|Biographical detail : ||Iranian literary critic
A prominent Iranian critic and translator Reza Seyed Hosseini was instrumental in introducing western literature to Persian-speaking readers.
In his long career Reza translated works by western writers like Jean-Paul Sartre, Albert Camus, Thomas Mann and Marguerite Duras into Persian. His most important work “Literary Schools” into two-volume about western literature, first published in 1955, has been reprinted many times in numerous editions.
Educating poets, writers and novelists, Reza also led a group of scholars that compiled an anthology of Iranian literature. Iran’s most prominent literary figures are his students.
Reza was the editor of Sokhan, a literary magazine.
Learning French in Iran Reza improved his command of the language during his trips to France and Belgium.
Reza Seyed Hosseini was born in Ardebil, north-western Iran where Turkish is the dominant language. He had a passion for literature since childhood. He died of pneumonia in Tehran.