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English: illegal Iranian edition of Salman Rushdie's The Satanic Verses, first published in English in 1988. The translator "Roshanak Irani" is an open Pseudonym. The preface, signed by her, refers to the Satanic Verses as a book comparable to the Arabian Nights, a modern epic, a work of magic realism like the novels of Garcia Marquez - indications of a 1990s reading.
Date late 1990s? The hand written price information states in Farsi: "Price: both volumes 42 Deutsche Mark" , the equivalent of 21 Euros - the Euro was introduced on January 1st, 2001.
Source Private, book bought in Germany
Author Olaf Simons
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Olaf Simons ( talk) 12:22, 19 June 2009 (UTC)

Copyright questionable as the edition is not authorised, , Commons:De minimis

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