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Lyrics of LifeSa'di on Love, Cosmopolitanism and Care of the Self$
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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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Gazing at the Garden of Your Beauty: Love in the Garden

Gazing at the Garden of Your Beauty: Love in the Garden

(p.136) 5 Gazing at the Garden of Your Beauty: Love in the Garden
Lyrics of Life

Fatemeh Keshavarz

Edinburgh University Press

This chapter focuses on the garden imagery as a central trope in Sa’di’s work. The image of the garden is analysed as a reflection of the human inner blooming brought about by love. Love’s variety and its role in human growth and maturation is then discussed.

Keywords:   Sa’di on homoerotic love, Garden in Sa’di’s poetry, Varieties of love

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