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  • Fifty Poems of Hafizby A.J Arberry

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 51.95

    Translation of a selection of poems from one of the world's greatest lyric poets. First published 1947. more...

  • A Beginners' Guide to Tajikiby Azim Baizoyev; John Hayward

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 68.95

    This is a conversational approach to the teaching and learning of the Tajiki language. It uses authentic language material to help learners as they proceed through its topic-based lessons. Its emphasis on the spoken language promotes oral fluency alongside written skills. Both lessons and appendices present new vocabulary and grammar simply and recycle... more...

  • The virgin and her loverby B. Utas; T. H?

    BRILL 2003; US$ 138.00

    Starting from the author's discovery that the Persian epic poem Vamiq and Adhra by Unsuri (11th century AD) derives from the ancient Greek novel of "Metiokhos and Parthenope", this work contains critical editions of the Greek and Persian fragments and testimonia, with comments. more...

  • A Minimalist Approach to Scramblingby Simin Karimi

    De Gruyter 2005; US$ 182.00

    This monograph provides a new analysis of so-called 'free word order' by concentrating on Persian, and is designed to contribute to the scholarship in theoretical linguistics and the study of Iranian languages. It makes available to the scholars and students in a variety of fields an analytical and in-depth analysis of a not-so-well... more...

  • The Case of Rhyme versus Reasonby Robert C. McKinney

    BRILL 2004; US$ 249.00

    This book examines the life and times and poetry of the extremely prolific and versatile ?Abbasid poet Ibn al-Rumi (d. 283/896). Particular attention is devoted to tracing the influences in his distinctive poetic style and themes. more...

  • The Giftby Hafiz; Daniel Ladinsky

    Penguin Publishing Group 1999; US$ 19.00

    Chosen by author Elizabeth Gilbert as one of her ten favorite books, Daniel Ladinsky?s extraordinary renderings of 250 unforgettable lyrical poems by Hafiz, one of the greatest Sufi poets of all time More than any other Persian poet ? even Rumi ? Hafiz expanded the mystical, healing dimensions of poetry. Because his poems were often ecstatic love... more...

  • Sadeq Hedayatby Homa Katouzian

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95

    Featuring contributions from leading scholars of Iranian studies and / or comparative literature, this edited comprehensive and critical edited collection provides detailed scholarly analysis of Hedayat's life and work using a variety of methodological and conceptual approaches. Hedayat is the author of The Blind Owl , the most famous Persian novel... more...

  • Modern Persian Literature in Afghanistanby Wali Ahmadi

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 48.95

    With the unleashing of the "War on Terror" in the aftermath of 9/11, Afghanistan has become prominent in the news. However, we need to appreciate that no substantive understanding of contemporary history, politics and society of this country can be achieved without a thorough analysis of the Afghan encounter with cultural and literary modernity and... more...

  • I Heard God Laughingby Hafiz; Daniel Ladinsky

    Penguin Publishing Group 2006; US$ 16.00

    ?If you haven?t yet had the delight of dining with Daniel Ladinsky?s sweet, playful renderings of the musings of the great saints, I Heard God Laughing is a perfect appetizer.... This newly released edition of his first playful foray into Hafiz?s divinely inspired poetry is essential reading . . . . Ladinsky is a master who will be remembered for finally... more...

  • Jasmine and Starsby Fatemeh Keshavarz

    The University of North Carolina Press 2007; US$ 19.00

    In a direct, frank, and intimate exploration of Iranian literature and society, scholar, teacher, and poet Fatemeh Keshavarz challenges popular perceptions of Iran as a society bereft of vitality and joy. Her fresh perspective on present-day Iran provides a rare insight into this rich culture alive with artistic expression but virtually unknown to... more...