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The story of Layla and Majnun

Author: Niẓāmī Ganjavī; Rudolf Gelpke
Publisher: New Lebanon, N.Y. : Omega Publications, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The story of Layla and Majnun is the classic Islamic story of doomed love. The young Bedouin poet Qays fell in love with Layla, a woman of his own tribe, and wrote her many celebrated love poems. When his father forbade the marriage, Qays went mad and began to wander the desert (Majnun is Arabic for 'madman'). Five centuries later, the Persian author Nezami wrote what is generally regarded as the finest version of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Romance fiction
Named Person: Nizami Ganjavi
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Niẓāmī Ganjavī; Rudolf Gelpke
ISBN: 0930872525 9780930872526
OCLC Number: 36542544
Description: xxi, 177 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Other Titles: Laylī va Majnūn.
Layla and Majnun
Responsibility: Nizami ; translated from the Persian and edited by Rudolf Gelpke ; English version in collaboration with E. Mattin and G. Hill ; final chapter translated from the Persian by Zia Inayat Khan and Omid Safi.

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The story of Layla and Majnun is the classic Islamic story of doomed love. The young Bedouin poet Qays fell in love with Layla, a woman of his own tribe, and wrote her many celebrated love poems. When his father forbade the marriage, Qays went mad and began to wander the desert (Majnun is Arabic for 'madman'). Five centuries later, the Persian author Nezami wrote what is generally regarded as the finest version of their story, presented here in a new English translation.

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