درک یک پایان | The Sense of an Ending (Ghasedak-e Saba, 2017)


Notes on this edition: درک یک پایان | The Sense of an Ending. Ghasedak-e Saba, 2017. Pp. 176. 21.5 cm. Translated by Niloofar Dodd. ISBN: 9786005675320.

Third Persian translation of Julian Barnes’s The Sense of an Ending, this edition features a cover with stills from the film adaptation of the novel.

Sincere thanks to Mohammad Hekmat for providing a copy of the book and information concerning its publication.

هیاهوی زمان | The Noise of Time (Cheshmeh, 2016; Persian)


Notes on this edition: هیاهوی زمان | The Noise of Time. Tehran: Cheshmeh, 2016. Pp. 183. Translated by Peyman Khaksar. ISBN: 9786002296900. (Persian).

The third Persian translation of Julian Barnes’s The Noise of Time, this edition received wide attention because the publisher and translator were more well-known. This example is of the 6th printing.

Sincere thanks to Mohammad Hekmat for providing a copy of the book and information concerning its publication.

سپاس ریوندی | The Noise of Time (Mahi, 2016; Persian)


Notes on this edition: سپاس ریوندی | The Noise of Time. Mahi, 2016. Pp. 188. 21 cm. Translated by سپاس ریوندی [Sepas Reivandi]. ISBN: 9789642092710. (Persian).

The first Persian translation of Julian Barnes’s The Noise of Time to reach the market. This copy is the 2nd reprint issued.

Sincere thanks to Mohammad Hekmat for providing a copy of the book and information concerning its publication.

همهمه‌ی زمان | The Noise of Time (Nafir, 2016; Persian)


Notes on this edition: همهمه‌ی زمان | The Noise of TimeNafir, 2016. Translated by Marjan Mohammadi. Pp. 249. ISBN: 9786009641635. (Persian).

This Persian translation was the first undertaken for Julian Barnes’s The Noise of Time, but it was not the first to reach the market. Publication was late because of delays in the Ministry of Culture in Iran.

Sincere thanks to Mohammad Hekmat for providing a copy of the book and information concerning its publication.

سطوح زندگی | Levels of Life (Melikan, 2015; Persian)


Notes on this edition: سطوح زندگی | Levels of Life. Tehran: Melikan, 2015. Pp. 80.  Translated by Shabnam Saadat. ISBN: 9786007845059. (Persian).

Sincere thanks to Mohammad Hekmat for providing a copy of the book and information concerning its publication.

درک یک پایان | The Sense of an Ending (Farhang-i Nashr-i Naw, 2016; Persian)


Notes on this edition: درک یک پایان | The Sense of an Ending. Nashr-e No, 2016. Pp. 201. 19 cm. Translated by Hassan Kamshad. ISBN: 9786007439340 (Persian).

The first edition of Julian Barnes’s The Sense of an Ending published in Iran. Despite parts of the book being censored, the novel was well-received. This specimen is the 5th printing.

Sincere thanks to Mohammad Hekmat for providing a copy of the book and information concerning its publication.

حس یک پایان | The Sense of an Ending (Zaryab, 2015; Persian)


Notes on this edition: حس یک پایان | The Sense of an Ending. Zaryab, 2015. Pp. 192. 21 cm. Translated by Mohammad Hekmat. ISBN: 9789936615021. (Persian).

Published in Afghanistan, this is the first Persian translation of Julian Barnes. It is also the only uncensored Persian version of The Sense of an Ending.

Sincere thanks to Mohammad Hekmat for providing a copy of the book and information concerning its publication. Read an interview with Mohammad Hekmat about his translation of Barnes’s The Sense of an Ending in the Los Angeles Review of Books (15 March 2017).