The Blind Owl of Sadegh HedayatwithJason Reza Jorjani

Books Mentioned In This Interview

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Jason Reza Jorjani, PhD, is a philosopher and author of Prometheus and Atlas, World State of Emergency, Lovers of Sophia, and Novel Folklore: The Blind Owl of Sadegh Hedayat.

Here he discusses the life and work of Sadegh Hedayat, whose book, The Blind Owl, is widely regarded as the most significant book of modern, Persian literature. Hedayat was a close friend of Jorjani’s grandfather. He translated the writings of Franz Kafka into Persian. The Blind Owl draws upon Hedayat’s extensive study of Persian folklore and is also influenced by the Tantric tradition of India. There are occult references depicting a threatening supersensible world.

Many viewers will know that Jason Reza Jorjani has suffered from libel and persecution as a result of his, generally misunderstood, political views. He is a brilliant scholar who has now been unfairly disgraced and is forced to fight a legal battle, while continuing his research and writing, without any regular employment. Therefore we have set up this “Go Fund Me” page in order to assist this worthy individual. Please visit and contribute generously.

(Recorded on April 5, 2018)

Published on April 13, 2018


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