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Andrews, Walter G., Najaat Black, and Mehmet Kalpakli.  Ottoman Lyric Poetry: An Anthology, Expanded Ed.  Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2006.

Bloom, Jonathan.  Paper Before Print: The History and Impact of Paper in the Islamic World.  New Haven: Yale University Press, 2001.

Sells, Michael.  Approaching the Qur’?n: The Early Revelations.  Ashland, Oregon: White Cloud Press, 1999.


A recent interview of Turkish fiction writer and Nobel Laureate Orhan Pamuk by Charlie Rose (starting at minute 9), discussing his literature.
“Charlie Rose – Floyd Norris/Orhan Pamuk.” Link to resourcenew window (accessed February 5, 2010).

Coleman Barks, a best-selling translator of Rumi’s poetry, reciting one of his translations:
“Rumi read by Coleman Barks.” Link to resourcenew window (accessed February 5, 2010).

Clip from “Sha‘ir Million,” (or “Million [Dollar] Poet”), a popular Arab television show from the United Arab Emirates that is a lot like “American Idol,” except contestants perform poetry instead of singing in order to compete for $ 1 million.
“Sha‘ir Million (clip).” Link to resourcenew window (accessed February 5, 2010).

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