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The Persian Poets by Dole & Walker
The Persian Poets by Dole & Walker
Gulshan Books

The Persian Poets by Dole & Walker

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The Middle Ages saw an extraordinary flowering of Persian poetry. Though translations began appearing in Europe in the nineteenth century, these remarkable poets - Omar Khayyam, Rumi, Saadi, Sanai, Attar, Hafiz, and Jami - are still being discovered in the West. The great medieval Persian poets owe much to the mystical Sufi tradition within Islam, which understands life as a journey in search of enlightenment, and, like their European contemporaries, they combine religious and secular themes. While celebrating the beauty of the world in poems about love, wine, and poetry itself, or telling humorous anecdotes of everyday life, they use these subjects to symbolize deeper concerns with wisdom, mortality, salvation, and the quest for God. This book has been a classic reference source for a long time and its reprint shall be welcomed by the readers. 

Publisher - Gulshan Books  

Book Name The Persian Poets
Author Dole & Walker
Category Poetry
Language English
ISBN 978-81-8339-280-8
Format Hardcover


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