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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...

  • Modality, Aspect and Negation in Persianby Azita H. Taleghani

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2008; US$ 158.00

    This monograph presents a morpho-syntactic investigation on modality, aspect, and negation by concentrating on Persian, and is designed to contribute to theoretical linguistics and the study of Iranian languages. The analysis is based on the Minimalist program. This research challenges the idea that the syntactic structure maps on the semantic interpretation... more...

  • Rumiby Cihan Okuyucu

    Tughra Books 2007; US$ 6.99

    An authoritative but accessible introduction to this important 13th-century historian and mystic poet Rumi, this work concentrates on the social and cultural environment in which he lived and produced his influential works. The book describes the war-torn lives of the people in Asia Minor at the time and states that few figures in history have made... more...

  • The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam - Edward FitzGeraldby Harold Bloom; Janyce Marson

    Infobase Publishing 2003; US$ 54.00

    - Presents the most important 20th century criticism on major works from The Odyssey through modern literature. - The critical essays reflect a variety of schools of criticism. - Contains critical biographies, notes on the contributing critics, a chronology of the author's life, and an index. - Introductory essay by Harold Bloom more...

  • Courtly Riddlesby A.A. Seyed-Gohrab

    Leiden University Press 2010; US$ 29.95

    This book is the first study of Persian literary riddles to appear in English, analysing a wide range of complex riddling poems systematically from the tenth to the twelfth century. In addition to the genre of riddles, the book examines the relationship between metaphors and riddles and the genre of literary description. Riddles belong to the oldest... more...

  • Father of Persian Verseby Sassan Tabatabai

    Leiden University Press 2010; US$ 29.95

    Abu 'Abdollâh' Jafar ibn Mohammad Rudaki (c. 880 CE-941 CE) was a poet to the Samanid court which ruled much of Khorâsân (northeastern Persia) from its seat in Bukhara.He is widely regarded as "the father of Persian poetry, for he was the first major poet to write in New Persian language, following the Arab conquest in the... more...

  • Old Avestan Syntax and Stylisticsby Martin West

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 154.00

    This is the first modern comprehensive account of the syntax of Old Avestan, the earliest known form of Iranian language, attested in the Gathas of Zarathushtra and the Liturgy in Seven Chapters. It is based on the most up-to-date understanding of the texts, while following traditional principles of grammatical analysis. There are also substantial... more...

  • Media Persianby Dominic Parviz Brookshaw

    Edinburgh University Press 2011; US$ 50.00

    Media Persian gives learners the relevant contemporary expressions, jargon and new coinages to express modern concepts across broad areas of interest such as the media, the internet, law and business. more...

  • Patronage and Poetry in the Islamic Worldby Jocelyn Sharlet

    I.B.Tauris 2011; US$ 32.00

    Panegyric poetry, in both Arabic and Persian, was one of the most important genres of literature in the medieval Middle East and Central Asia. Jocelyn Sharlet argues that panegyric poetry is important not only because it provides a commentary on society and culture in the medieval Middle East, but also because panegyric writing was one of the key means... more...

  • Burying the Belovedby Amy Motlagh

    Stanford University Press 2011; US$ 55.00

    Burying the Beloved traces the relationship between the law and literature in Iran to reveal the profound ambiguities at the heart of Iranian ideas of modernity regarding women's rights and social status. The book reveals how novels mediate legal reforms and examines how authors have used realism to challenge and re-imagine notions of "the real."... more...