Bozorg Alavi

1904 - 1997

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Bozorg Alavi (Persian: بزرگ علوی) (February 2, 1904 – February 16, 1997) was an influential Iranian writer, novelist, and political intellectual. He was a founding member of the communist Tudeh Party of Iran in the 1940s and – following the 1953 coup against Premier Mohammad Mossadegh – spent the rest of his life in exile in East Germany, first during the Pahlavi regime, then returning to Germany once more following the 1979 revolution. Cheshm'hā'yash (Her Eyes), which was published in Iran in 1952 and was subsequently banned, is considered his finest novel. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bozorg Alavi has received more than 53,067 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Bozorg Alavi is the 3,830th most popular writer (down from 3,502nd in 2019), the 292nd most popular biography from Iran (down from 252nd in 2019) and the 44th most popular Iranian Writer.

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Among writers, Bozorg Alavi ranks 3,830 out of 5,794Before him are Farrukhi Sistani, Ernst Stadler, Alexander McCall Smith, Russell Kirk, Mary Stewart, and Sándor Weöres. After him are Janet Frame, Milo Yiannopoulos, Itzik Feffer, Edward William Lane, Ladislav Mňačko, and Augusta, Lady Gregory.

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Among people born in 1904, Bozorg Alavi ranks 195Before him are Ladislav Ženíšek, Piero Toscani, Dmitri Ivanenko, Mykola Bazhan, Attila Petschauer, and Cecil Day-Lewis. After him are Bernard Lonergan, Rudolf Burkert, Yves Giraud-Cabantous, Ciriaco Errasti, Henry Russell, and Dick Powell. Among people deceased in 1997, Bozorg Alavi ranks 164Before him are Erich Eliskases, Georgy Shonin, Mohammad-Ali Jamalzadeh, Laurean Rugambwa, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, and James Krüss. After him are Denver Pyle, Fritz Schär, Corneliu Baba, Chris Farley, Richard Jaeckel, and Billy Bremner.

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In Iran

Among people born in Iran, Bozorg Alavi ranks 292 out of 463Before him are The Iron Sheik (1942), Sayed Morad Khan (1800), Mohammad-Ali Jamalzadeh (1892), Kader Abdolah (1954), Shirin Neshat (1957), and Haj Ali Razmara (1901). After him are Navid Negahban (1968), Ali-Akbar Dehkhoda (1879), Mohsen Makhmalbaf (1957), Mohammad Mirmohammadi (1948), Abbas (1944), and Jafar Sharif-Emami (1910).

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Among WRITERS In Iran

Among writers born in Iran, Bozorg Alavi ranks 44Before him are Jalal Al-e-Ahmad (1923), Iraj Mirza (1874), Simin Daneshvar (1921), Bahram Beyzai (1938), Mohammad-Ali Jamalzadeh (1892), and Kader Abdolah (1954). After him are Mahmoud Dowlatabadi (1940), Mohammad-Reza Shafiei Kadkani (1939), Azar Nafisi (1955), Shahrnush Parsipur (1946), Roya Hakakian (1966), and Masih Alinejad (1976).