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Between Quran & Kafka: West-Eastern Affinities

by Navid Kermani

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Print ISBN: 978-1-509-50033-8 | US $69.95 | SEP 2016 | 300PP

In this new book, acclaimed scholar Navid Kermani, winner of the 2015 Peace Prize of
the German Book Trade, draws striking comparisons between a wide range of Western
and eastern literary traditions, presenting a crucial cosmopolitan message at a time of
growing cultural polarisation.
• Navid Kermani is a distinguished Islamic scholar and novelist who is now also a
major public fgure in German intellectual life. In 2015, he won the Peace Prize of
the German Book Trade, Germany’s most prestigious cultural award
• In this book, Kermani employs his deep knowledge and understanding of both
German literature and Islamic studies to offer a unique and fascinating perspective
on the connections between eastern and Western culture
• Kermani’s rich study covers a diverse range of fgures: from Goethe, Wagner, Kafka
and Shakespeare to Attar, Hedayat and Golshiri
• With continuing political tension between east and West, Kermani’s appeal for a
greater appreciation of the common bonds between cultures is a crucial message which
will resonate strongly with a wide audience
• This updated edition also includes a timely speech given by Kermani on receiving the
Peace Prize of the German Book Trade, in which he discusses the current turmoil in
Syria and in particular the suffering of Christian minorities, calling for greater unity in
combating the tyranny of Islamic State
  pakeurobooks | Oct 21, 2016 |
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