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  • 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...

  • In Search of Omar Khayyam (RLE Iran A)by Ali Dashti

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 130.00

    Khayyam has been the subject of speculation on the part of literary critics ever since Edward Fitzgerald published his own version of the Rubaiyat in 1859. This edition represented the first opportunity to study in English the work of Khayyam by a Persian scholar. more...

  • Ibn Yamin (RLE Iran A)by E. H. Rodwell

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 90.00

    This volume gives a brief outline of the life of Ibn Yamin (who died in 1367), based on the biography of Rashid-i-Yásimi and the background of his writing at a time when the Sultans of Khurásán at a time when they were constantly at war with one another. This version of the Qita?s was collated from the 1890 Bhopál edition with that of the Calcutta... more...

  • The Epic of the Kings (RLE Iran A)by Ferdowsi

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 170.00

    ?Among the many national poets of historical Persia, Ferdowsi is perhaps the greatest...In this superb translation of the epic, the Western reader would not fail to discern clear equivalents of chapters in Genesis, The Odyssey, Paradise Lost or the Canterbury Tales.? Islamic Review The Shah-nama is the national epic poem of Persia. Written in the... more...

  • The Persian Language (RLE Iran A)by Reuben Levy

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 110.00

    This book describes the structure of modern Persia, showing the methods by which it conveys meaning in sentences and connected passages and illustrating its special characteristics. As an introduction there is a brief account of Persia, its inhabitants, their occupations and beliefs; some attempt is made also to show how the language has been modified... more...

  • Javid-Nama (RLE Iran A)by Muhammad Iqbal

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 110.00

    The Javid-nama, commonly acknowledged as his greatest work, develops this theme within the frame-work of the ?Ascension? story. In imitation of the Prophet of Islam, the poet soars through the spheres, encountering on his heavenly journey many great figures of history with whom he converses. The resemblance to Dante?s Divine Comedy is obvious. more...

  • Basic Persianby Saeed Yousef; Hayedeh Torabi

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 39.95

    Basic Persian: A Grammar and Workbook comprises an accessible reference grammar and related exercises in a single volume. This book presents twenty grammar units, covering the core material which students would expect to encounter in their first year of learning Persian. Grammar points are followed by multiple examples and exercises which allow... more...

  • A Literary History of Persiaby E.G. Browne

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 1,050.00

    Browne's famous work, first published in 1902, was the essential text on literary history in Persian studies for many years. As an overview of Persian literature from the earliest times until Firdawsi, it continues to be a valuable reference. Out of print for some time, it is now reissued as a library edition, in facsimile to capture the feel of the... more...

  • Colloquial Persianby Abdi Rafiee

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 43.95

    Colloquial Persian is easy to use and completely clear. Specially written by experienced teachers for self-study or class use, this course offers you a step-by-step approach to written and spoken Persian. No prior knowledge of the language is required. What makes Colloquial Persian your best choice in personal language learning? * interactive... more...

  • The Giftby Hafiz; Daniel Ladinsky

    Penguin Group US 1999; US$ 17.00

    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...