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Mitra Farahani’s lyrical documentary explores the enigma of provocative artist Bahman Mohassess, the so-called “Persian Picasso, ” whose acclaimed paintings and sculptures dominated pre-revolutionary Iran. Irreverent and uncompromising, a gay man in a hostile world, Mohassess had a conflicted relationship with his homeland—revered by elites in the art scene and praised as a national icon, only to be censored later by an oppressive regime. Known for his iconoclastic art as well as his scathing declarations, Mohasses abandoned the country over 30 years ago for a simple, secluded life in Italy. While the new Iranian government destroyed many of his works, Mohassess himself obliterated even more-- in rage at man’s inhumanity to man, environmental destruction, and the futility of idealism. Ranging from tender to playful to haunting to grotesque, these unforgettable pieces were as mercurial as the man himself, a chain-smoking recluse with the mouth of a sailor and the soul of a poet, touched by a mischievous spark and as likely to lapse into a political rant as a burst of eccentric laughter. Determined to interview Mohassess, fine artist/filmmaker Farahani discovers him living alone in a hotel room in Rome and begins to craft the perfect final biography, in his own words and on his terms. Along the way, the inimitable spirit of the man behind the image is laid bare—both painfully sensitive and crudely comical, “condemned to paint, ” but unable to compel himself to leave anything behind as a legacy. When a pair of artist brothers and ardent fans of Mohassess commission him for an ambitious project, the elderly man is inspired with a renewed sense of purpose and returns to painting after decades of dormancy. A lasting tribute to an elusive artistic genius, Fifi Howls from Happiness affirms the power of creative freedom, the right of the artist to create and to destroy, and above all, to have no regrets.
Mitra Farahani’s lyrical documentary explores the enigma of provocative artist Bahman Mohassess, the so-called “Persian Picasso, ” whose acclaimed paintings and sculptures dominated pre-revolutionary Iran. Irreverent and uncompromising, a gay man in a hostile world, Mohassess had a conflicted relationship with his homeland—revered by elites in the art scene and praised as a national icon, only to be censored later by an oppressive regime. Known for his iconoclastic art as well as his scathing declarations, Mohasses abandoned the country over 30 years ago for a simple, secluded life in Italy. While the new Iranian government destroyed many of his works, Mohassess himself obliterated even more-- in rage at man’s inhumanity to man, environmental destruction, and the futility of idealism. Ranging from tender to playful to haunting to grotesque, these unforgettable pieces were as mercurial as the man himself, a chain-smoking recluse with the mouth of a sailor and the soul of a poet, touched by a mischievous spark and as likely to lapse into a political rant as a burst of eccentric laughter. Determined to interview Mohassess, fine artist/filmmaker Farahani discovers him living alone in a hotel room in Rome and begins to craft the perfect final biography, in his own words and on his terms. Along the way, the inimitable spirit of the man behind the image is laid bare—both painfully sensitive and crudely comical, “condemned to paint, ” but unable to compel himself to leave anything behind as a legacy. When a pair of artist brothers and ardent fans of Mohassess commission him for an ambitious project, the elderly man is inspired with a renewed sense of purpose and returns to painting after decades of dormancy. A lasting tribute to an elusive artistic genius, Fifi Howls from Happiness affirms the power of creative freedom, the right of the artist to create and to destroy, and above all, to have no regrets.

2. Final fitting [2008]

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Showcases the changing cultural styles of Iran and its clerical elite through its portrait of one master tailor and his time-honored craft.
Showcases the changing cultural styles of Iran and its clerical elite through its portrait of one master tailor and his time-honored craft.
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xxix, 614 pages : ill., maps ; 21 cm.
"Akbarn ma, " or "The History of Akbar, " by Abu l-Fazl (d. 1602), is one of the most important works of Indo-Persian history and a touchstone of prose artistry. Marking a high point in a long, rich tradition of Persian historical writing, it served as a model for historians throughout the Persianate world. The work is at once a biography of the Mughal emperor Akbar (r. 1556 1605) that includes descriptions of his political and martial feats and cultural achievements, and a chronicle of sixteenth-century India. The first volume details the birth of Akbar, his illustrious genealogy, and in particular the lives and exploits of his grandfather, Babur, and his father, Humayun, who laid the foundations of the Mughal Empire. The Persian text, presented in the Naskh script, is based on a careful reassessment of the primary sources. The Murty Classical Library of India makes available original texts and modern English translations of the masterpieces of literature and thought from across the whole spectrum of Indic languages over the past two millennia in the most authoritative and accessible formats on offer anywhere.".
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"Akbarn ma, " or "The History of Akbar, " by Abu l-Fazl (d. 1602), is one of the most important works of Indo-Persian history and a touchstone of prose artistry. Marking a high point in a long, rich tradition of Persian historical writing, it served as a model for historians throughout the Persianate world. The work is at once a biography of the Mughal emperor Akbar (r. 1556 1605) that includes descriptions of his political and martial feats and cultural achievements, and a chronicle of sixteenth-century India. The first volume details the birth of Akbar, his illustrious genealogy, and in particular the lives and exploits of his grandfather, Babur, and his father, Humayun, who laid the foundations of the Mughal Empire. The Persian text, presented in the Naskh script, is based on a careful reassessment of the primary sources. The Murty Classical Library of India makes available original texts and modern English translations of the masterpieces of literature and thought from across the whole spectrum of Indic languages over the past two millennia in the most authoritative and accessible formats on offer anywhere.".
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
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xix, 163 pages : ill. ; 23 cm
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vi, 193 pages ; 20 cm
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xiv, 487 pages ; 25 cm.
  • [1] Introduction
  • 1. The Sanskrit sources
  • A. Atreya
  • B. Susruta
  • C. Caraka
  • D. Vagbhata
  • E. Ravigupta
  • F. Madhava
  • G. Anonyma
  • 2. The Syriac sources
  • A. Sargis of Res'aina
  • B. Slemon
  • C. Gurgis bar Gabriel bar Boktyesu'
  • D. Huzaye
  • E. Iyob Urhaya
  • F. Sem'on
  • G. Yohannan bar Serapyon
  • 3. The Persian sources
  • A. Qahraman
  • B. Ibn Abi Halid al-Farisi
  • 4. Some general observations
  • Note on metrological units
  • [2] Texts and translations
  • 1. The Sanskrit sources
  • A. Atreya
  • B. Susruta
  • C. Caraka
  • D. Vagbhata
  • E. Ravigupta
  • F. Madhava
  • G. Anonyma
  • 2. The Syriac sources
  • A. Sargis of Res'aina
  • B. Slemon
  • C. Gurgis bar Gabriel bar Boktyesu'
  • D. Huzaye
  • E. Iyob Urhaya
  • F. Sem'on
  • G. Yohannan bar Serapyon
  • 3. The Persian sources
  • A. Qahraman
  • B. Ibn Abi Halid al-Farisi
  • 4. Variae Lectiones from RH3
  • Glossaries
  • 1. Arabic
  • A. English-Arabic
  • B. Arabic-English
  • 2. Sanskrit
  • A. English-Sanskrit
  • B. Sanskrit-English
  • 3. Botanical names
  • A. English-Latin
  • B. Latin-English.
"This work offers a critical analysis of the Sanskrit, Syriac and Persian sources in Rhazes' (d. 925 CE) Comprehensive Book (or al-Kitāb al-Ḥāwī), a hugely famous and highly unusual medico-pharmaceutical encyclopedia originally written in Arabic. All text material appears in full Arabic with English translations throughout, whilst the traceable Indian fragments are represented here, for the first time, in both the original Sanskrit and corresponding English translations. The philological core of the book is framed by a detailed introductory study on the transmission of Indian, Syrian and Iranian medicine and pharmacy to the Arabs, and by extensive bilingual glossaries of relevant Arabic and Sanskrit terms as well as Latin botanical identifications"--Provided by publisher.
  • [1] Introduction
  • 1. The Sanskrit sources
  • A. Atreya
  • B. Susruta
  • C. Caraka
  • D. Vagbhata
  • E. Ravigupta
  • F. Madhava
  • G. Anonyma
  • 2. The Syriac sources
  • A. Sargis of Res'aina
  • B. Slemon
  • C. Gurgis bar Gabriel bar Boktyesu'
  • D. Huzaye
  • E. Iyob Urhaya
  • F. Sem'on
  • G. Yohannan bar Serapyon
  • 3. The Persian sources
  • A. Qahraman
  • B. Ibn Abi Halid al-Farisi
  • 4. Some general observations
  • Note on metrological units
  • [2] Texts and translations
  • 1. The Sanskrit sources
  • A. Atreya
  • B. Susruta
  • C. Caraka
  • D. Vagbhata
  • E. Ravigupta
  • F. Madhava
  • G. Anonyma
  • 2. The Syriac sources
  • A. Sargis of Res'aina
  • B. Slemon
  • C. Gurgis bar Gabriel bar Boktyesu'
  • D. Huzaye
  • E. Iyob Urhaya
  • F. Sem'on
  • G. Yohannan bar Serapyon
  • 3. The Persian sources
  • A. Qahraman
  • B. Ibn Abi Halid al-Farisi
  • 4. Variae Lectiones from RH3
  • Glossaries
  • 1. Arabic
  • A. English-Arabic
  • B. Arabic-English
  • 2. Sanskrit
  • A. English-Sanskrit
  • B. Sanskrit-English
  • 3. Botanical names
  • A. English-Latin
  • B. Latin-English.
"This work offers a critical analysis of the Sanskrit, Syriac and Persian sources in Rhazes' (d. 925 CE) Comprehensive Book (or al-Kitāb al-Ḥāwī), a hugely famous and highly unusual medico-pharmaceutical encyclopedia originally written in Arabic. All text material appears in full Arabic with English translations throughout, whilst the traceable Indian fragments are represented here, for the first time, in both the original Sanskrit and corresponding English translations. The philological core of the book is framed by a detailed introductory study on the transmission of Indian, Syrian and Iranian medicine and pharmacy to the Arabs, and by extensive bilingual glossaries of relevant Arabic and Sanskrit terms as well as Latin botanical identifications"--Provided by publisher.
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R128.3 .R313 K34 2015 Unavailable On order
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xviii, 590 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Note on Transliteration and Conventions Preface and Acknowledgements Introduction Fa&#7693--l Allah Astarabadi and His Followers Overview of Academic Research and the Purpose of the Present Book Puzzle of Fragments: Structure and Language of the Jawidan-nama Part One: Cosmogony and Cosmology: The Language of the Creation 1. Primordial Unity: The Semantics of the Creation 2. Manifestation of the Invisible:The Morphology of the Creation 3. Adam and Eve: The Form of the Word 4. Excursus: Knowledge and Love 5. Time: The Receptacle of the Word 6. The Universe: Diversity in the Unity of the Word Part Two: Prophetology: The Descent of the Word and the Return to the Origin 7. Adam and Eve, the Prototype of Prophetic Experience and the Personification of the Prophetic Cycle 8. The Revelation (Tanzil): From the Divine to the Human Language 9. From the Human Word to the Divine Word: Stages of the Return to the Origin Joseph: The Ta&#702--wil of Compound Units Moses: Fragmentation and Ta&#702--wil Solomon: The 'Language of the Birds' 10. Jesus and Mu&#7717--ammad: The 'Motherly' (Ummi) Prophets between Tanzil and Ta&#702--wil Jesus, Son of Mary Mu&#7717--ammad and the Revelation of the 'Mother of the Book' 11. From Idris to Moses: Other Significant Features of the Prophetic Missions Part Three: Soteriology and Eschatology 12. Ways of Individual Salvation: Paradise of Knowledge and Hell of Ignorance 13. The Last Stage of the Cycle of the Word: The Ummis and the End of Time Conclusion: The Jawidan-nama in the Context of Islamic Thought The Jawidan-nama as Qur&#702--anic Commentary The Jawidan-nama, Sufism and Esoteric Shi&#703--ism The Messianic Project of the Jawidan-nama and the Use of Christian Apocalyptic Texts Final Notes Glossary of Key Technical Terms Inventory I: &#7716--adiths and Sayings Inventory II: Biblical Citations Index of Qur&#702--anic Citations Persian Text of the Citations Anonymous Note Concerning the Thematic Organisation of the Fragments of the Jawidan-nama Citations from the Jawidan-nama Citations from the Works of Fa&#7693--l Allah's Followers Astarabadi Vocabulary Bibliography General Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)
The Jawidan-nama-yi kabir ('Great Book of Eternity') was the magnum opus of Faḍ l Allah Astarabadi (d. 796/1394) and provided the basis of the Ḥ urufi movement. Today it is one of the most important known texts belonging to the mystical and messianic current that became particularly active in Iran and Anatolia following the Mongol rule. It illuminates the contemporary reconfiguration of religious and political authority along messianic and charismatic lines that took place in the Islamic East, which arguably contributed to the rise and consolidation of the Ottoman, Ṣ afawid and Mughal dynasties. Words of Power is the first comprehensive study of Faḍ l Allah's seminal work. Orkhan Mir-Kasimov summarises Faḍ l Allah's biography, charts the history of the Ḥ urufi movement, contextualises the Jawidan-nama within Islamic intellectual history, and considers its lasting impact in the Muslim world.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
  • Note on Transliteration and Conventions Preface and Acknowledgements Introduction Fa&#7693--l Allah Astarabadi and His Followers Overview of Academic Research and the Purpose of the Present Book Puzzle of Fragments: Structure and Language of the Jawidan-nama Part One: Cosmogony and Cosmology: The Language of the Creation 1. Primordial Unity: The Semantics of the Creation 2. Manifestation of the Invisible:The Morphology of the Creation 3. Adam and Eve: The Form of the Word 4. Excursus: Knowledge and Love 5. Time: The Receptacle of the Word 6. The Universe: Diversity in the Unity of the Word Part Two: Prophetology: The Descent of the Word and the Return to the Origin 7. Adam and Eve, the Prototype of Prophetic Experience and the Personification of the Prophetic Cycle 8. The Revelation (Tanzil): From the Divine to the Human Language 9. From the Human Word to the Divine Word: Stages of the Return to the Origin Joseph: The Ta&#702--wil of Compound Units Moses: Fragmentation and Ta&#702--wil Solomon: The 'Language of the Birds' 10. Jesus and Mu&#7717--ammad: The 'Motherly' (Ummi) Prophets between Tanzil and Ta&#702--wil Jesus, Son of Mary Mu&#7717--ammad and the Revelation of the 'Mother of the Book' 11. From Idris to Moses: Other Significant Features of the Prophetic Missions Part Three: Soteriology and Eschatology 12. Ways of Individual Salvation: Paradise of Knowledge and Hell of Ignorance 13. The Last Stage of the Cycle of the Word: The Ummis and the End of Time Conclusion: The Jawidan-nama in the Context of Islamic Thought The Jawidan-nama as Qur&#702--anic Commentary The Jawidan-nama, Sufism and Esoteric Shi&#703--ism The Messianic Project of the Jawidan-nama and the Use of Christian Apocalyptic Texts Final Notes Glossary of Key Technical Terms Inventory I: &#7716--adiths and Sayings Inventory II: Biblical Citations Index of Qur&#702--anic Citations Persian Text of the Citations Anonymous Note Concerning the Thematic Organisation of the Fragments of the Jawidan-nama Citations from the Jawidan-nama Citations from the Works of Fa&#7693--l Allah's Followers Astarabadi Vocabulary Bibliography General Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)
The Jawidan-nama-yi kabir ('Great Book of Eternity') was the magnum opus of Faḍ l Allah Astarabadi (d. 796/1394) and provided the basis of the Ḥ urufi movement. Today it is one of the most important known texts belonging to the mystical and messianic current that became particularly active in Iran and Anatolia following the Mongol rule. It illuminates the contemporary reconfiguration of religious and political authority along messianic and charismatic lines that took place in the Islamic East, which arguably contributed to the rise and consolidation of the Ottoman, Ṣ afawid and Mughal dynasties. Words of Power is the first comprehensive study of Faḍ l Allah's seminal work. Orkhan Mir-Kasimov summarises Faḍ l Allah's biography, charts the history of the Ḥ urufi movement, contextualises the Jawidan-nama within Islamic intellectual history, and considers its lasting impact in the Muslim world.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
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BP195 .H8 M67 2015 Unknown
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1 atlas
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G2255 2014 .S5 Unknown
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iii, 582 pages ; 24 cm
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KZ1161 .C37 2014 Unknown
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668 pages ; 24 cm.
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1 videodisc (102 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. Sound: digital; optical. Digital: video file; DVD video.
Mitra Farahani's lyrical documentary explores the enigma of provocative artist Bahman Mohassess, the so-called "Persian Picasso, " whose acclaimed paintings and sculptures dominated pre-revolutionary Iran. Irreverent and uncompromising, a gay man in a hostile world, Mohassess had a conflicted relationship with his homeland -revered by elites in the art scene and praised as a national icon, only to be censored later by an oppressive regime.
Mitra Farahani's lyrical documentary explores the enigma of provocative artist Bahman Mohassess, the so-called "Persian Picasso, " whose acclaimed paintings and sculptures dominated pre-revolutionary Iran. Irreverent and uncompromising, a gay man in a hostile world, Mohassess had a conflicted relationship with his homeland -revered by elites in the art scene and praised as a national icon, only to be censored later by an oppressive regime.
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365 S : Ill.
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13. Gul-u Nuwrūz [2014]

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38, [6], 156 pages : ill. ; 25 cm.
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14. Horizon. 5. [2012]

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1 online resource (1 sound file) Sound: digital. Digital: audio file; streaming audio file.
  • Hodie per nascitur / Anonymous ; orchestrated by James MacMillan (Huelgas Ensemble ; Paul van Nevel, Martyn Brabbins, conductors) (6:14)
  • Insomnium / Detlev Glanert (Markus Stenz, conductor) (20:59)
  • Providence / Klaas de Vries (David Robertson, conductor) (15:31)
  • Grand atlas. Antarctique / Richard Rijnvos (Susanna Mälkki, conductor) (13:08)
  • Circle map / Kaija Saariaho (Arshia Cont, reciter ; Susanna Mälkki, conductor) (26:24).
  • Hodie per nascitur / Anonymous ; orchestrated by James MacMillan (Huelgas Ensemble ; Paul van Nevel, Martyn Brabbins, conductors) (6:14)
  • Insomnium / Detlev Glanert (Markus Stenz, conductor) (20:59)
  • Providence / Klaas de Vries (David Robertson, conductor) (15:31)
  • Grand atlas. Antarctique / Richard Rijnvos (Susanna Mälkki, conductor) (13:08)
  • Circle map / Kaija Saariaho (Arshia Cont, reciter ; Susanna Mälkki, conductor) (26:24).
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186 pages ; 22 cm
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PK6235 .K63 2014 Available
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Depicts contemporary Iran at a turning point in its history, exposing both an extreme fundamentalism being fostered by its leadership and the seeds of change in its youth culture. The film looks equally at those convinced of a radical Islam and at those who aspire to more freedom.
Depicts contemporary Iran at a turning point in its history, exposing both an extreme fundamentalism being fostered by its leadership and the seeds of change in its youth culture. The film looks equally at those convinced of a radical Islam and at those who aspire to more freedom.
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16 pages manuscript ; 25 cm
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235 pages ; 23 cm
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1 videodisc (126 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. Sound: digital; optical; stereo; Dolby Digital. Video: NTSC. Digital: video file; DVD video; region 1.
Drawing from the true story of the Iranian government's attempted murder of several prominent writers and intellectuals.
Drawing from the true story of the Iranian government's attempted murder of several prominent writers and intellectuals.
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xi, 211 pages ; 23 cm.
"Mirror of Dew" introduces one of Iran's outstanding female poets, whose work has not previously been available in English. Zh le Q 'em-Maq mi (1883-1946) was a witness to pivotal social and political developments in Iran during its transition to modernity. Persian poetry at that time was often used polemically and didactically, for a mass audience, but Zh le did not write to be published. The poems, like the mirror, samovar, and other familiar objects we find in them, appear to be the author's intimate companions. Her poetry is deeply personal but includes social critique and offers a rare window into the impact of a modern awareness on private lives. Zh le is biting in her condemnation of traditional Persian culture, and even of aspects of Islamic law and custom. She might be called the Emily Dickinson of Persian poetry, although Zh le was married, against her will. Zh le is far from the first female poet in Persian literature but is the first we know of to write with an interior, intimate voice about private life, her anxieties, her frustrated love, her feelings about her husband, and many topical issues. This volume presents the Persian text of Zh le's poems on pages facing the English translations.".
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
"Mirror of Dew" introduces one of Iran's outstanding female poets, whose work has not previously been available in English. Zh le Q 'em-Maq mi (1883-1946) was a witness to pivotal social and political developments in Iran during its transition to modernity. Persian poetry at that time was often used polemically and didactically, for a mass audience, but Zh le did not write to be published. The poems, like the mirror, samovar, and other familiar objects we find in them, appear to be the author's intimate companions. Her poetry is deeply personal but includes social critique and offers a rare window into the impact of a modern awareness on private lives. Zh le is biting in her condemnation of traditional Persian culture, and even of aspects of Islamic law and custom. She might be called the Emily Dickinson of Persian poetry, although Zh le was married, against her will. Zh le is far from the first female poet in Persian literature but is the first we know of to write with an interior, intimate voice about private life, her anxieties, her frustrated love, her feelings about her husband, and many topical issues. This volume presents the Persian text of Zh le's poems on pages facing the English translations.".
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
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