Books by Cyrus Ghani

My Favorite Films

“Ghani is unique: a scholar and film obsessive of vast erudition who owes no favors to man or studio. Who else, writing of Hollywood, can offer such pure wine.”
— John le Carré, Author The Spy Who Came in From the Cold

Shakespeare, Persia, and the East

“The fruit of a lifetime’s devotion to English and Persian literature – learned, lucid, and full of unexpected insights into the Elizabethans’ fascination with the brave new world of the orient and its impact on Shakespeare’s unique imagination.” – Al Alvarez.

Iran and the West: A Critical Bibliography, 1500-1987, Volume 1

“… Future historians will find in it more of value about the ways of the Shah and those around him during the critical months of the Revolution than in any other book so far written by an Iranian…Dr. Ghani includes intriguing tit-bits of information in some of his commentaries. . . In short, this is a very useful contribution to Persian studies.” – Denis Wright, Asian Affairs, October, 1987.