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- I.B.Tauris 2008; US$ 14.95
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 History... more...
- Oneworld Publications 2013; US$ 24.99
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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 58.95
Modern Persian begins with the teaching of the Persian alphabet. It aims to provide the student with the necessary skills for social interaction, as well as a basis for the study of modern literature. The course consists of seventeen units and favours teaching by communicative and contextual learning. Most units begin with a reading exercise used... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 63.95
Described by the distinguished theatre director Peter Brook as 'a very powerful form of theatre', the Ta'ziyeh is the Islamic drama of Iran. This work examines the evolution of the Ta'ziyeh, which involved elements drawn from Zoroastrianaism, Mithraism, mythology, folklore and traditional forms of Iranian entertainment. In its final form, most of its... more...
- OUP Oxford 2007; US$ 10.99 US$ 9.45
Book Two of Rumi's Masnavi is concerned with the challenges facing the follower of Sufi enlightenment. It interweaves stories and homilies in order to instruct followers of Rumi, the great thirteenth-century Muslim mystic. Jawid Mojaddedi's sparkling new verse translation follows his prize-winning edition of Book One. more...
- OUP Oxford 2010; US$ 6.99 US$ 6.01
Edward FitzGerald's version of the Rubáiyát of the medieval Persian poet and philosopher Omar Khayyám contains some of the most frequently quoted - and beautiful - lines in English poetry. Daniel Karlin's richly annotated edition does justice to the scope and complexity of FitzGerald's lyrical meditation on 'human death and fate'. more...