Biography of Kader Abdolah (1954-VVVV)

Iranian Narrator, born in 1954. After being forced to leave their country for political reasons in 1988, it undertook the path of exile which led him to the Netherlands, where he/she won political refugee status. There, Kader Abdolah resumed a literary career that had undertaken in their home country, although forced rotation who had undergone his existence led him to not only change of style and narrative records, but even use of Dutch as the vehicle of his fables.

Thus the things, at the beginning of the Decade of the 1990s published two collections of short stories which were received with great acclaim by critics and readers, and devoted to its author as one of the most imaginative and original of the European literary scene narrators. The volumes entitled the Eagles and the girls and the partisans, is works that let glimpse Abdolah fondness by the creation of prodigious Fables which, to some extent, came to supplant the sad reality that his exile life unfolded.

But his definitive consecration within the scope of the Western narrative wine from the hand of his novel titled the journey of empty bottles (translated into Spanish in 1999), an extensive account of the vicissitudes of a fictional Iranian exile who, as expected, contains numerous autobiographical ingredients. Using a sober and refined, prose in which syntactic constructions extreme as far as possible its simplicity, Kader Abdolah presents the desolate vision of the world of Bolfazl, its protagonist, when he/she arrives at his destination of exile. The originality of this splendid novel lies in the recovery, by Abdolah, of an old appeal of European prose: the game of possibilities offered by the point of view of an oriental who discovers, at once, the absurdity of some of the rules, customs and conventions of that part of the world that is considered more civilized social. Thus, in the contrast between the perceptions of the exiled Bolfazl and family memories (usually children) that these observations raise him, Kader Abdolah is weaving a stunning dialogue between a past broken and most remote, and a present, where the measures of their possibilities, fills the cracks of that rupture.