, his first book.4/5. The Edna Staebler Award for Creative Non-Fiction is an annual literary award recognizing the previous year's best creative nonfiction book with a "Canadian locale and/or significance" that is a Canadian writer's "first or second published book of any type or genre". It was established by an endowment from Edna Staebler, a literary journalist best known for cookbooks, and was inaugurated in Awarded for: the best creative non-fiction book with .

    In Poets and Pahlevans, Di Cintio explores the connection between poetry and wrestling in Persian culture. The two seem disconnected but historically poetry was recited before a wrestling match in Iran. Full disclosure, I’m only 50 pages into this book but I’m digging it so far. --+ Magazine "Pay No Heed to the Rockets is a daring act. That Di Cintio (author of Walls and Poets and Pahlevans) researches his subjects thoroughly, conducts in-depth reporting, and writes with vigour and humility is further testimony to his skill in handling one .


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Poets and Pahlevans by Marcello Di Cintio Download PDF EPUB FB2

Poets and Pahlevans combines the author's interest in poetry and wrestling. I found that wrestling is a bit arcane as a focal point for looking at Persia/Iran. Additionally, the focus on wrestling meant that some of the must stunning features of the country got short shrift- /5.

Di Cintio travelled to Iran in the summer of seeking the connection between Persian poets and traditional wrestlers. This trip to Iran, and a subsequent return to the country the following year, yielded the stories that comprise Di Cintio’s new travel memoir, Poets & Pahlevans: A Journey into the Heart of Iran/5(2).

Poets and Pahlevans: A Journey into the Heart of Iran (Myths) Kindle Edition by Marcello Di Cintio (Author)/5(2). The NOOK Book (eBook) of the Poets and Pahlevans: A Journey into the Heart of Iran by Marcello Di Cintio at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on Pages: MARCELLO DI CINTIO is the author of three Poets and Pahlevans book of travelogue including Poets and Pahelvans: A Journey Into the Heart of Iran and Walls: Travels Along the Barricades, which won the Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing and the.

Poets and Pahlevans: A Journey into the Heart of Iran by Marcello Di Cintio. Marcello Di Cintio prepares for his “journey into the heart of Iran” with the utmost diligence. He takes lessons in Farsi, researches Persian poetry and sharpens his wrestling skills by returning to.

He takes lessons in Farsi, researches Persian Poets and Pahlevans book and sharpens his wrestling skills by returning to the mat after a gap of some years. Knowing that there is a special relationship between heroic poetry and the various styles of traditional Persian wrestling, he sets out to discover how Iranians “reconcile creativity with combat.”Brand: Knopf Canada.

Di Cintio is an accomplished writer and I liked the way he painted word pictures of the places he went by observant use of details of his surroundings. On the other hand, as a tour of Iran and its love of poetry, I prefer Saved by Beauty by Roger Housden. This book combines the authors interest in poetry /5.

Poets & Pahlevans A Journey Into the Heart of Iran (Book): Di Cintio, Marcello: Marcello Di Cintio prepares for his journey into the heart of Iran with the utmost diligence.

He takes lessons in Farsi, researches Persian poetry and sharpens his wrestling skills by returning to the mat after a gap of some years.

Knowing that there is a special relationship between heroic poetry and the various. Poets and Pahlevans started out as a traveler’s exploration of two divergent facets of Iranian culture.

The book ended up, unsurprisingly, as a page love letter to the Iranian people. The book ended up, unsurprisingly, as a page love letter to the Iranian people. Poets and Pahlevans: A Journey Into the Heart of Iran by Marcello Di Cintio] published on (August, Book Details.

Poets and Pahlevans: A Journey Into the Heart of Iran. 49 likes. This is the page for Marcello Di Cintio's book *Poets and Pahlevans: A Journey Into the. Knowing that there is a special relationship between heroic poetry and the various styles of traditional Persian wrestling, he sets out to discover how Iranians "reconcile creativity with combat." From the moment of his arrival in Tehran, the author is overwhelmed by hospitality.

Poets and Pahlevans: A Journey Into the Heart of Iran Travel is all about connecting, true, but Di Cintio’s headlocks and body slams take cross-cultural bonding to a new level.

Di Cintio has found a low-key, accepting style of exploration that transfers perfectly into writing that manages to. Poets & pahlevans: a journey into the heart of Iran. [Marcello Di Cintio] -- Fascinated by the place in Iranian culture of two very different passions - poetry and wrestling.

Poets and Pahlevans: A Journey into the Heart of Iran (Myths) › Customer reviews/5(2). T he best of travel literature combines exploration of another culture with a theme - in Poets & Pahlevans, Marcello Di Cintio shares with readers his journeys in Iran with two interrelated themes in mind: the country's revered poets and their poetry, and the historical Persian passion for wrestling (poetry often being recited for inspiration before bouts).

Poets and pahlevans: a journey into the heart of Iran. [Marcello Di Cintio] -- Marcello Di Cintio prepares for his "journey into the heart of Iran" with the utmost diligence. He takes lessons in Farsi, researches Persian poetry and sharpens his wrestling skills by returning to.

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"Di Cintio (Poets and Pahlevans: A Journey into the Heart of Iran,etc.) leads a whirlwind tour of the world, looking at the unlikely places where the human mania for erecting barriers has shown itself Solid journalism that takes readers into cheerless, contested 5/5(4).

I read your book, Poets & Pahlevans. In a way, I read the book in “one-shot”. I loved it and could feel almost every word I read. Every scene was so real and touching. I could feel being in every single one of those scenes. While reading the book, I got to know you as well.

I liked both you and your book.Poets & Writers Live is an initiative developed in response to interviews and discussions with writers from all over the country.

When we asked what Poets & Writers could do to support their writing practice, time and again writers expressed a desire for a more tangible connection to other writers. Marcello DiCintio has enjoyed stints abroad in West Africa, North Africa, India, and the Middle East.

His most recent book, Poets and Pahlevans: A Journey Into the Heart of Iran, was published by Knopf Canada; it won the Wilfred Eggleston Prize for Best Non-Fiction and was praised by the Calgary Herald as "graceful and sympathetic finely balanced beautifully written and uplifted by Brand: Soft Skull Press, Inc.