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The Philosopher Responds
Why is laughter contagious? Why do mountains exist? The Philosopher Responds: An Intellectual Correspondence from the Tenth Century is the record of a set of questions put by the litterateur Abū Ḥayyān al-Tawḥīdī to the philosopher and historian Abū ʿAlī Miskawayh, translated by Sophia Vasalou and James E. Montgomery. The paperback edition features a new foreword by philosopher Jonathan Rée.
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Impostures by al-Ḥarīrī
An itinerant con man. A gullible eyewitness narrator. Voices spanning continents and centuries. These elements come together in Impostures, a groundbreaking new translation of a celebrated work of Arabic literature.
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The Travels of a Master Storyteller
Read Yasmine Seale’s foreword to The Book of Travels in the Paris Review. “The Book of Travels [shows] how fantasy is woven into life, how enchantment is neighbor to inquiry…”
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