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Published by Vintage Books in New York .
Written in English


  • Baraheni, Reza, -- 1935-,
  • Poets, Persian -- Biography.,
  • Political prisoners -- Iran -- Biography.,
  • Torture -- Iran.,
  • Iran -- Politics and government -- 1945-

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

StatementReza Baraheni, with an introduction by E. L. Doctorow.
LC ClassificationsDS318
The Physical Object
Paginationxv, 279 p. ;
Number of Pages279
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21362898M
ISBN 100394723570

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