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A Nightingale's Lament
by A. Margaret Arent Madelung, Heshmat Moayyad (1927-2018)
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Parvin E'tesami may be called the greatest Iranian poetess in classical style. She witnessed Iran's social, economic, and educational changes which followed the termination of the Qajar dynasty and the beginning of the reign of Reza Shah, the first Pahlavi....

$25.00
Bright Diversities of Day
Essays on Persian Literature and Culture in Honor of M. R. Ghanoonparvar
by Faridoun Farrokh
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Affectionately known as Moh among colleagues and friends, Mohammad Reza Ghanoonpoarvar has been a prominent figure in the field of Persian language and literature for the past thirty years. He is credited with pioneering work in the interpretation and...

$35.00
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This work, a collection of seven essays, centers on classical Persian poetics, primarily the epic art of Ferdowsi's Shâhnâma. It combines traditional literary approaches with new comparative methods, especially those developed by Albert B. Lord in his...

$19.95
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This unusual work is comprised of dialogues between Emperor Nur al-Din Jahangir, ruler of the Mughal Empire of India from 1605-1627, and "Mutribi" al-Asamm Samarqandi, an elderly visitor from Samarqand, the fabled Central Asian city which had been the capital...

$7.00
Conversation with Modern Persian Poets
With Alireza Anushiravani. Includes an audio CD.
by Girdhari Tikku
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In 1965 Prof. Girdhari Tikku arranged for a meeting of some of the best poets of the time and led them into a conversation about their work. A Conversation with Modern Persian Poets presents the transcription and translation of two afternoons of taped...

$27.00
Critical Encounters
Essays on Persian Literature and Culture in Honor of Peter J. Chelkowski
by M. R. Ghanoonparvar, Mohammad Mehdi Khorrami
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As his students attest, every session in Professor Peter J. Chelkowski's classes is a memorable event. This has consistently been the case throughout his long, distinguished career. He is often described by his students as a superb teacher who has mastery...

$16.00
Daredevils of Sasun: Poetics of an Epic
Translated with an Introduction by S. Peter Cowe
by Azat Yeghiazaryan
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Passed down by word of mouth through the magic of live performance art for a millennium and a half till its first scholarly transcriptions in the late 19th century, the Armenian epic “Daredevils of Sasun” presents a rich legacy of accumulated folk wisdom and...

$25.00
Epic of the Kings [Shahnameh]
Translated from the Persian by Reuben Levy. Introduction by Dick Davis
by Abolqasem Ferdowsi
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Ferdowsi's monumental tenth-century epic, the Shahnameh (The Epic of the Kings), is a compendium of Iranian myths, legends, and events of the ancient past. It is set within a framework of Persian traditional history from the creation to the collapse of the...

$35.00
Erotic Persian
by Paul Sprachman
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This book is a general survey of language and images that arouse sexual desire. The book begins by examining the works of the great Persian poets and prose authors who avoid direct mention of bodily functions and use imagery borrowed from nature and food when...

$65.00
Fiction of Sadeq Hedayat
by Iraj Bashiri
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This volume is the first comprehensive study of the life, learning, and the entire corpus of Hedayat's fictional writngs. It surveys previous critical literature about Hedayat and examines his collections of short stories for theme, literary technique,...

$10.00