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By Leonard Lewisohn

ISBN-10: 1784532126

ISBN-13: 9781784532123

ISBN-10: 1848853394

ISBN-13: 9781848853393

The romantic lyricism of the good Persian poet Hafiz (1315-1390) is still in demand around the globe. contemporary exploration of that lyricism via Iranian students has printed that, as well as his masterful use of poetic units, Hafiz's verse is deeply steeped within the philosophy and symbolism of Persian love mysticism. This cutting edge quantity discusses the classy theories and mystical philosophy of the classical Persian love-lyric (ghazal) as relatively exemplified via Hafiz (who, in addition to Rumi and Sa'di, is Persia's such a lot celebrated poet). For the 1st time in western literature, Hafiz's rhetoric of romance is located in the broader context of what students seek advice from as 'Love idea' in Arabic and Persian poetry particularly and Islamic literature extra more often than not. members from either the West and Iran behavior an enormous research of the affection lyrics of Hafiz and of what they signified to that top tradition and civilization which was once dedicated to the varsity of affection in medieval Persia. the quantity can have powerful entice students of the center East, medieval Islamic literature, and the background and tradition of Iran.

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