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  • 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...

  • Sadeq Hedayatby Homa Katouzian

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95

    Featuring contributions from leading scholars of Iranian studies and / or comparative literature, this edited comprehensive and critical edited collection provides detailed scholarly analysis of Hedayat's life and work using a variety of methodological and conceptual approaches. Hedayat is the author of The Blind Owl , the most famous Persian novel... more...

  • Modern Persian Literature in Afghanistanby Wali Ahmadi

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 48.95

    With the unleashing of the "War on Terror" in the aftermath of 9/11, Afghanistan has become prominent in the news. However, we need to appreciate that no substantive understanding of contemporary history, politics and society of this country can be achieved without a thorough analysis of the Afghan encounter with cultural and literary modernity 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...

  • Mystical Poems of Rumiby Jalal al-Din Rumi; A. J. Arberry; Ehsan Yarshater; Franklin D. Lewis; Hasan Javadi

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 18.00

    My verse resembles the bread of Egypt—night passes over it, and you cannot eat it any more. Devour it the moment it is fresh, before the dust settles upon it. Its place is the warm climate of the heart; in this world it dies of cold. Like a fish it quivered for an instant on dry land, another moment and you see it is cold. Even if you eat it... more...

  • Rumiby Cihan Okuyucu

    Tughra Books 2007; US$ 6.99

    An authoritative but accessible introduction to this important 13th-century historian and mystic poet Rumi, this work concentrates on the social and cultural environment in which he lived and produced his influential works. The book describes the war-torn lives of the people in Asia Minor at the time and states that few figures in history have made... more...

  • The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam - Edward FitzGeraldby Harold Bloom; Janyce Marson

    Infobase Publishing 2003; US$ 54.00

    - Presents the most important 20th century criticism on major works from The Odyssey through modern literature. - The critical essays reflect a variety of schools of criticism. - Contains critical biographies, notes on the contributing critics, a chronology of the author's life, and an index. - Introductory essay by Harold Bloom 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...