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Lyrics of Life: Sa'di on Love, Cosmopolitanism and Care of the Self

Fatemeh Keshavarz


Lyrics of Life: Sa’di on Love, Cosmopolitanism, and care of the Self is an accessible study of the lyrical, humorous, and social and education aspects of classical Persian poetry through the ghazals of Sa’di of Shiraz (d.1291) the poet, traveller, and ethicist. In six chapters and on epilogue, the author focuses on Sa’di’s worldly wisdom, his cosmopolitan perspectives, his sense of humour, his ethical legacy, and the lyrical quality that has made his work immune to the ravishes of time. The study provides hundreds of verses in English translation in order to enable the reader to experience Sa’ ... More

Keywords: Persian Lyric Poetry, Persian Mystical Poetry, Cosmopolitanism, Persian Ghazal, Erotic poetry

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780748696925
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2018 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748696925.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Fatemeh Keshavarz, author
University of Maryland