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*Winner of the 2015 Peace Prize of the German Book Trade* Between Quran and Kafka West-Eastern Affi nities NAVID KERMANI Writer and Scholar Translated by Tony Crawford ‘In a time of new politically motivated isolation and exclusion between the Islamic Orient and the Christian West, Kermani’s project literally breaks boundaries.’ Frankfurter Rundschau What connects Shiite passion plays with Brecht’s drama? Which of Goethe’s poems were inspired by the Quran? How can Ibn Arabi’s theology of sighs explain the plays of Heinrich von Kleist? And why did the Persian author Sadeq Hedayat identify with the Prague Jew Franz Kafka? In this new book, acclaimed scholar Navid Kermani, winner of the 2015 Peace Prize of the German Book Trade, looks to draw striking comparisons between a wide range of Western and Eastern literary traditions, presenting a crucial cosmopolitan message at a time of growing cultural polarization. 229 x 152 mm / 360 pages / Nov 2016 UK / Nov 2016 US 978-1-5095- 0033-8 hb £55.00, €79.90, $69.95 978-1-5095-0034-5 pb £17.99, €25.90, $24.95 ebook available

God is Beautiful The Aesthetic Experience of the Quran NAVID KERMANI Translated by Tony Crawford ‘This outstanding work fills a major lacuna in both the study of the Quran as scripture and the study of Muslim faith, practice, and sprituality. It is an estimable scholarly and intellectual accomplishment that will be of significant interest to any student of Islam or the general history of religion.’ William Graham, Harvard University 229 x 152mm / 480 pages / 2014 978-0-7456-5167-5 hb £35.00 , €51.90 , $45.00 ebook available

Who is Charlie? Xenophobia and the New Middle Class EMMANUEL TODD National Institute of Demographic Studies (INED), Paris Translated by Andrew Brown ‘The book offers a deeply reflective analysis of the Charlie Hebdo affair in Paris, and uses it brilliantly to explore and criticise the inner tensions and selective historical amnesia of French society that are taken to be responsible for its current Islamophobia and anti-Semitism. It shows with great insight and wisdom how to deal with these disturbing trends.’ Bhikhu Parekh, House of Lords Following the Charlie Hebdo shootings, millions took to the streets in revulsion. But who were those united under the single cry of ‘Je suis Charlie’? While they claimed to support liberal values, this probing study reveals the very different motivations of the real middle classes who marched: conservatism, selfishness, domination and inequality. 210 x 140 mm / 224 pages / 2015 978-1-5095-0577-7 hb £16.99, €24.90, $19.95 ebook available

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Freedom and Faith TERESA FORCADES Monestir de Sant Benet de Montserrat Physician and theologian, Benedictine nun and politician, Teresa Forcades gathers together for the first time in English her thoughts on freedom, social and political engagement, public health, feminism, faith and forgiveness in six succinct chapters structured after the canonical hours that give its peculiar rhythm to her monastic day. 190 x 124 mm / 112 pages / Nov 2016 UK / Jan 2017 US 978-1-5095-0975-1 hb £40.00, €57.90, $49.95 978-1-5095-0976-8 pb £9.99, €14.90, $12.95 ebook available

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