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  • 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...

  • Literary Subterfuge and Contemporary Persian Fictionby Mohammad Mehdi Khorrami

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    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...

  • Rumi - Past and Present, East and Westby Franklin D. Lewis

    Oneworld Publications 2014; US$ 29.95

    Painstakingly researched by a leading expert, this new anniversary edition of the award-winning biography examines the background, the legacy, and the continuing significance of Jalāl al-Din Rumi, 800 years after he was born. Containing several new poems and an updated introduction, it will make a perfect gift for Rumi lovers everywhere. Drawing... more...

  • Silence in Middle Eastern and Western Thoughtby Jason Bahbak Mohaghegh

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 53.95

    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...

  • 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...

  • Amir Khusrawby Sunil Sharma

    Oneworld Publications 2012; US$ 40.00

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

  • Burying the Belovedby Amy Motlagh

    Stanford University Press 2011; US$ 55.00

    Burying the Beloved traces the relationship between the law and literature in Iran to reveal the profound ambiguities at the heart of Iranian ideas of modernity regarding women's rights and social status. The book reveals how novels mediate legal reforms and examines how authors have used realism to challenge and re-imagine notions of "the real."... 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...

  • The Epic of the Kings (RLE Iran B)by Ferdowsi

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 195.00

    ?Among the many national poets of historical Persia, Ferdowsi is perhaps the greatest...In this superb translation of the epic, the Western reader would not fail to discern clear equivalents of chapters in Genesis, The Odyssey, Paradise Lost or the Canterbury Tales.? Islamic Review The Shah-nama is the national epic poem of Persia. Written in the... more...

  • Fifty Poems of Attarby Farid al-Din Attar; Kenneth Avery; Ali Alizadeh

    re.press 2007; US$ 20.00

    The 13th century Sufi poet Farid al-Din Attar is renowned as an author of short lyrics written in the Persian language. Dealing with themes of love, passion and mysticism, this book presents the English versions of Attar's poetry. It also offers an analysis of Attar's poetic language and thought. more...