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Layla and Majnun : the classic love story of Persian literature

Author: Nizami.
Publisher: Chicago : John Blake, 1997.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Poetry : English : [International version]View all editions and formats
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The text is a prose rendition of Nizami's 12th-century poetic masterpiece, in which he reshapes the legends of Majnun, the quintessential romantic fool, into a tale of the ideal lover. For the Sufis, Majnun represents the perfect devotee of the "religion of the heart," and the story is an allegory of the soul's longing for God. This is a beautiful production, and it includes a final chapter newly translated from the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Nizami.
Layla and Majnun.
Chicago : John Blake, 1997
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nizami.
ISBN: 9781857826104 1857826108 9781857826128 1857826124
OCLC Number: 777375582
Description: 1 online resource (273 pages)
Contents: Chapter 48Chapter 49; Chapter 50; Chapter 51; Chapter 52; Chapter 53.
Responsibility: by Nizami ; prose adaptation by Colin Turner.

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The text is a prose rendition of Nizami's 12th-century poetic masterpiece, in which he reshapes the legends of Majnun, the quintessential romantic fool, into a tale of the ideal lover. For the Sufis, Majnun represents the perfect devotee of the "religion of the heart," and the story is an allegory of the soul's longing for God. This is a beautiful production, and it includes a final chapter newly translated from the Persian by Omid Safi and Zia Inayat Khan.

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