Mirrors of the Unseen: Journeys in Iran

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Picador, 2007 - Iran - 415 pages
23 Reviews

Drawing on three years of travel and research, Mirrors of the Unseen offers a rare and timely portrait of Iran, introducing us to the sublime architecture of Isfahan, the forests of the north, the bleak landscapes of Kurdistan and the urban contradictions of the capital, Tehran. An exploration of Iran’s immensely rich heritage and a personal enquiry into the nature of Persian and Islamic art, it is a book rich in detail, wit and discovery.

‘A work of profound thought, imagination, passion and ambition’ Sara Wheeler, Guardian

‘Masterfully comprehensible accounts of Iran’s long and complex history, beautiful impassioned descriptions of Islamic art and architecture, some surprising and fascinating encounters with the locals – this is travel writing at its very best’ Daily Mail

‘Informed by intelligence, humour, erudition, descriptive power and poetic prose, Mirrors of the Unseen is a joy to read’ Independent

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User Review  - Carolinemawer - Goodreads

This is one of the best books I've read on Iran. But It drove me mad with all: - the lists (actual, and cleverly disguised by stringing them together with commas / semi-colons). It's great to do ... Read full review

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User Review  - Joan - Goodreads

A traveler's tale of his journey thru Iran in 2006. His observations and stories of encounters with Iranians were what I enjoyed most. Although his descriptions of geography are interesting, I was ... Read full review

About the author (2007)

Jason Elliot lives in London. His previous book, An Unexpected Light , won the Thomas Cook/Daily Telegraph award in the UK and became a New York Times bestseller in the USA.

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