Mirrors of the Unseen: Journeys in Iran

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Macmillan, Oct 2, 2007 - Travel - 448 pages
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Filling a long-neglected gap in the travel writing of the region, Jason Elliot's Mirrors of the Unseen is a rare and timely portrait of the nation descended from the world's earliest superpower: Iran. Animated by the same spirit of exploration as its acclaimed predecessor, An Unexpected Light, and drawing on several years of independent travel and research, this thought-provoking work weaves together observations of life in contemporary Iran with history, politics, and a penetrating enquiry into the secrets of Islamic art. Generously illustrated with the author's own sketches and photographs, Mirrors of the Unseen is a rich, sensitive, and vivid account of a country and its culture.


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A recent traveler to Iran is Jason Elliot, who, after several trips backwards and forth, wrote “Mirrors of the Unseen: Journeys in Iran” (2006). Mr Elliot, who speaks Farsi well, easily makes contact ... Read full review

Mirrors of the unseen: journeys in Iran

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Elliot's first book,An Unexpected Light , was an account of his two sojourns in Afghanistan and was widely acclaimed as a new classic in travel writing. Despite the shared border, Iran is extremely ... Read full review


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About the author (2007)

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.

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