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Glob­al Schol­ar­ly Pub­li­ca­tions 2006

Request an uncorrected proof of Selections from Saadi’s Bustan

Unfor­tu­nate­ly, Selec­tions from Saadi’s Bus­tan is out of print and the pub­lish­er, Glob­al Schol­ar­ly Pub­li­ca­tions, has no plans for reprint­ing it. If you’d like a copy of the uncor­rect­ed proof, fill out the form below and I’ll be hap­py to send you a PDF. The only pay­ment I ask is, first, that you tell me a lit­tle bit about why you’d like the book/how you plan to use it and, sec­ond, that you give me per­mis­sion to add you to my mail­ing list so I can keep you up to date about my work. If you’d like to read some sam­ples from Bus­tan, you can do so by click­ing on the but­ton below.


Richard Jef­frey New­man’s trans­la­tion of Saadi’s Bus­tan is delight­ful, strik­ing just the right bal­ance between con­tem­po­rary and clas­sic. There is a wis­dom in these pages that makes them sacred, yet there is also a sys­tem of ethics that makes them a “How To for the Soul,” and to tease out these mean­ings requires a mas­ter trans­la­tor.

Bob Hol­man

It is for­tu­nate that Richard Jef­frey New­man has pro­duced this fine and engag­ing trans­la­tion of Saadi’s Bus­tan for Eng­lish read­ers. It will be a wel­come con­tri­bu­tion for lovers of poet­ry.

John MoyneAuthor of Rumi and the Sufi Tra­di­tions & A Bird in The Gar­den of Angels: A Rumi Read­er
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