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Tales of Two Cities: A Persian Memoir

Tales of Two Cities: A Persian Memoir

“An exceptional, emotionally blooded memoir. . . . That this [memoir] turns out to be a breathtaking example of the quiet, selfless gorgeousness of the memorist’s art is the reader’s good fortune. Milani offers classically ordered writing about character, place, and time. . . . The entire memoir is infused with the perversity, nightmarishness, and occasional strange sweetness of growing up amid religious rule and ritual.[read more>>]

The Persian Garden: Echoes of Paradise

The Persian Garden: Echoes of Paradise

“The authors put the rather (to Western eyes) rectilinear gardens into context of surrounding landscape, buildings and the crucial subtle interactions of the shade, scent and color of plants and the all-important sound and sight of water.”- – Publisher’s Weekly[read more>>]

Garden of the Brave in War: Recollections of Iran

Garden of the Brave in War: Recollections of Iran

“Explains more about the cultural context in which we must understand Iran than any other modern writer.”- – New York Times[read more>>]

Crowning Anguish: Memoirs of a Persian Princess from the Harem to Modernity 1884-1914

Crowning Anguish: Memoirs of a Persian Princess from the Harem to Modernity 1884-1914

“A Thousand and One Nights meets Raise the Red Lantern in this tale of growing up among royal wives and concubines in what is now Iran . . . .[read more>>]

Inside Iran: Women’s Lives

“Howard places in context the history and politics of gender in Iran, making this volume accessible to a popular audience.” – Library Journal, July 2002 .[read more>>]

The Films of Makhmalbaf: Cinema, Politics & Culture in Iran

The Films of Makhmalbaf: Cinema, Politics & Culture in Iran

“A landmark study of a seminal Iranian filmmaker…Makhmalbaf will for a long time define the way social history of contemporary Iranian cinema ought to be written.”[read more>>]

Masters & Masterpieces of Iranian Cinema

Masters & Masterpieces of Iranian Cinema

“…Dabashi brilliantly weaves together Iranian cinema, literature, history, philosophy, and politics in a national and global setting…” – Ramin Bahrani, filmmaker, director of Man Push Cart.[read more>>]

My Favorite Films

My Favorite Films

“Ghani is unique: a scholar and film obsessive of vast erudition who owes no favors to man or studio.[read more>>]