“Night Train to Lisbon” to surface at Tehran institute

TEHRAN, Sep. 22 (MNA) – “Night Train to Lisbon”, a philosophical novel by Swiss writer and philosopher Pascal Mercier, will be reviewed during a session at Tehran’s Book City Institute on Tuesday.

Mahshid Mirmoezzi translated the book into Persian and Ofoq published it in April 2013.

Mirmoezzi and critics Saeid Firuzabadi and Belqeis Soliemani have been invited to the session, which will begin at 4:30 p.m.

The novel, which was an international best seller, was originally published in German as “Nachtzug nach Lissabon” in 2004 and its English version came out in 2008.

It recounts the travels of Swiss Classics instructor Raimund Gregorius as he explores the life of Amadeu de Prado, a Portuguese doctor during António de Oliveira Salazar’s right-wing dictatorship in Portugal. Prado is a serious thinker whose active mind becomes evident in a series of his notes collected and read by Gregorius.

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