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Sadegh Hedayat was born in Teheran in 1903, of an aristocratic family, and spent most of his life there. In 1951, during a stay in Paris, Hedayat committed suicide. Recognised as the outstanding Persian writer of the century, Hedayat is generally credited with having brought his country's language and literature into the mainstream of contemporary writing. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
I am getting to old to read books where I understand nothing. Perhaps I am not smart enough but I understood nothing when I read this book. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Rafid Haidar
Sadegh Hedayat is an extraordinary writter. This is a must read, indeed a masterpiece of Iranian lit. Reads very well in one sitting.Published on Nov. 27 2009 by Nourai
This book was intense and poetic at the same time,raw and brutal, but very sympathetic. The mental breakdown the man suffers in this story is very disturbing at times and sometimes... Read morePublished on Aug. 3 2003 by ERIK
Acclaimed by Henri Miller as the best book he has ever read in any language ... a short creepy novella for eradication of humankind
Also praised by Octavio Paz, Andre Breton... Read more
one of the most important aspects of "Blind Owl"is its potential to be interpreted in so many different and even opposing ways. Read morePublished on May 17 2002 by mehrdad salimi
I don't have much to say about the blind owl. This book is one of the most famous books in the world and its value and specific style is awesome. Read morePublished on Feb. 26 2001 by "sarseporde"
Sadegh Hedayat did not write a novel. This was his autobiography. A rather macabre tale that in reality ended in a small apartment in Paris. Read morePublished on Oct. 3 2000 by Soheyl Dahi