D.P. Costello was Professor of Russian at Manchester University and was the first English translator of Hedayat’s masterpiece, Blind Owl, from Persian.
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Following a disjointed, vision-like structure, The Blind Owl is the nightmarish exploration of the psyche of a madman. The narrator is an ailing, solitary misanthrope who suffers from hallucinations, and his dreamlike tale is layered, circular, driven by its own demented logic, and punctuated with m…READ MORE >