Persian Sufi Poetry: An Introduction to the Mystical Use of Classical Persian Poems [NOOK Book]

Overview

Focuses on the poems rather than on their authors. Surveys the development of Persian mystical poetry, dealing first with the relation between Sufism and literature and then with the four main genres of the tradition: the epigram, the homiletic poem, love poetry and symbolic narrative.
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Persian Sufi Poetry: An Introduction to the Mystical Use of Classical Persian Poems

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Overview

Focuses on the poems rather than on their authors. Surveys the development of Persian mystical poetry, dealing first with the relation between Sufism and literature and then with the four main genres of the tradition: the epigram, the homiletic poem, love poetry and symbolic narrative.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781136780561
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 1/14/2014
  • Series: Routledge Sufi Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 228
  • File size: 2 MB

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
1 Mystical Epigrams 6
Persian quatrains 6
The case of Umar-i Khayyam 9
Baba Tahir Uryan 13
Shaykh Abu Said 16
Baba Afzal 19
The Mukhtar-nama of Attar 21
Anthologies 23
Commentaries 24
2 Poems of Abstinence 29
The qasida in secular and religious poetry 29
Kisai 32
Nasir-i Khusrau 34
Sanai 35
Sanai's zuhdiyat 38
Khaqani and other 12th century poets of the qasida 43
The qasidas of Attar 47
3 Poetry of Love 51
The theme of love 51
The ghazal as a prosodic form and as a genre 53
The ghazal in the history of literature 54
The scope of ghazal poetry 63
The ghazal as a mystical poem 68
Unbelievers and qalandars 71
A specimen from the ghazal of Hafiz 76
4 Teachers and Story-tellers 84
The masnavi 84
Didactical poetry 86
The masnavi of Sanai 88
Nizami's Makhzan al-asrar 97
The masnavis of Attar 99
Rumi's Masnavi-yi Manavi 108
Sultan Valad 111
Sadi's Bustan 113
Auhadi's Jam-i Jam 115
Khvaju Kirmani 116
Gulshan-i raz 118
Sufi practices 118
Mystical allegories 121
The Seven Thrones of Jami 123
Select Bibliography 128
Index 135
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