"Saved by Beauty": Iran's remarkable contradictions

Author Roger Housden's journey

Forty years ago, Roger Housden discovered the poetry of Rumi and Hafez, read tales of exotic Sufis, and was carried away by the music and wisdom of a culture that reached back over three thousand years, ac culture that gave us our word for paradise. Longing to see is the Iran of his imagination continued to exist, or whether it had been lost forever in the revolutionary zeal of the last thirty years, Housden sets off on a journey to discover a country filled with remarkable contradictions >>> Saved by Beauty



Roger is right

by iamfine on

Putting the IRI aside, Iran is a vibrant country/society with multi-culture. What I found out while in Iran, if you don't get involve in politics nobody would bug you there. People would respect you a lot when find out you are educated in the USA.

Jahanshah Javid

Highly recommended by Ammeh

by Jahanshah Javid on

My aunt went to a book reading by Housden and read his book cover to cover in one night. 300 pages! Loved it. She thought it was gracious and honest in its description of Iran and Iranians.

I hope I'll be able to publish an excerpt soon.