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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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • I Heard God Laughingby Hafiz; Daniel Ladinsky

    Penguin Group US 2006; US$ 15.00

    From the renowned translator of The Gift , a rich collection that brings the great Sufi poet to Western readers To Persians , the poems of Hafiz are not "classical literature" from a remote past but cherished wisdom from a dear and intimate friend that continue to be quoted in daily life. With uncanny insight, Hafiz captures the many forms and... more...

  • Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyámby Edward FitzGerald

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 8.99

    Edward FitzGerald's version of the Rub--aacute--;iy--aacute--;t of the medieval Persian poet and philosopher Omar Khayy--aacute--;m 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... 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...

  • The Glanceby Jalaloddin Rumi; Coleman Barks; Nevit Ergin

    Penguin Group US 2001; US$ 15.00

    In 1244, the brilliant poet Rumi and the wandering dervish Shams of Tabriz met and immediately fell into a deep spiritual connection. The Glance taps a major, yet little explored theme in Rumi's poetry-the mystical experience that occurs in the meeting of the eyes of the lover and the beloved, parent and child, friend and soul mate. Coleman Barks's... more...