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Memoirs of Khalilullah Khalili: An Afghan Philosop&hellip by Afzal Nasiri
This is an incredible opportunity to read the frank and direct telling of the memories of the greatest poet of the Persian language in our time, which he recapitulated for his daughter Marie and her husband in New Jersey on audio tape. We are deeply indebted to Afzal Nasiri and Marie Khalili for making this labour of love. But something is wrong in the introduction written by Afzal Nasiri though, which repeatedly states that these memoirs go up until 1978 when Ustad Khalili resigned his post as ambassador to Baghdad and took asylum in the US. In fact as far as I can see, the memoirs only go as far as the late 1950s or early 60's or thereabouts, when he made a journey to Iran. I am more… Read more
Kalila and Dimna, Vol. 2: Fables of Conflict and I&hellip by Ramsay Wood
I was reading my kindle edition on the tube completely immersed in the scenes of old India and Persia, and got to the bit when the King surrounded by viziers and trappings of medieval Arabian courts decides to tell a story to the scarred potter, about a jackal adopted by lions when I suddenly see that the father lion is called Arnold! Arnold?
Talk about destroying the suspension of disbelief. And why has the author done such a destructive thing?
Yella <b>DVD</b> ~ Nina Hoss
Yella DVD ~ Nina Hoss
This film suffers from a poor script and photography. Not really believable either as a story nor enjoyable as a narrative. It has some atmospheric scenes but I could not really understand why people were recommending this.