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    This Fleeting World (Farsi Edition) | Donya Dar Gozar
    This Fleeting World (Farsi Edition) | Donya Dar Gozar

    This Fleeting World tells the story of the universe and history of humanity in only 100 pages. Prize-winning historian David Christian covers it all in this inspiring guide to the history of everything, from stars and empires to cities, the World Wide Web, capitalism, and globalization. David Christian’s approach to human history and big history is a call to action, based on a profound and fresh understanding of our place in the universe. This book is essential reading for our time. The translator, Dr Amir Kolini, was born in Iran and now lives in California. He saw revolution, war, and death in the battlefields and prisons of his young adulthood. As a result, he has actively followed global politics in a quest for solutions to the human dilemma, mostly with an emphasis on scientific perspectives. In 2009, he was introduced to the concept of big history. Kolini decided to introduce this concept to Farsi-speaking people in Iran, Afghanistan, and some other countries with a translation of This Fleeting World, or Donya Dar Gozar. 161 pages in Farsi.

    $2.99
    Knowing Women: A Play in Five Voices by Suzanne Logan
    Knowing Women: A Play in Five Voices by Suzanne Logan

    Knowing Women is a rollicking jubilee of voices crackling with life which never fail to captivate the hearts and minds of its audience. The characters are five women over 90 (one is Sophia Mumford, married to Lewis Mumford for 70 years, and introduced in Berkshire’s edition of The Story of Utopias), none of whom had met one another until the playwright decided to bring them together in a setting that blurs the line between a cosmic waiting room and modern day nursing home. They form alliances, clash, bond, banter and bicker, laugh, weep, joust and cavort their way through nearly half a collective millennium of living. Politics, religion, feminism, other women, sex, dead husbands and lovers, and what, if anything, lies waiting for them in the great beyond are just a few of the subjects they tackle. The play, a staged reading, is an ideal vehicle for older actresses who are finding that few if any, roles are being written for them. Performance time 90 minutes, no intermission. Script by Suzanne Logan and photographs by Barbara Wilbur. (Script available now; paperback and ebook editions forthcoming.)

    $14.99

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