Mirrors Of The Unseen: Journeys In Iran by Jason ElliotMirrors Of The Unseen: Journeys In Iran by Jason Elliot

Mirrors Of The Unseen: Journeys In Iran

byJason Elliot

Paperback | October 2, 2007

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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.

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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Title:Mirrors Of The Unseen: Journeys In IranFormat:PaperbackDimensions:448 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 1 inPublished:October 2, 2007Publisher:PicadorLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0312427336

ISBN - 13:9780312427337

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"A penetrating account of a series of journeys to Iran. . . . Jason Elliot is a travel writer of the old school: untethered to an itinerary, eager to be led astray, and as ardent an observer of the experience of traveling as of his destination." -The New Yorker"An important look at the forces at play in a region starting to dominate the Middle East." -The Star-Ledger (Newark)"Armchair travelers will enjoy moving with Elliot through both fabled cities and remote corners of Iran." -The Christian Science Monitor"A work of profound thought, imagination, passion, and ambition. It should be widely read." -The Guardian (U.K.)"Whatever stereotypes we may have crumble in the wake of Elliot's encounters with ordinary Iranians. . . . Mirrors of the Unseen takes us into a very different Iran, and the journey is fabulous. . . . Elliot writes like an angel." -The Providence Journal