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

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 170.00

    ?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...

  • The Persian Language (RLE Iran B)by Reuben Levy

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 110.00

    This book describes the structure of modern Persia, showing the methods by which it conveys meaning in sentences and connected passages and illustrating its special characteristics. As an introduction there is a brief account of Persia, its inhabitants, their occupations and beliefs; some attempt is made also to show how the language has been modified... more...

  • Javid-Nama (RLE Iran B)by Muhammad Iqbal

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 110.00

    The Javid-nama, commonly acknowledged as his greatest work, develops this theme within the frame-work of the ?Ascension? story. In imitation of the Prophet of Islam, the poet soars through the spheres, encountering on his heavenly journey many great figures of history with whom he converses. The resemblance to Dante?s Divine Comedy is obvious. more...

  • The Soul of Rumiby Coleman Barks

    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...

  • The Oasis of Nowby Sohrab Sepehri; Kazim Ali; Mohammad Jafar Mahallati

    BOA Editions Ltd. 2013; US$ 9.99

    First US publication of one of Iran's most important contemporary poets. This bilingual edition includes an essay/introduction by Kazim Ali. more...

  • The Shahnama of Firdausiby Arthur George Warner; Edmond Warner

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 44.95

    First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. 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...

  • Modern Persian Literature in Afghanistanby Wali Ahmadi

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 44.95

    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...

  • 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...

  • Metaphor and Imagery in Persian Poetryby Ali Asghar Seyed-Gohrab

    BRILL 2011; US$ 151.00

    This volume contains ten chapters on Persian metaphors, tropes, rhetorical figures, and poetic forms and genres, by some of the world's foremost scholars in the field of classical Persian poetry. more...