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  • Amir Khusrawby Sunil Sharma

    Oneworld Publications 2012; US$ 40.00

    Surveys the life and lyrics of the 14th century Persian-speaking Indian poet. more...

  • The Wine of Wisdomby Mehdi Aminrazavi

    Oneworld Publications 2013; US$ 24.95

    Representative of the exotic and erotic east, enemy of Christianity, prophet of hedonism, champion of free thinkers, Omar Khayyam and his Ruba?iyyat have been the stuff of legend for centuries. Nourished by an admiration of Khayyam that has been with him since childhood, Aminrazavi?s comprehensive new biography reintroduces the figure of Khayyam,... 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...

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

    I.B.Tauris 2008; US$ 40.00

    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$ 40.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • The Soul of Rumiby Coleman Barks

    HarperCollins 2010; Not Available

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...