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Persian Sufi Poetry

An Introduction to the Mystical Use of Classical Persian Poems

By J. T. P. de Bruijn

Routledge – 1997 – 228 pages

Series: Routledge Sufi Series

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    April 17th 1997
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Description

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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'An admirable introductory overview. A clear, informative, and useful survey, conveying a great deal of information in a very small space.' - Dick Davies, International Journal Middle East Studies

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  1. Asian Studies

Name: Persian Sufi Poetry: An Introduction to the Mystical Use of Classical Persian Poems (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: By J. T. P. de Bruijn. 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,...
Categories: Asian Studies