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  • 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...

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    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...

  • Modern Persian: A Course-Bookby Simin Abrahams

    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...

  • The Islamic Dramaby Jamshid Malekpour

    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...

  • Rumiby Jonathan Star

    Penguin Group US 2008; US$ 10.00

    Landmark translations of the Sufi poet/mystic Rumi from the acclaimed interpreter of the Tao Te Ching . Jonathan Star has assembled selections of Rumi?s verse in a treasury that spans the poet?s life and includes his most celebrated and poignant work. It is an enchanting volume of classic Eastern thought that creates an exhilarating experience... more...

  • The Masnaviby Jalal al-Din Rumi; Jawid Mojaddedi

    Oxford University Press, UK 2007; US$ 8.99

    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. - ;'You don't... more...