April 14th is Nader Ebrahimi’s birthday. He is a writer. Many of us have fallen in love with our country, our country, and even our loved ones many times. On the occasion of this author’s birthday, we have analyzed the three-volume work “Smokeless Fire” and answered questions about this rare long-form work.
Isnables: Yesterday was the birthday of Nader Ebrahimi, the author of the most important poetic prose in Iranian literature. Creator of the romantic films “The City I Loved Again”, “Forty Short Letters to My Wife” and “Man in Eternal Exile”.
A man by profession whose expert portfolio includes water painting, translation and illustration of children’s books, and writing.
Nader Ebrahimi was born on April 14, 1315 in Tehran. He resumed his undergraduate studies first in the field of law, but then changed his field and obtained a bachelor’s degree in the field of English translation.
As simple, easy, and eloquent as reading the works of Nader Ebrahimi is, writing about Nader in Iranian literature is not an easy task. Because it was Nader Ebrahimi who demonstrated his skill in writing for children and adolescents both in drawing romantic and tender worlds and in mystical expression and of course narration in closed geography such as the “Smokeless” trilogy.
In that period, with the exception of Nader Ibrahimi, other writers began writing very long novels. It can be assumed that Nader, as a professional writer, wanted to try his luck in this regard and left a long work.
From Nadir’s other points about writing fire without smoke. It took Nader 27 years to write this work. One possibility that can be given about the length of writing Fire Without Smoke is that Nader was a busy writer and writing a work like Fire Without Smoke is a very time-consuming task. Therefore, he obviously could not stop his other activities and just focus on one business. Perhaps due to his other profession, he writes Fire Without Smoke in addition to his other works.
Several works were opened at Nader’s table
One of Nader Ibrahimi’s friends said about Nader in an informal meeting that on Nader’s desk, the different works he was writing were open and depending on his planning, he would advance his works at the same time and it was not as if he finished one work and then moved on to another.
Another possibility that can be given is that writing a long work similar to fire without smoke, no matter how far the author belongs to that biome, would require research. This research is not just a library search and requires travel and conversation. This can increase the writing time of such work. Also, long novels need coherence and the author has to go back and forth constantly for consistency throughout the entire work. This lengthens the writing of the work itself.
Perhaps the simplest and simplest definition of Nader Ibrahimi’s works is that reading Nader Ibrahimi opens before us a world of new words and original romantic compositions, which, with their simplicity and eloquence of prose, but with their words. The reader can imagine the worlds in his imagination and breathe a new atmosphere with the author of the work. Just as he told the story of the Turkmens in several different historical periods in “Fire Without Smoke” through the character of “All-Knowing” and takes the reader with him to understand the story of “Galan Oja”.
Part of sociology, no doubt. It is influenced by anthropologists and demographers who have traveled to know the people and their local environment. Every novel, like it or not, has a social aspect when it comes to telling people’s stories. But no matter how artistic and detailed the novel is; It can be socially significant. A Fire Without Smoke is also an artistically written novel, and since the story is about the Turkmens of our country, it can have an important social aspect.
Fire without smoke is a stainless steel mirror of Iran’s contemporary history
But why should you read the novel “Atash without Smoke” by Nader Ibrahimi? Regardless of specific tastes, class or gender, they enjoyed or enjoyed reading by the fire without smoke. Perhaps it would be better to say that A Fire Without Smoke is not a work we should look up to as a secondary reason for reading it. Another reason we can mention is that Atash without smoke is a stainless mirror of contemporary Iranian history. In the form of a narrative, we can find a series of events and events of Iranian society in this rare work. Just like a history book, it can help a person learn about a part of Iran’s contemporary history. We have very few works of art that manage to represent Iranian ethnic groups. There are works that are somewhat scholarly and scholarly, but in the form of novels or other literary forms, it is rare to find works that narrated and represented the Iranian people so well. This point can be another reason to read fire without smoke. This rare work is a wonderful work that manages to portray part of the Iranian tribes well for the reader.
Another important point is that Nader showed well in this work, why Iranian ethnic groups, with all their differences and distinctions, consider themselves Iranian and in what way they associate themselves with Iranian nationality. He also states beautifully that race does not mean separation and homosexuality. In the end, we see that in the fire without smoke, in addition to the signs of their race, how much they care about Iran and consider themselves a whole cell.
the period when Nader wrote The Fire Without Smoke; It had been a while since Iranians became familiar with tall tales. Works such as the Faqir and multi-volume works gradually became available to Iranians with the spread of translation. Therefore, more or less Iranian writers began to write very long novels. It is possible that, according to the conditions of that period, many writers had a desire to repeat the examples of these works and write long works similar to multi-volume foreign works.
The difference between the prose of Nader Ibrahimi and other writers
It is clear that all artists are lovers and try to achieve a personal signature. Whether this artist wanted to be a poet, he still wanted his poetry to reach a distinction so that the reader, if there is no signature; Learn about its impact. Filmmakers, novelists, illustrators, and other artists love to come up with a personal signature. Nader Ibrahimi also tried to get an autograph and ironically succeeded in the effort.
But Nader Ibrahimi’s prose has many features. Nader’s prose was heavily influenced by Romanticism (Romanticism is an artistic, literary, and intellectual movement for which strong emotions are a true source of aesthetic experience.) It is mainly European, as the Romantics respected poetry very much. Also, like many of our writers, Nader was fascinated by ancient Iranian works, and our old works are primarily poems. The combination of a rare influence from the European romantic school and a rare interest in classical Iranian poems created poetic prose that became his personal signature.
History always checks and makes the important works of periods; They become insignificant or less important in the following periods. But on the flip side of this too; There is always business between them. For example, during the era of Hafez and Saadi. We had other brilliant poets, but the sieve of history kept Hafez and Saadi at the top, and many poets were placed in other ranks, so that we forgot some of them. This is how writers and poets worked in every era, and some of them remained and were forgotten. Perhaps it is too early to judge Nader Ibrahimi in this way now, but the possibility of Nader being forgotten and abandoned in future generations is very slim.
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