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King of the Benighted

King of the Benighted (Kindle/iPad Version)

“A thoroughly contemporary work, a lament for a lost utopia and an elliptical and bleakly horrific account of incarceration and torture in the Iran of the Mullahs.” – Times Literary Supplement. [read more>>]

Daneshvar’s Playhouse: A Collection of Stories

Daneshvar’s Playhouse: A Collection of Stories

“In five intriguing stories, the formal detachment of Daneshvar’s prose reinforces her subtle revelation of repressive features in Iranian society. The author, one of the few wellknown women writers in Iran, is a feminist opposed to both political tyranny and religious fanaticism, themes obliquely indicated here. [read more>>]

The Art of Persian Music: Includes a Lesson from Master Dariush Safvat

The Art of Persian Music: Includes a Lesson from Master Dariush Safvat

“An innovative introduction to the music and culture of Iran. . . . Important terms, instruments, repertories, and personalities are cataloged and thoroughly explained, making it accessible to anyone. [read more>>]

Diary of a Tree

Diary of a Tree

Diary of a Tree is a poem in two books from the point of view of a tree. Born in Tehran, Iran in 1944, Goli Khalatbary followed her father through his diplomatic postings as a girl. She saw many countries, many towns, and many landscapes, but could not have childhood friends. [read more>>]

Sutra & Other Stories

Sutra & Other Stories

“A veritable tour de force fusion of actuality, fantasy, and mystical transport. . . . Reveals Daneshvar at her most gifted, as an innovative writer of the highest order in the long history of Persian literature.” – Int’l Journal of Middle Eastern Studies. [read more>>]