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Saved by Beauty

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Saved by Beauty by Roger Housden
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Nov 13, 2012 | ISBN 9780307587749

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“Both readers new to Housden and fans of his poetry will treasure this memorable account of what may be a once-in-a-lifetime trip. Even better, his insights are also sure to inform and maybe even re-form preconceived notions many hold about Iran. It is impossible not to lose oneself in Housden’s many-faceted narrative.”
Booklist, starred review

“A lyrical panorama of contemporary Persian politics and culture, this book gives contour and nuance to our idea of Iran, and introduces us to complex, very memorable characters.”Publishers Weekly, starred review

The eloquent account of a Western poet’s encounters with the land, culture and people of Iran…soulful and uplifting.”—Kirkus Reviews

“Moving…Ardently pursuing his personal pilgrim’s path, Housden composes a poignant picture-puzzle of modern Iran.” – National Geographic Traveler 

Table Of Contents

CHAPTER 1 Writing Iran
CHAPTER 2 Leaving the Known
CHAPTER 3 Paradise and Poetry
CHAPTER 4 Talking Stones
CHAPTER 5 Return to the Source
CHAPTER 6 The Blue Dome
CHAPTER 7 Drink the Wine
CHAPTER 8 More Than One Veil
CHAPTER 9 Christmas in Tehran
CHAPTER 10 One Imam and Three Wise Men
CHAPTER 11 The Sorrow in Shiraz
CHAPTER 12 Razor’s Edge
CHAPTER 13 Politics as Usual
CHAPTER 14 In Mesopotamia
CHAPTER 15 Return to Beauty
CHAPTER 16 Interrogation, with Room Service

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