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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • General Introduction to Persian Literatureby J.T.P. de Bruijin

    I.B.Tauris 2008; US$ 110.00

    Persian literature is the jewel in the crown of Persian culture. It has profoundly influenced the literatures of Ottoman Turkey, Muslim India and Turkic Central Asia and been a source of inspiration for Goethe, Emerson, Matthew Arnold and Jorge Luis Borges among others. Yet Persian literature has never received the attention it truly deserves. A... more...

  • The Islamic Dramaby Jamshid Malekpour

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 63.95

    This work examines the evolution of the Ta'ziyeh, which involved elements drawn from Zoroastrianaism, Mithraism, mythology, folklore and traditional forms of Iranian entertainment. more...

  • Rumiby Jonathan Star

    Penguin Group US 2008; US$ 10.00

    Landmark translations of the Sufi poet/mystic Rumi from the acclaimed interpreter of the Tao Te Ching . Jonathan Star has assembled selections of Rumi?s verse in a treasury that spans the poet?s life and includes his most celebrated and poignant work. It is an enchanting volume of classic Eastern thought that creates an exhilarating experience... more...

  • The Masnaviby Jalal al-Din Rumi; Jawid Mojaddedi

    Oxford University Press, UK 2007; US$ 8.99

    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. - ;'You don't... more...

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

    Oxford University Press, UK 2004; US$ 8.99

    Rumi's Masnavi is widely recognized as the greatest Sufi poem ever written, and is sometimes called 'the Koran in Persian'. The thirteenth-century Muslim mystic Rumi composed his work for the benefit of his disciples in the Sufi order named after him, better known as the whirling dervishes .In order to convey his message of divine love... more...

  • The Subject Tonight Is Loveby Hafiz; Daniel Ladinsky

    Penguin Group US 2003; US$ 14.00

    To Persians, the fourteenth-century poems of Hafiz are not classical literature from a remote past, but cherished love, wisdom, and humor from a dear and intimate friend. Perhaps, more than any other Persian poet, it is Hafiz who most fully accesses the mystical, healing dimensions of poetry. Daniel Ladinsky has made it his life's work to create modern,... more...

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

    I.B.Tauris 2010; US$ 36.00

    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...

  • Make A Shield From Wisdomby Schimmel

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 280.00

    The work of the Persian author in both its philosophical and poetical aspects has been known in the West for more than a century, but until now a full evaluation of Nasir-i Khusraw's poetry - his Divan - has not been attempted. This volume is intended as a step toward a better understanding of the poet's thought. In it, the noted Islamic scholar Annemarie... more...