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Fatemeh Keshavarz

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780748696925

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2018

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748696925.001.0001

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My Poor Heart Sometimes Runs, Sometimes Whirls: Meet Sa‘di the Comedian

My Poor Heart Sometimes Runs, Sometimes Whirls: Meet Sa‘di the Comedian

Chapter:
(p.166) 6 My Poor Heart Sometimes Runs, Sometimes Whirls: Meet Sa‘di the Comedian
Source:
Lyrics of Life
Author(s):

Fatemeh Keshavarz

Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748696925.003.0006

This chapter discusses the light-hearted ways in which Sa’di connects to his readers as a comedian. His goal the chapter argues is to infuse the most sacred and serious moments with laughter. For this purpose the chapter makes use of Sa’di’s long and celebrated poem the tarji’band, and provides the full translation of the poem.

Keywords:   Sa’di, tarji’band, Comedian, Humour, Laughter and lyricism

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