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Late Iranian writer and translator Jahed Jahanshahi

Late Iranian writer and translator Jahed Jahanshahi

Veteran Iranian writer, translator and theater critic Jahed Jahanshahi has passed away at the age of 66, in the capital city of Tehran. Jahanshahi’s widow told ISNA news agency that the Iranian scholar died of a cardiac arrest on Thursday morning. The late Iranian translator introduced many renowned German writers to his country’s book lovers such as Gunter Wilhelm Grass, Heinrich Theodor Boll, Thomas Bernhard and Bertolt Brecht. Jahanshahi’s translation of articles written by Colombian novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez between 1961 and 1984 was also published a few months ago. The Iranian scholar is best known for his brilliant translations of Bernhard’s President, Brecht’s Mother, Boll’s Bread of Those Early Years, Grass’s Peeling the Onion and Fernando Pessoa’s Book of Disquiet into Persian. TE/TE