News ID: 252054
Published: 0306 GMT April 28, 2019

Member of Italian publisher impressed with book fair thronged with visitors

Member of Italian publisher impressed with book fair thronged with visitors

The great number of visitors in Tehran International Book Fair (TIBF) impressed a member of an Italian private publisher, Francesco Brioschi Editore, which is participating at the 52nd round of the book fair.

Tiziana Buccico, deputy representative of Brioschi Editore, made the impression in an exclusive interview with IRNA.

Brioschi Editore has published a prominent novel 'Savushun' by Simin Daneshvar, the famous Iranian author.

Speaking about the book, Buccico said “I love so much the story,” because it is the first “story of a woman, not a wife.”

‘Savushun’ is the story of a family in Shiraz during the occupation of Iran in World War II. It was translated by Italian expert in Near Eastern Studies Anna Vanzan, specializing in history and literature of the Qajar Era (1785-1925) and relations between Iran and the West.

Asked if she knows the Iranian poems, she replied that she is familiar with ‘Shahnameh’, a long epic written by the prominent Persian poet Ferdowsi who most believe has played an influential role in surviving Persian language.

Speaking about the 13th-century Persian poet who is the writer of ‘Masnavi’, she said “Rumi (Moulana) is special to me”.

About her presence in the TIBF, she said she has been attending the cultural event for five years.

Buccico also talked of the close culture of Italian and Iranian people have, adding that Iranian people are “good and friendly”.

Buccico added she has invited Italians and other tourists to visit Iran to get familiarized with “real Iran”.

3,200 publishers with 437,000 book titles are showcasing their latest publications in this edition of the fair.
About 2,400 Iranian publishers with 300,000 titles and 800 foreign publishers with 137,000 titles are present at the exhibition.
The 32nd fair, with the motto “Reading Is Ability”, opened on April 24 and will run until May 4 at Tehran’s Imam Khomeini Grand Prayers Ground (Mosalla).


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