Mirrors of the Unseen: Journeys in Iran

Mirrors of the Unseen: Journeys in Iran

by Jason Elliot

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Overview

A fascinating journey through the cultural and artistic landscape of Iran, both past and present, by the New York Times bestselling author of An Unexpected Light

In our current climate of war and suspicion, Iran is depicted as the "next" rogue nation that America and the world must "deal with." But the rhetoric about nuclear weapons and jihad obscures the real Iran: an ancient nation and culture, both sophisticated and isolated, which still exists clandestinely in major cities as well as the country's remote mountains and deserts.

Jason Elliot has spent the last four years traveling in Iran, and in this remarkable book he reveals the many sides of the culture, art, architecture, and people that Westerners cannot see or conveniently ignore. Part close reading of symbols and images, part history, and part intimate interviews with Iranians of many different kinds—from wealthy aristocrats at forbidden parties to tribal horsemen in the most remote mountain villages, who have never seen a Westerner—Mirrors of the Unseen is a beautiful and thought-provoking book by one of the world's most acclaimed adventurers and authors.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781466837829
Publisher: St. Martin''s Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/02/2007
Sold by: Macmillan
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 432
Sales rank: 1,137,233
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Jason Elliot lives in London. He is the bestselling author of An Unexpected Light: Travels in Afghanistan and Mirrors of the Unseen: Journeys in Iran.
Jason Elliot is the author of An Unexpected Light: Travels in Afghanistan, which was a New York Times bestseller. He lives in London.

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