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‘Eating Animals’ in Persian

‘Eating Animals’ in Persian‘Eating Animals’ in Persian

‘Eating Animals,’ a non-fiction work by American writer Jonathan Safran Foer, 39, is now available in Persian.

Tehran-based Mosallas Publications recently released a Persian edition of Foer’s third book, Alef news website ( reported.

The book is translated into Persian by translator and essayist Samin Nabipour. The original edition was published in 2009 by American publisher Little, Brown and Company.

“Do not allow your stomach to become graveyards of animals,” Iranian writer Sadeq Hedayat (1903-1951) used a quote by Imam Ali (AS) in his book ‘The Advantages of Vegetarianism’ (in Persian: ‘Favayedeh Giah-Khari’) written way back in 1927.

But the American writer focuses more on the disadvantages of eating animals than the upsides of alternative foods. He spent much of his teenage and college years oscillating between omnivore and vegetarian. But on the brink of fatherhood, facing the prospect of having to make dietary choices on a child’s behalf, his casual questioning became serious.

“His quest for answers ultimately required him to visit factory farms in the middle of the night, dissect the emotional ingredients of meals from his childhood, and probe some of his most primal instincts about right and wrong,” says the blurb of the book. 

Marked by Foer’s profound moral ferocity, vibrant style and creativity that made his previous books, ‘Everything Is Illuminated’ (2002) and ‘Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close’ (2005) widely loved, Eating Animals is a celebration and a reckoning, a story about the stories we’ve told-and the stories we now need to tell.”

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