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  • 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...

  • The Oasis of Nowby Sohrab Sepehri; Kazim Ali; Mohammad Jafar Mahallati

    BOA Editions Ltd. 2013; US$ 9.99

    First US publication of one of Iran's most important contemporary poets. This bilingual edition includes an essay/introduction by Kazim Ali. more...

  • Old Avestan Syntax and Stylisticsby Martin West

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 182.00

    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... more...

  • Patronage and Poetry in the Islamic Worldby Jocelyn Sharlet

    I.B.Tauris 2011; US$ 14.95

    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...

  • The Persian Book of Kingsby B W Robinson; B. W. Robinson

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    The Shahnama , written in the tenth century by Firdawsi, is the national epic poem of Persia. It chronicles at great length (nine volumes in the full English translation, currently out of print) the reigns and deeds of the earliest Persian kings, over fifty of them, in four dynasties - the Pishdadians, Kayanians, Ashkanians, and Sasanians. This book,... more...

  • Persian Grammarby John Mace

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 59.95

    This is a book for reference and revision, especially for those in the early stages of studying the Persian language. It uses the official reformed spelling, and gives attention to handwriting, educated standard and educated colloquial pronunciation, and the important polite forms. The grammar is explained with copious examples, all shown both in Persian... more...

  • Persian Language, Literature and Cultureby Kamran Talattof

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    Critical approaches to the study of topics related to Persian literature and Iranian culture have evolved in recent decades. The essays included in this volume collectively demonstrate the most recent creative approaches to the study of the Persian language, literature, and culture, and the way these methodologies have progressed academic debate.... more...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 140.00

    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...

  • Persian Sufi Poetryby J. T. P. de Bruijn

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 55.95

    Focuses on the poems rather than on their authors. Surveys the development of Persian mystical poetry, dealing first with the relation between Sufism and literature and then with the four main genres of the tradition: the epigram, the homiletic poem, love poetry and symbolic narrative. more...

  • The Philosophy of Ecstasyby Leonard Lewisohn

    World Wisdom 2015; US$ 9.99

    Jalal al-Din Rumi (1207-73), founder of the Mevlevi Sufi order of ?Whirling Dervishes,? is the best-selling poet in America today. The wide-ranging appeal of his work is such that UNESCO declared 2007 to be ?International Rumi Year.? However, his writings represent much more than love poetry. Rumi was one of the preeminent thinkers of Sufism, the... more...