Jalal Al-e-Ahmad (December 2, 1923 – September 9, 1969) was a prominent Iranian writer, thinker, and social and political critic.
Novels and novellas
- The School Principal
- By the Pen
- The Tale of Beehives
- The Cursing of the Land
- A Stone upon a Grave
Many of his novels, including the first two in the list above, have been translated into English.
Jalal traveled to far-off, usually poor, regions of Iran and tried to document their life, culture and problems. Some of these monographs are:
- The Gambler by Fyodor Dostoyevsky,
- L’Etranger by Albert Camus,
- Les mains sales by Jean-Paul Sartre,
- Return from the U.S.S.R. by André Gide,
- Rhinoceros by Eugène Ionesco,