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  • Literary Subterfuge and Contemporary Persian Fictionby Mohammad Mehdi Khorrami

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    The main focus of Literary Subterfuge and Contemporary Persian Fiction is to identify components and elements which define Persian modernist fiction, placing an emphasis on literary concepts and devices which provide the dynamics of the evolutionary trajectory of this modernism. ? The question of ?who writes Iran? refers to a contested area which... more...

  • The Shahnamehby Ferdowsi; James Atkinson

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    Immerse yourself in the distant past with this epic poem from the Persian tradition. Penned more than one thousand years ago by the famed poet Ferdowsi, The Shahnameh weaves history and myth into a lyrical, action-packed work of art that you won't be able to put down. This book is a must-read for folklore connoisseurs. more...

  • Strange Times, My Dearby Nahid Mozaffari; Ahmad Karimi-Hakkak

    Arcade Publishing 2012; US$ 16.95

    A rich and varied collection of contemporary short stories, extracts from novels, and poetry that will go a long way toward informing the English-speaking world of the latest developments in Iranian literature. Since the Iranian revolution of 1979, we have been virtually cut off from that country's culture. Despite severe difficulties imposed by social,... more...

  • Silence in Middle Eastern and Western Thoughtby Jason Bahbak Mohaghegh

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 145.00

    Presenting an engaging reflection on the work of prominent modern Iranian literary artists in exchange with contemporary Continental literary criticism and philosophy, this book tracks the idea of silence ? through the prism of poetics, dreaming, movement, and the body ? across the textual imaginations of both Western and Middle Eastern authors. Through... more...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 178.00

    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 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...

  • A Two-Colored Brocadeby Annemarie Schimmel

    The University of North Carolina Press 1992; US$ 29.99

    Two-Colored Brocade: The Imagery of Persian Poetry more...

  • Fifty Poems of Hafizby A.J Arberry

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 51.95

    Translation of a selection of poems from one of the world's greatest lyric poets. First published 1947. more...

  • The virgin and her loverby B. Utas; T. H?

    BRILL 2003; US$ 138.00

    Starting from the author's discovery that the Persian epic poem Vamiq and Adhra by Unsuri (11th century AD) derives from the ancient Greek novel of "Metiokhos and Parthenope", this work contains critical editions of the Greek and Persian fragments and testimonia, with comments. more...

  • The Case of Rhyme versus Reasonby Robert C. McKinney

    BRILL 2004; US$ 249.00

    This book examines the life and times and poetry of the extremely prolific and versatile ?Abbasid poet Ibn al-Rumi (d. 283/896). Particular attention is devoted to tracing the influences in his distinctive poetic style and themes. more...