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The novel, at its core a love story, unfolds around the napoleoon narrator’ love for his cousin Layli, a love which is constantly jeopardized by an army of family members and the mayhem of their intrigues and machinations. It is noted for its lampooning of the widespread Iranian belief that the English are responsible for events that jn in Iran; alluding to such events as the Allied surprise attack on Iran in September ofthe Anglo-Soviet invasion of Iran.

My Uncle Napoleon

My Uncle Napoleon was written by Iraj Pezeshkzad and published in From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. My Uncle Napoleon Persian: This page was last edited on 14 Mayat It topped the ratings in every airing of its episodes and it was the most watched show when it aired on Friday nights.

Most of daei jan napoleon plot nan in the narrator’s home, a huge daei jan napoleon 20th-century-style Iranian mansion in which three wealthy families live under the tyranny of a paranoid patriarch Uncle.

The daei jan napoleon was adapted to a highly successful TV series in directed by Nasser Taghvai. Many consider the series to be an saei masterpiece and the father of modern television comedy in Iran.

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Many terms coined during the series’ run have become nappleon of Persian popular culture. The series was a huge success both with the audience and the critics. English translation first edition hardcover book cover. Views Read Edit View history. The story’s narrator nameless in daei jan napoleon novel but called Daei jan napoleon in the TV series is a high school student in love with his cousin Layli who is Dear Uncle’s daughter.

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Iran portal s portal Novels portal. May 13, Ryan, V. My Uncle Napoleon title screen. The story revolves around the narrator’s struggles to stall Layli’s pre-arranged marriage to her cousin Puri, while the narrator’s father and Dear Uncle plot various mischiefs against each other to settle past family feuds.

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By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Sep 29, ; WBK4. The novel was translated in to Naloleon by Dick Davis and published by Mage Publishersa translation that manages to evoke the richness of the original text and is faithful daei jan napoleon being literal Asayesh The novel is a representation of the Iranian society of the daei jan napoleon.

In napoleno, director Nasser Taghvai turned the novel into a legendary daei jan napoleon television series, compiling the story in 18 episodes. My Uncle Napoleon is central to a film “Iran and Britain” [ which?

May 5, Asayesh, G. Although the series has been banned in Iran since the revolution it is still watched. National Iranian Radio and Television.

Something funny is going on faei Tehran”. Retrieved from ” https: The Uncle—who in reality is a retired low-level officer from the Persian Cossack Brigade under Colonel Vladimir Liakhov’s command—claims, and in latter stages of the story actually believes that daei jan napoleon and his butler Mash Qasem were involved in wars against the British Empire and their lackeys such as Khodadad Khanas well as battles supporting the Napolon Constitutional Revolution ; and that with the occupation of Iran by the Allied Forces, the English are now on course to take revenge on him.

The English translation has since been re-published by Random House in with an introduction by Azar Nafisi and an afterword by the author, Iraj Pezeshkzad. Though the book and the TV series were briefly banned following the Islamic revolution of in Iran, it remained popular Nafisi and is often regarded as “the most important and well-loved daei jan napoleon of Iranian fiction since Daei jan napoleon War II” Ryan