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a millennium of classical persian poetry
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Author: thackston, wheeler m.

ISBN: 0-936347-50-3

Publisher: ibex
ناشر : ايران بوکس

Language: English

Size: 5½ x 8½

Publication Year: 2000

Edition: 2

Weight: 1.5

ISBN: 0936347503

ISBN: 093-6347503

Volume 1: 186 pages

Published in: USA

Special Features: a guide to the reading and understanding of persian poetry from the 10th to 20th century

Reviews: FOR A THOUSAND YEARS the classical Persian poetic tradition flourished, continuous and uninterrupted. It began in the great urban centers of Central Asia, Bukhara and Samarkand; and for centuries it dominated the high culture of Central Asia, Iran, Azerbaijan, Iraq, Anatolia, and the whole of the northern part of the Indian subcontinent under the Mughal Empire. It has been composed by saints and roués, kings and beggars. It has been written in gold, poets have had their mouths stuffed with precious gems for an apt line of poetry, and the uncivilized have measured their progress into civilization by their ability to quote Persian poetry. Persian metrical system and poetic forms are explained, and selections are given from the works of all major poets, from Rudaki in the tenth century to Bahar in the twentieth, with annotations of difficult grammatical constructions and unfamiliar allusions. Highlights include poetry by Firdawsi, Farrukhi, Anvari, Khaqani, Nizami, Attar, Rumi, Sadi, Hafiz, Jami, Saib, and a host of lesser-known poets

Subject: Persian literature (classical poetry)

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