J. T. P. De Bruijn - Persian Sufi Poetry: An Introduction to the Mystical Use of Classical Persian Poems
Published: 1997-04-20 | ISBN: 0700706747, 0700703128 | PDF | 228 pages | 32 MB
Islamic mysticism, or Sufism, has found its finest expression in the classical poetry of Persia, in particular during its most creative period up to the late 15th century. Focusing on the poems themselves rather than on their authors, this very readable introduction surveys the development of Persian
mystical poetry, dealing first with the relation between Sufism and literature and then with the four main genres of the tradition: the epigram, the homiletic poem, love poetry, and symbolic narrative.