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Author : Manoucher Parvin
ISBN : 9781504024792
Genre : Fiction
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A most unusual novel is Manoucher Parvin’s Dardedel: Rumi, Hafez, and Lovein New York. For starters, it’s written in free verse. For another, it contrasts the world of thirteenth and fourteenth century Persia with that of present day New York, by bringing back to life the famed Persian poets Rumi and Hafez, who reincarnate themselves to help a suicidal Persian-American professor. It provides a double love story (is not Hafez still considered today to be one of the ablest poets of love?) and also touches on the nature of things (which is one of the reasons Rumi is still widely read throughout the world).

Contemporary Sufism

Author : Meena Sharify-Funk
ISBN : 9781134879991
Genre : Religion
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What is Sufism? Contemporary views vary tremendously, even among Sufis themselves. Contemporary Sufism: Piety, Politics, and Popular Culture brings to light the religious frameworks that shape the views of Sufism’s friends, adversaries, admirers, and detractors and, in the process, helps readers better understand the diversity of contemporary Sufism, the pressures and cultural openings to which it responds, and the many divergent opinions about contemporary Sufism’s relationship to Islam. The three main themes: piety, politics, and popular culture are explored in relation to the Islamic and Western contexts that shape them, as well as to the historical conditions that frame contemporary debates. This book is split into three parts: • Sufism and anti-Sufism in contemporary contexts; • Contemporary Sufism in the West: Poetic influences and popular manifestations; • Gendering Sufism: Tradition and transformation. This book will fascinate anyone interested in the challenges of contemporary Sufism as well as its relationship to Islam, gender, and the West. It offers an ideal starting point from which undergraduate and postgraduate students, teachers and lecturers can explore Sufism today.

Transnational Narratives In Englishes Of Exile

Author : Catalina Florina Florescu
ISBN : 9781498539463
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Monolingual, monolithic English is an issue of the past. In this collection, by using cinema, poetry, art, and novels we demonstrate that English has become the heteroglossic language of immigration – Englishes of exile. By appropriating its plural form we pay respect to all those who have been improving standard English, thus proving that one may be born in a language as well as give birth to a language or add to it one’s own version. The story of the immigrant, refugee, exile, expatriate is everybody’s story, and without migration, we could not evolve our human race.

The Literature Of The Iranian Diaspora

Author : Sanaz Fotouhi
ISBN : 9781780767284
Genre : English literature
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The 1979 Revolution in Iran caused the migration of millions of Iranians, many of whom wrote of, and are still writing of, their experiences. Sanaz Fotouhi here traces the origins of the emerging body of diasporic Iranian literature in English, and uses these origins to examine the socio-political position and historical context from which they emerged. While situating this body of work through existing theories such as postcolonialism, Fatouhi sheds new light on the role of Iranian literature and culture in Western literature by showing that these writings distinctively reflect a diasporic experience unique to Iranians. Analysing the relationship between Iranians and their new surroundings by drawing on theories of migration, narration and identity, Fotouhi examines how the literature borne out of the Iranian Diaspora reflects socio-political realities today. The first of its kind, this book will be vital for researchers of Middle Eastern literature and its relationship with writings from the West, as well as those interested in the cultural history of the Middle East.

Sofia Coppola

Author : Fiona Handyside
ISBN : 9781786721600
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Sofia Coppola is widely regarded as one of the most astute, provocative and visionary directors in the contemporary film industry. She has received numerous accolades including an Academy Award and two Golden Globes, and in 2004 became the first ever American woman to be nominated for a Best Director Oscar. From The Virgin Suicides to The Bling Ring, her work carves out new spaces for the expression of female subjectivity that embraces rather than rejects femininity. Fiona Handyside here considers the careful counter-balance of vulnerability with the possibilities and pleasures of being female in Coppola’s films – albeit for the white and the privileged – through their recurrent themes of girlhood, fame, power, sex and celebrity. Chapters reveal a post-feminist aesthetic that offers sustained, intimate engagements with female characters. These characters inhabit luminous worlds of girlish adornments, light and sparkle and yet find homes in unexpected places from hotels to swimming pools, palaces to strip clubs: resisting stereotypes and the ordinary. In this original study, Handyside brings critical attention to a rare female auteur and in so doing contributes to important analyses of post-feminism, authorship in film, and the growing field of girlhood studies.


Author : Manoucher Parvin
ISBN : 1579620825
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
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Professor Pirooz, a Iranian-American who is despairing of his life and the state of today's world, flies from New York to Phoenix, wanders into the desert at night, and hopes to die. As he pours his heart out to nobody, two cactus plants engage him in conversation. They are the reincarnations of the great Persian poets Hafez and Rumi. They not only try to dissuade him from his plan, but urge him to return to New York, where they appear again to offer their support: Hafez as a 30-something taxi driver and Rumi in a variety of forms. Along the way we learn a great deal about both historical and contemporary Persia (Iran) and about love, as Hafez falls in love with a precocious 14-year-old he takes on as a fare. This playful and illuminating novel-in-verse not only brings these two great Persian poets to life, but also serves as a wonderful introduction to their work. Manoucher Parvin's imaginative love story--part contemporary fairy-tale, part mythology--not only touches the heart, but critically reflects contemporary mores, morals, philosophy, and society.


Author : Manoucher Parvin
ISBN : 9781588140470
Genre : Fiction
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Fiction. Manoucher Parvin's fourth novel ALETHOPHOBIA circulates around Professor Pirooz, a native Iranian teaching on a calm American campus. Pirooz is witness to many odd turns and unsavory findings within the university setting. Parvin, who is described as a polymath, treats ALETHOPHOBIA as a project that he afforded himself after having taught at a number of American educational institutions including Columbia, Fordham and Emory University. Previous novels by Parvin, such as CRY FOR MY REVOLUTION, IRAN; and AVICENNA AND I have received acclaim for his social consciousness and sensitivity to political concern.

Cry For My Revolution Iran

Author : Manoucher Parvin
ISBN : 9781588140364
Genre : Fiction
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Fiction. Middle-Eastern Studies. "CRY FOR MY REVOLUTION, IRAN is a big book, written with a sense of wholeness and totality. It's big in size; it's big in scope of the events it narrates; and it's big in its ambition. It contains within it an education of its own in politics, economics, social science, religion and history"--CIRA Newsletter. "Manoucher Parvin's novel is a relentlessly absorbing story of two young lovers enmeshed in the political upheavals of today's Iran"--Leo Hamalian.

Out Of The Gray

Author : Manoucher Parvin
ISBN : 1588140792
Genre : Fiction
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Out of the Gray is the unusual story of love between a gorgeous neuroscientist and a social scientist who feverishly tries to master neuroscience before he loses his mind to an early dementia. The novel explores the mind, consciousness, conscience, memory, biochemistry of love, and happiness, sexuality in all its manifestations in nature, mental illness, and the relationship between the artificial and biological consciousness. The origin of God in human mind is explored to the delight of believers and none-believers alike. The wit embedded in exhilarations, the anxieties and the gloom of characters will induce even a reader with a heart of stone, to laugh and/or to shed tears. Juices of life will flow Out of the Gray and ferment into a cosmic cocktail.

Iran At The Crossroads

Author : John L. Esposito
ISBN : 0312238169
Genre : Political Science
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At the dawn of the 21st century, we are witnessing the redefining and reforming of the Islamic Republic, a struggle between the President Khatami's reformist agenda and more militant conservative forces led by Ayatollah Khomeini, Iran's Supreme Religious Guide. The Islamic Republic of Iran at 20 is a place of new promises and aspirations whose political, economic, and socioeconomic struggles have significance not only for Iranians but also for Iran's relations with the international community. Iran at the Crossroads provides an intimate view of Iran, domestically and internationally, and the current struggle to reconstruct and thus relegitimate the revolution. This volume includes essays by American, European, and Iranian scholars writing on the extraordinary changing situation in Iran today.

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