Layli and Majnun / Nezami Ganjavi ; translated with an introduction and notes by Dick Davis.

Author
Niẓāmī Ganjavī, 1140 or 1141-1202 or 1203 [Browse]
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Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
New York : Penguin Books, 2021.
Description
xxxvi, 278 pages ; 20 cm.

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Series
Penguin classics [More in this series]
Summary note
"Layli and Majnun tells of star-crossed lovers whose union is tragically thwarted by their families and whose passion continues to ripple out across the centuries. The twelfth-century Persian poet Nezami blends erotic longing and spiritual self-denial in an allegory of Sufi aspiration, as the amenities of civilization give way to the elemental wilderness, desire is sublimated into a mystical renunciation of the physical world, and the soul confronts its essence"-- Provided by publisher.
Language note
Translated from Persian into English.
ISBN
  • 9780143133995 ((paperback))
  • 0143133993
LCCN
2020041422
OCLC
1176512518
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