Books in category Poetry – Middle Eastern

  • Between Night and Morn

    Between Night and Morn
    Kahlil Gibran

    In this volume of early writings, Gibran’s simple yet lyrical style crosses from prose to poetry and yields insight into his dedication and inner vision of beauty, including the tale of a strange hermit in “The Tempest,” the discovery …

  • The Epic of Gilgamesh Old Babylonian and Standard versions Illustrated

    The Epic of Gilgamesh – Old Babylonian and Standard versions (Illustrated)
    R. Campbell Thompson, Delphi Classics

  • A Millennium of Classical Persian Poetry

    A Millennium of Classical Persian Poetry
    Wheeler McIntosh Thackston

    The Persian metrical system and poetic forms are explained, and selections are given from the works of all major poets, from Rudaki in the tenth century to Bahar in the twentieth, with annotations of difficult grammatical constructions and …

  • The Shahnama of Shah Tahmasp

    The Shahnama of Shah Tahmasp
    Sheila Canby

    "The publication of this book commemorates the one thousandth anniversary of the completion of the Shahnama, the Persian national epic, which was written down in more than 50,000 couplets by the poet Firdausi.

  • The Poetry of Iranian Women

    The Poetry of Iranian Women
    Sheema Kalbasi, Deisi Di Nardi

    The Poetry of Iranian Women is full of passionate and vital poems that speak of universal themes with grace, craft, sensual imagery, and sociopolitical angst.

  • The Nightingales are Drunk

    The Nightingales are Drunk

    Here are stories lyrical and savage; poems epic and intimate; essays satirical and inspirational; and ideas that have shaped the lives of millions. Rumi (1207-73). Rumi's Selected Poems is available in Penguin Classics.

  • Mystical Poems of Rumi

    Mystical Poems of Rumi
    Jalal al-Din Rumi

    This volume includes four hundred poems selected by renowned Rumi scholar A. J. Arberry, who provides here one of the most comprehensive and adept English translations of this enigmatic genius.

  • The Rub iy t of Omar Khayy m

    The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám
    Edward FitzGerald

    One of the best-known, most often-quoted English classics. Edward FitzGerald's free translation of skeptical, hedonistic verse attributed to Omar Khayyám (1048–1122), Persian mathematician, astronomer and philosopher.

  • الياطر الحزين : شعر
    دارين حوماني

    لم أشعر وأنا أقرأ قصائد دارين حوماني "أن السمع عنها منصرف ولا القلب عنها لاهٍ". وجدتني في قصائدها مشدوداً إلى قراءة القصيدة تلو …

  • The Drowned Book

    The Drowned Book
    Coleman Barks, John Moyne

    His voice comes through the delightful, passionate craft of Coleman Barks, who transforms the Persian translations of John Moyne into fresh spiritual literature.

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