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Literary realism

Terry Eagleton is a literary critic you can trust. He has read everything, his judgements are invariably sound and his humour is the icing on the cake.   Sean Sheehan   The subject matter of “The real thing” is fiction, mostly novels that come broadly under the umbrella of literary […]

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The inhibiting role of religion on the growth of thought

Iran, rich in culture and history, balances tradition and modernity. Despite deep religious roots, especially in Shia Islam, religion’s impact on intellectual discourse and societal progress sparks debate.    Rola Zamzameh*   Iran’s intellectual history is characterized by periods of flourishing intellectual activity, punctuated by times of repression and stagnation. […]