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Thursday, July 5, 2012

"The Last Person Who Saw Farrokh" by Farrokh Nazerian


Farrokh Nazerian has been a journalist, editor, poet, entrepreneur, art collector, developer, and above all, he has been a lifelong student of “knowledge.” Born in Iran, he lived in England, before residing in California, where he is working currently on his second book,  Sisyphus Revisited.

His first book is a 4 act play titled The Last Person Who Saw Farrokh.

You can visit his website at www.thelastpersonwhosawfarrokh.com.

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Particulars of His Book :

  • Publisher: Osborn Publications
  • Publication date: 11/28/2011
  • Pages: 100

  • Farrokh's Interview for A Bookish Libraria :

    Hello, Mr. Nazerian, and welcome to A Bookish Libraria.  I have some questions for you that readers might be curious about...

    Q: Now that your book has been published, we’d love to find out more about the process.  Can we begin by having you take us at the beginning?  Where did you come up with the idea to write your book?

    Many years ago, my girlfriend and I, mutually decided to break up our relationship and go our separate ways. We were still very much in love, and we were both very confused and sad. Over the following years I pondered about it; why did we break up while still so much in love? I realized that we were in love, but did not know the person whom we were in love. Indeed we did not know ourselves. In fact the lover and beloved were not “there,” we were absent.

    Our confusion was symptomatic of the mankind’s pervading confusion over centuries and millenniums. We are looking for reasons of our existence, while existence has no reason.

    In The Last Person Who Saw Farrokh, (M,) a young woman, is searching for a lost love. Her search in her own words is the search; for someone who is not there, someone who does not exist. The play is an existential drama concerning Man’s eternal search for salvation, and his struggle to find a meaning and purpose for his life; while life has no reason: Life is – a reason and result unto itself.

    Q: How hard was it to write a book like this and do you have any tips that you could pass on which would make the journey easier for other writers?

    For any writer, writing is giving birth to her or his ideas and thoughts. To me it was also an attempt to see myself. Seeing is the ability to bypass the mind and have direct connection with life; it took me a long time.

    My humble advice: Write with knowledge.

    Q: Who is your publisher and how did you find them or did you self-publish?

    A local publisher.

    Q: Is there anything that surprised you about getting your first book published?

    The only surprise was that I actually did it!

    Q: Can you describe the feeling you had when you saw your published book for the first time?

    It was similar to the experience of seeing my first born child.

    Q: What other books (if any) are you working on and when will they be published?

    I am working on a new book; Sisyphus Revisited. It is a story based on my search to understand the power that surrounds and affects our life, and my efforts to cultivate and possibly culminate that power.

    Q: Finally, what message (if any) are you trying to get across with your book?

    Man has amassed a great deal of information, but is bereft of the necessary knowledge to live in harmony with life. By trying to understand life and the purpose of our existence through our intellect, we have disconnected ourselves from a direct connection with Life.

    The cry of the “why” has been echoing throughout the history of mankind, only to face the deafening silence of the universe. My play illuminates a path that would take us from the confusion of why to the clarity of how, from the Ape of Reason to the Superman of Will. 

    Q: Thank you again for this interview!  Do you have any final words?

    Just thank you.

    The Dame's Final Word  :
    If you haven't read a contemporary book of plays lately, you may want to try this one. Existentialism and writings are of a kind peculiar unto themselves, however.  Has to be your "cup of tea!"   I'm not a proponent, but I do support the right of those who write books.



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