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The Legend of Seyavash: Persian Classics Series

The Legend of Seyavash: Persian Classics Series

The Legend of Seyavash comes from the middle section of the Shahnameh, Iran’s national epic by the poet Ferdowsi (c 940–c 1020) and presents a world of warfare, military prowess, romance, guile, and fierce tribal loyalty. [read more>>]

Epic and Sedition: The Case of Ferdowsi’s Shahnameh

Epic and Sedition: The Case of Ferdowsi’s Shahnameh

“Epic and Sedition is the best book on the Shahnameh to have appeared for many years, we recommend that all those concerned with literature and culture read it.” – Dr. Amin Banani in Iran Nameh. [read more>>]

Vis & Ramin

Vis & Ramin (Kindle/iPad Version)

Vis & Ramin is one of the world’s great love stories. It was the first major Persian romance, written between 1050 and 1055 in rhyming couplets. This remarkable work has now been superbly translated into heroic couplets (the closest metrical equivalent of the Persian) by the poet and scholar Dick Davis. [read more>>]

Borrowed Ware: Medieval Persian Epigrams

Borrowed Ware: Medieval Persian Epigrams

“Dick Davis’s translation of the best of Persia’s medieval short poetry, borrowed ware, is a wonderful book, suffused with love, beautifully produced and with a comprehensive introduction to Persian courtly poetry.” – The Independent. [read more>>]

At Home, and Far from Home: Poems on Iran and Persian Culture

At Home, and Far from Home: Poems on Iran and Persian Culture

“The cultural diversity of his life is reflected in the variety of his poems–in their skillfully handled formal range, in the scope of their subject-matter and in their commitment to an ideal of civilized life shared by many cultures. Belonging is a profound and beautiful collection, which stimulates, dazzles, surprises and delights.”- The Economist. [read more>>]

Obeyd-e Zakani: Ethics of the Aristocrats and Other Satirical Works

Obeyd-e Zakani: Ethics of the Aristocrats and Other Satirical Works

Obeyd-e Zakani, who died in 1372 is among the great poets of Iran but little known in the West. This selection of his work is the first to be translated into English. Obeyd was a remarkable satirist and social critic who looked upon his world of extravagant indulgence and corruption with the censorious eyes of a Juvenal… [read more>>]

From Persia to Napa: Wine at the Persian Table

From Persia to Napa: Wine at the Persian Table

“Winner of the World’s Best Wine History Book for 2007”- Gourmand Prize [read more>>]

My Uncle Napoleon: A Comic Novel

My Uncle Napoleon: A Comic Novel (Kindle/iPad Version)

“My Uncle Napoleon should leave properly adjusted American readers desperate for more of this howlingly funny — not to mention tender, salacious and magical — Iranian import. [read more>>]

My Uncle Napoleon: A Comic Novel (Audio Book)

My Uncle Napoleon: A Comic Novel (Audio Book)

“My Uncle Napoleon should leave properly adjusted American readers desperate for more of this howlingly funny — not to mention tender, salacious and magical — Iranian import. [read more>>]

Obeyd-e Zakani: Ethics of the Aristocrats and Other Satirical Works

Ethics of the Aristocrats and Other Satirical Works (Kindle/iPad Version)

Obeyd-e Zakani, who died in 1372 is among the great poets of Iran but little known in the West. This selection of his work is the first to be translated into English. Obeyd was a remarkable satirist and social critic who looked upon his world of extravagant indulgence and corruption with the censorious eyes of a Juvenal… [read more>>]