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  • Metaphor and Imagery in Persian Poetryby Ali Asghar Seyed-Gohrab

    BRILL 2011; US$ 151.00

    This volume contains ten chapters on Persian metaphors, tropes, rhetorical figures, and poetic forms and genres, by some of the world's foremost scholars in the field of classical Persian poetry. 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • General Introduction to Persian Literatureby J.T.P. de Bruijin

    I.B.Tauris 2008; US$ 110.00

    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 and been a source of inspiration for Goethe, Emerson, Matthew Arnold and Jorge Luis Borges among others. Yet Persian literature has never received the attention it truly deserves. A... more...

  • Literature of Pre-Islamic Iran,The: Companion Volume Iby Ronald E. Emmerick; Maria Macuch

    I.B.Tauris 2008; US$ 110.00

    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 and been a source of inspiration for Goethe, Emerson, Matthew Arnold and Jorge Luis Borges among others. Yet Persian literature has never received the attention it truly deserves. A... more...

  • Mystical Poems of Rumiby Jalal al-Din Rumi; A. J. Arberry; Ehsan Yarshater; Franklin D. Lewis; Hasan Javadi

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 18.00

    My verse resembles the bread of Egypt—night passes over it, and you cannot eat it any more. Devour it the moment it is fresh, before the dust settles upon it. Its place is the warm climate of the heart; in this world it dies of cold. Like a fish it quivered for an instant on dry land, another moment and you see it is cold. Even if you eat it... 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...

  • 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...