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  • The Wine of Wisdomby Mehdi Aminrazavi

    Oneworld Publications 2013; US$ 24.99

    Representative of the exotic and erotic east, enemy of Christianity, prophet of hedonism, champion of free thinkers, Omar Khayyam and his Ruba?iyyat have been the stuff of legend for centuries. Nourished by an admiration of Khayyam that has been with him since childhood, Aminrazavi?s comprehensive new biography reintroduces the figure of Khayyam,... more...

  • The Philosophy of Ecstasyby Leonard Lewisohn

    World Wisdom 2015; US$ 9.99

    Jalal al-Din Rumi (1207-73), founder of the Mevlevi Sufi order of ?Whirling Dervishes,? is the best-selling poet in America today. The wide-ranging appeal of his work is such that UNESCO declared 2007 to be ?International Rumi Year.? However, his writings represent much more than love poetry. Rumi was one of the preeminent thinkers of Sufism, the... more...

  • Persian Language, Literature and Cultureby Kamran Talattof

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    Critical approaches to the study of topics related to Persian literature and Iranian culture have evolved in recent decades. The essays included in this volume collectively demonstrate the most recent creative approaches to the study of the Persian language, literature, and culture, and the way these methodologies have progressed academic debate.... more...

  • The Islamic Dramaby Jamshid Malekpour

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 63.95

    Described by the distinguished theatre director Peter Brook as 'a very powerful form of theatre', the Ta'ziyeh is the Islamic drama of Iran. This work examines the evolution of the Ta'ziyeh, which involved elements drawn from Zoroastrianaism, Mithraism, mythology, folklore and traditional forms of Iranian entertainment. In its final form, most of its... more...

  • The Masnavi, Book Twoby Jalal al-Din Rumi; Jawid Mojaddedi

    OUP Oxford 2007; US$ 10.99 US$ 9.45

    Book Two of Rumi's Masnavi is concerned with the challenges facing the follower of Sufi enlightenment. It interweaves stories and homilies in order to instruct followers of Rumi, the great thirteenth-century Muslim mystic. Jawid Mojaddedi's sparkling new verse translation follows his prize-winning edition of Book One. more...

  • Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyámby Edward FitzGerald; Daniel Karlin

    OUP Oxford 2010; US$ 6.99 US$ 6.01

    Edward FitzGerald's version of the Rubáiyát of the medieval Persian poet and philosopher Omar Khayyám 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 'human death and fate'. more...

  • R?m? and the Hermeneutics of Eroticismby Mahdi Tourage

    BRILL 2007; US$ 125.00

    This is the first systematic examination of the esoteric significance of the bawdy tales and explicit sexual passages present in R?m?'s (d. 1273) "Mathnaw?," a masterpiece of medieval Perso-Islamic mystical literature and theosophic teachings. Using the relevant features of postmodern theories as strategic conceptual tools, and drawing... more...

  • Unveiling the Garden of Loveby Lalita Sinha

    World Wisdom 2008; US$ 9.99

    Discover the common ground shared between Islamic Sufism and Hindu Bhaktism through their literary expressions. This book examines two classic love poems?The Story of Layla Majnun (written by Nezami in the Sufi tradition) and Gita Govinda (written by Jayadeva in the Hindu tradition)?and finds common experiences of love shared between these seemingly... more...

  • Forugh Farrokhzad, Poet of Modern Iranby Dominic Parviz Brookshaw; Nasrin Rahimieh

    I.B.Tauris 2010; US$ 14.95

    The pioneering Iranian poet and filmmaker Forugh Farrokhzad was an iconic figure in her own day and has come to represent the spirit of revolt against patriarchal and cultural norms in 1960s Iran. Four decades after her tragic death at the age of 32, Forugh Farrokhzad, Poet of Modern Iran brings her ground-breaking work into new focus. _x000D_During... more...

  • In Search of Omar Khayyam (RLE Iran B)by Ali Dashti

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 155.00

    Khayyam has been the subject of speculation on the part of literary critics ever since Edward Fitzgerald published his own version of the Rubaiyat in 1859. This edition represented the first opportunity to study in English the work of Khayyam by a Persian scholar. There is no conclusive evidence to prove which of the many quatrains attributed to... more...