Iran Nameh Books: Satire and Irony in the Works of Sadeq Hedayat

Sadeq Hedayat’s fictions can be divided into four categories: nationalist stories; critical realist fictions; satires; and psycho-fictions. Apart from his dramatic satires, there are verbal satires and ironies scattered in Hedayat’s works. This book begins with a general discussion of satire and irony with examples from European literature, and after a discussion of satire and irony in Hedayat’s times, it proceed to a comprehensive study of satire and irony in Hedayat’s works. This includes a discussion of Hedayat’s numerous letters which contain many verbal satires and ironies.