The Impregnable Fortress: The Old Man and the Sea Revisited

An enchanting and enlightening scrutiny of Hemingway’s masterpiece, The Impregnable Fortress: The Old Man and the Sea Revisited is the second book by the celebrated Iranian author Dr Mahdieh Boostani. Following the success of her debut work, the monumental Gleanings from Rumi's Divan Shams in English: An Anthology of Rubais and Ghazals, Dr Boostani takes a look at the unconquerable spirit of man. More

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About Dr Mahdieh Boostani

Dr Mahdieh Boostani, the translator of this collection, hails from the Islamic Republic of Iran. A renowned poetess and a household name in her native country, Dr Boostani serves as an English lecturer and instructor at Royan English College and Gaj Institute in the department of English (Iran). Across myriad English institutes, over the last half a dozen years, students have benefitted from her academic brilliance and literary acumen. She was awarded the degree of the Doctor of Philosophy in English Language and Literature by Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India in 2017. She pursued her research in the burgeoning discipline of Comparative Literature under Dr Pattanaik from BHU, and her eventual thesis titled “Elements of Sufism in the Poetry of Rumi and Whitman: A Comparative Study” has already gained global recognition as a path-breaking study on Sufism. Dr Boostani completed her Post Graduation in English Language and Literature from Osmania University, Hyderabad, India in the First Division. She has 8 international research paper publications to her credit in addition to her participation and involvement in numerous workshops. Gifted with a flair for poetry, Dr Boostani is amazingly creative and aesthetic in her literary pursuits. Besides her wizardry with words, she has proved herself as a brilliant English teacher, specialized in advanced methodology in teaching and curriculum development. Creative and analytic, insightful and industrious, friendly and humourous, Dr Mahdieh Boostani has distinguished herself not only as a writer and academic par excellence, but also, as a unique and charismatic soul, different, because special.

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