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Attar The conference of birds 12th century Persian Sufi masterpiece, "The conference of the birds" is an epic allegory of the seeker's journey to God. When all the birds of the world convene and determine that they lack a king, one bird stands forth and offers to lead them to a great and mighty monarch. Initially excited, each bird falters in turn, whereupon their leader admonishes them with well-targeted parables.
Persian/Farsi: Fiction. Published 1984. Price: £26.95
Beckett, Samuel Waiting for Godot Persian translation.
Persian/Farsi: Fiction. Price: £19.50
Boyne, John The Boy in the Striped Pajamas Nine-year-old Bruno does not understand who the sad people in striped pyjamas are who live on the other side of the fence near his house. The grown-ups won't explain so Bruno decides to explore this place alone. What he discovers is a new friend...
Persian/Farsi: Fiction. Price: £27.50
Bronte, Emily Wuthering Heights Persian translation
Persian/Farsi: Fiction. Price: £36.99
Daneshvar, Simin Savushun: ……………. Set during the World War II Allied occupation of Iran, the story is seen through the eyes of a young wife and mother who copes with her idealistic husband while struggling with her desire for traditional family life and an individual identity.
Persian/Farsi: Fiction. Price: £34.99
Fazl, Abu'l The History of Akbar A biography of the Moghul emperor Akbar (r.1556-1605) that includes details of his political and martial feats and cultural achievements and a chronicle of sixteenth-century India. Written bilingually in English and Persian Naskh script.
Persian/Farsi: Fiction. Published 2016. Click on entry for price details.
Ferdowsi, Abolqasem The Shahnameh (Persian Book of Kings) Two volume luxury edition of the epic poem which tells the story of pre-Islamic Iran, beginning in the mythic time of Creation and continuing forward to the Arab invasion in the seventh century.
Persian/Farsi: Fiction. Price: £87.50
Hamayoon, Dariush Yesteray and Tomorrow Three essays on revolutionary Iran by famous political analyst and opposition leader Dariush Hamayoon.
Persian/Farsi: Fiction. Published 1981. Price: £9.99
Hedayat, Sadegh The Blind Owl Considered the most important work of modern Iranian literature, The Blind Owl is a haunting tale of loss and spiritual degradation. A young man is in despair after losing a mysterious lover and gradually drifts into frenzy and madness.
Persian/Farsi: Fiction. Price: £19.99
Hedayat, Sadegh Three Drops of Blood A classic collection of short stories which, though set in a distinctive milieu, deal with universal truths and cut to the very essence of humanity.They depict a world of revelation, uncanny similarity, grotesquery and insanity.
Persian/Farsi: Fiction. Price: £19.99
Hosseini, Khaled The Kite Runner Afghanistan, 1975: Twelve-year-old Amir is desperate to win the local kite-fighting tournament and his loyal friend Hassan promises to help him. Neither of the boys can foresee that what will happen on that afternoon will change their lives forever.
Persian/Farsi: Fiction. Price: £35.99
Hosseini, Khaled A Thousand Splendid Suns A story of two courageous Afghan women spanning twenty years. When the Taliban take over, life becomes a desperate struggle against starvation, brutality and fear. Yet love can move a person to act in unexpected ways…
Persian/Farsi: Fiction. Price: £40.50
Kermani, Houshang Pomegranate Smile The Pomegranate Smile contains the most charming and humorous stories written by Hoshand Moradi Kermani for young adult readers. It was unanimously named as his most important short story collection by several prominent Iranian literary magazines.
Persian/Farsi: Fiction. Price: £29.99
Marofi, Abbas Symphony of the Dead A contemporary Cain and Abel story set in Northern Iran in the aftermath of the Second World War. When Urhan sets out to find his brother in a snowstorm the entire complex history of the family is revealed in four symphony-like movements.
Persian/Farsi: Fiction. Published 2007. Price: £28.50
Marofi, Abbass Symphony of the Dead A contemporary version of the Cain and Abel story set in northern Iran in the aftermath of the Second World War. When Urhan sets out to find his brother in a snowstorm, the entire history of his family is revealed in four symphony-like movements.
Persian/Farsi: Fiction. Price: £31.99
Mastoor, Mostafa Kiss the Lovely Face of God Yunes, a doctoral student, is desperately trying to finish his dissertation on the possible "sociological causes" of the suicide of a physics professor, a subject which he finds begins to mirror his own life and spiritual struggle…
Persian/Farsi: Fiction. Published 2001. Price: £25.95
Nizami The story of Layla and Majnun: Laili and Majnoon This is one of the best-known legends of the Orient, both a touching love story and a profound spiritual allegory. The Persian poet Nizami collected a number of folk versions and shaped them into a single narrative poem of some 4000 stanzas near the end of the twelfth century.
Persian/Farsi: Fiction. Published 1997. Click on entry for price details.
Pezeshkzad, I. My uncle Napoleon First published in Iran in the 1970s and adapted into a hugely succesful television series, this beloved novel is a timeless and universal satire of first love and family intrigue.
Persian/Farsi: Fiction. Price: £12.99
Rowling, J.K. Career of Evil When a mysterious package is delivered to Robin Ellacott, she and her boss private detective Cormoran Strike are plunged into the dark and twisted worlds of three elusive and dangerous men from Strike's past.
Persian/Farsi: Fiction. Price: £44.99
Rowling, J.K. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Persian translation of the play.
Persian/Farsi: Fiction. Price: £33.99
Rumi The Masnavi Rumi's Masnavi is widely recognized as the greatest Sufi poem ever written, and has been called 'the Koran in Persian'. The thirteenth-century Muslim mystic Rumi composed his work for the benefit of his disciples in the Sufi order named after him, better known as the whirling dervishes. In order to convey his message of divine love and unity he threaded together entertaining stories and penetrating homilies.
Persian/Farsi: Fiction. Published 2004. Click on entry for price details.
Saint-Exupery, Antoine de The Little Prince Persian/Englsih bilingual edition.
Persian/Farsi: Fiction. Price: £18.50
Shakespeare, William Hamlet Persian translation of Shakespeare's play
Persian/Farsi: Fiction. Price: £18.95
Various 365 Days with Rumi Excerpts of Rumi's poetry and wisdom for every day of the year. With introductions and commentaries by Hossin Elahi Ghomsei.
Persian/Farsi: Fiction. Price: £45.50
Yalfani, M. Far from home
Persian/Farsi: Fiction. Published 1998. Price: £12.99