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Coming Down Again By Joobin Bekhrad
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One seemingly endless summer in Tehran, Asha, a brokenhearted schoolboy on sleepy Cypress Lane, finds himself with nothing to do. Nothing, that is, except daydream about escaping to London to become... More > a rock and roll star, wait for Keith Richards and the Stones to come on the television, let his imagination run amok in his mum’s closet, and pine away in vain for Arezu, the pretty girl upstairs who’s hit it off with a classmate of his. Down and out in the manic, bustling Iranian capital, Asha only finds solace in Ghermezi, his battered cherry-red guitar, the pin-ups on his bedroom wall, and his dreams. Though he longs to leave Tehran, in which he sees no place or future for himself, he also holds in his heart a special love and affection for the only city he’s ever known.< Less
Down the Twilit Hill By Joobin Bekhrad
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A collection of ethereal poems of dreams, reality, and Joobin Bekhrad’s oft-bittersweet experiences of the marriage of the two.
The Quatrains of Omar Khayyam By Joobin Bekhrad
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The impact the medieval Persian polymath Omar Khayyam has had on civilisation is perhaps best reflected in the reverence held for his groundbreaking mathematical findings and celebrated Robaiyat... More > (Quatrains), not only in his native Iran, but also all corners of the world. Exhorting readers to seize the moment and enjoy the pleasures of life, as well as warning them about the ephemerality and infidelity of the world, Khayyam’s philosophies are just as relevant today, if not more than during the turbulent times in which he lived. Providing neither a loose interpretation nor word-for-word translation of Khayyam’s poetry, Bekhrad has striven to preserve the poetic qualities and spirit of the original Persian quatrains and provide as accurate a translation as possible of each and every stanza. The present volume contains the original Persian poems as selected and categorised by the late Sadegh Hedayat, in addition to an introduction by Dr Sayed Hassan Amin.< Less
Lovers of Light By Joobin Bekhrad
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In this volume of cryptic poems steeped in ancient Iranian religion, symbolism, and imagery, award-winning writer Joobin Bekhrad tells a tale of lovers devoted to the ancient Iranian deity Mithras.
Elsewhere By Joobin Bekhrad
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In this lush collection of personal poems, Bekhrad tells of the dreams, desires, and visions of a spirit perpetually out of place.
With My Head in the Clouds and Stars in My Eyes By Joobin Bekhrad
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Bringing together an assortment of stories revolving around Iranian culture, With My Head in the Clouds and Stars in My Eyes tells at once the story of Bekhrad’s beloved homeland as well as... More > that of himself. Set in various places and dealing with a medley of subjects – from boozy debauchery and rock and roll to contemporary Iranian art and the mountains of Tehran – the stories provide a view of Iran as seen through the starry eyes of a romantic.< Less
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Turncoats of Paradise By Joobin Bekhrad
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A little book of loss and longing penned in the depths of winter and wine.

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