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21 November 2016 @ 12:50 pm
Reading list based on recommendations of imam Khamenei.  

It is well known that our leader has an excellent taste and deep familiarity with art and literature. On various occasions he has taken an opportunity to emphasise the necessity and benefits of reading. I have already discussed some of the benefits of reading in another post,  however, many people who are not raised in cultures with strong emphasis on literature and reading, especially when it comes to fiction, have difficulty selecting and identifying good books. Yet, even here our leader has done his part and provided extensive guidance. Thus, to help fellow perfection-seekers, I have compiled his reading recommendations from various sources and speeches.  Please, feel free to add more items in the comments.

Reading list based on recommendations of imam Khamenei:

general list of authors:

-Honore de Balzac

-Victor Hugo

-Russian classics (ex. Leo Tolstoy, F. Dostoevsky, etc.)

-William Shakespeare

-Aleksei Tolstoy

-Michel Zevaco

-Karl Popper

-Frantz Fanon

-Émile Zola

particular books mentioned:

"History of Science", Pierre Rousseau

"Les Miserables", Victor Hugo

"The Name of the Rose",Umberto Eco

"The Ordeal", Aleksei Tolstoy

"Quietly Flows the Don", Mikhail Sholokhov

"A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence, And Power", Jimmy Carter

"War and Peace", Leo Tolstoy

"Roots", Alexander Haley

"Uncle Tom's Cabin", Harriet Beecher Stowe

"The Thibaults”, Roger Martin

"“The Bicentennial Man,” Isaac Asimov

"The American", Howard Fast

"Heart of a Dog" -Mikhail Bulgakov

"Mahatma Gandhi", Romain Rolland

"The Grapes of Wrath" John Steinbeck