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Author Sciolino, Elaine.

Title Persian mirrors : the elusive face of Iran / Elaine Sciolino.

Publication Info. New York : Free Press, [2000]
Location Call No. Status
 95th Street Adult Nonfiction  955.054 SCI    AVAILABLE
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Description viii, 402 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [379]-385) and index
Contents Preface: Reflections and Distortions -- Navigating the Islamic Republic -- Getting There, Getting In -- Splendid Deception -- The Improvised Revolution -- The Mullah Wore Beautiful Shoes -- Private Lives, Women's Lives -- Leaving the Islamic Republic at the Door -- Sir, Have You Ever Beaten Your Wife? -- The Chanel Beneath the Chador -- The Spiritual, The Mystical -- Beloved of the Night -- Martyrs Never Die -- The World of Qom -- Space for the Outsiders -- Open Warfare -- Dark Nights, Fear of Waves -- The Tom and Jerry Game -- Night Is with Child -- A Republic in the Making? -- Dreams -- Making Money God's Way -- The Center of the Universe -- Epilogue: The Bride Has Gone to Pick Flowers.
Summary The New York Times expert on Iran explores the beauty and contradiction underlying this enigmatic country.
Subject Sciolino, Elaine -- Travel -- Iran.
Islam and state -- Iran.
Women -- Iran -- Social conditions.
Iran -- Politics and government -- 1979-1997.
Iran -- Politics and government -- 1997-
Iran -- Social life and customs.
ISBN 9780684862903
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