chapter  7
Literature, art, and ideology under the Islamic Republic: an extended history of the Center for Islamic Art and Thoughts
ByFATEMEH SHAMS
Pages 30

Throughout his scholarship of over thirty years, Ahmad Karimi-Hakkak has given considerable attention to the contemporary literature of Iran in general and to the developments arising from the Iranian Revolution of 1978-83 and their implications for cultural and literary production. In his landmark article on the history of the Writers’ Association of Iran, titled “Protest and Perish”1 he charts the course of that intellectual organization from its inception over a decade before the revolution to its final demise in 1984.