Professor of Persian and Comparative Literature
The University of Texas at Austin, USA
In this paper Taqi Modarresi’s life and his works are discussed briefly. He is one of the early Persian writers in diaspora who left Iran decades before the Islamic Revolution. His novels have been published both in English and Persian. Azra-ye Khalvatneshin [The Virgin of Solitude], which was published posthumously in an English translation in 2008 and in the original Persian in 2010, both in the United States is his last novel in which he explores the theme of identity in the modern globalized world.