26 January 2010

Tending the grave of Sadegh Hedayat


An Iranian cleaning the grave of the writer Sadegh Hedayat in Pere Lachaise, Paris. Hedayat is the author of the novella, the Blind Owl, a work that deserves to be considered a great work of fiction.

13 comments:

Sean Jeating said...

A fine piece of literature, indeed.

Did you happen to read anything by Houshang Golshiri, Jams? 'Black Parrot, Green Crow' comes to my mind, a collection of shortstories, and some poems.

Claudia said...

I read parts of "La Chouette Aveugle" since your August post on Sadeg Hedayat. It's a powerful, haunting book. A bit too dark for me. Or maybe too honest!!! I read a page here, a page there. I didn't want to be too involved in it, and start talking to my shadow. A great writer! The poor sad man...

James Higham said...

What language is it in?

jams o donnell said...

I haven't but I will now Sean

It is dark Claudia, Datk but stunning

It is written in Farsi but available in English translation

CherryPie said...

Great photos to go with the great work of fiction :-)

TorAa said...

Sad - very sad indeed

btw. Sorry to been away from commenting for a too long time

Carver said...

There is something very touching about the site of a grave being cared for.

Lori said...

Great shots...Happy WW:)

Liza said...

Happy WW.

My entries:
Moms... Check nyo
Yummy-as-can-be

Cafe au Lait said...

I agree with Carver, it's a bit touching when you see someone cleaning a grave of someone you loved.

I played too. Mine are here and here.

catsynth said...

I have not yet read that, but I have heard of it.

The grave and icon are themselves beautiful, a fitting tribute.

Sukhmandir Kaur said...

It's a nice gesture of respect. Though I hope to be cremated I like the idea of someone taking care of things after I'm gone.

jams o donnell said...

Thanks everyone