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  • The Soul of Rumiby Coleman Barks

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 14.99

    The Soul of Rumi is renowned poet Coleman Barks' first major assemblage of newly translated Rumi poems since his bestselling The Essential Rumi . Coleman Barks presents entirely new translations of Rumi's poems, published for the first time in The Soul of Rumi. The poems range over the breadth of Rumi's themes: silence, emptiness, play, God, peace,... more...

  • The Shahnamehby Ferdowsi; James Atkinson

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    Immerse yourself in the distant past with this epic poem from the Persian tradition. Penned more than one thousand years ago by the famed poet Ferdowsi, The Shahnameh weaves history and myth into a lyrical, action-packed work of art that you won't be able to put down. This book is a must-read for folklore connoisseurs. more...

  • The Philosophy of Ecstasyby Leonard Lewisohn

    World Wisdom 2015; US$ 9.99

    Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE In addition to being one of thebest known poets in the world, Jalal al-Din Rumi was also one of the preeminentthinkers of Sufism, the esoteric form of Islam. The Philosophy of Ecstasy isa collection of 13 groundbreaking essays by some of the world?s leadingauthorities, including Franklin Lewis, Kabir... more...

  • Rubaiyyat & Other Versesby Shahab Ahmed

    G2 Rights Ltd 2013; US$ 1.44

    This powerful new collection of poetry from Shahab Uddin Ahmed puts us in touch with the deep emotions we all feel from time to time. In our darkest hours, the fears we hold inside seem all-consuming, and this collection perfectly captures our despair as we remember broken dreams. more...

  • Oral Literature of Iranian Languages: Kurdish, Pashto, Balochi, Ossetic, Persian and Tajik: Companion Volume IIby Philip G. Kreyenbroek

    I.B.Tauris 2010; US$ 40.00

    Persian literature is the jewel in the crown of Persian culture. It has profoundly influenced the literatures of Ottoman Turkey, Muslim India and Turkic Central Asia. It has been a source of inspiration for Goethe, Emerson, Matthew Arnold and Jorge Luis Borges among others and praised by William Jones, Tagore, E. M. Forster and many more. Yet Persian... more...

  • Pragmatics and Classical Sanskritby Lieve Van de Walle

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1993; US$ 195.00

    This book explores the possibilities and limitations of pragmatic research in classical Sanskrit concentrating on linguistic politeness. The four case studies it comprises are in essence empirical, and try to accurately describe a fairly limited number of interactions between an also limited number of people. The underlying assumption is that a micro-analysis... more...

  • Early Persian Lexicographyby Solomon I. Baevskii; N. Killian

    BRILL 2007; US$ 136.00

    This is the only study in a Western European language of an important part of the intellectual and cultural history of the Persianate world in its formative phase. Persian dictionaries (farhangs) of the Islamic era, compiled principally in India, represent a unique linguistic undertaking that has no counterpart in pre-modern Europe. more...

  • The Routledge Intermediate Persian Courseby Dominic Parviz Brookshaw; Pouneh Shabani-Jadidi

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 66.95

    The Routledge Intermediate Persian Course: Farsi Shirin Ast, Book Two is the first intermediate level Persian textbook written specifically for English-speaking university students that makes use of up-to-date pedagogical techniques, and stresses the importance of communicative competence. The diversity of the texts in this textbook helps to familiarize... more...

  • Strange Times, My Dearby Nahid Mozaffari; Ahmad Karimi-Hakkak

    Arcade Publishing 2012; US$ 16.95

    A rich and varied collection of contemporary short stories, extracts from novels, and poetry that will go a long way toward informing the English-speaking world of the latest developments in Iranian literature. Since the Iranian revolution of 1979, we have been virtually cut off from that country's culture. Despite severe difficulties imposed by social,... more...

  • Silence in Middle Eastern and Western Thoughtby Jason Bahbak Mohaghegh

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 145.00

    Presenting an engaging reflection on the work of prominent modern Iranian literary artists in exchange with contemporary Continental literary criticism and philosophy, this book tracks the idea of silence ? through the prism of poetics, dreaming, movement, and the body ? across the textual imaginations of both Western and Middle Eastern authors. Through... more...