Gholamhoseyn Sa'edi (4718 words)

Hasan Javadi (University of California, Berkeley)
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SA'EDI, Gholam-Hosain (b.Tabriz, 5 January 1936: d. Paris 23 November 1985) was a psychiatrist, playwright (under the name of Gowhar Morad), fiction writer, ethnographer, editor, political activist, who exercised a considerable influence in popularizing the theatre in Iran as a medium of social and political expression. On account of his writings, he was imprisoned and tortured several times during the reign of the Shah, and after the Islamic Revolution he fled Iran to Paris where he published plays and essays critical of the regime, and where he died.

Sa’edi was born to a middle-class family in Tabriz and had his school education there. The stories and memoirs of his grandfather, who had participated in the …

Citation: Javadi, Hasan. "Gholamhoseyn Sa'edi". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 10 April 2017 [, accessed 18 January 2020.]

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