Book Size: 6" x 7.5"

Pages: 100

Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781566569552

Imprint: Interlink Books

Edition: 1

Illustrations: full-color throughout

Translator: Vesta Sarkhosh Curtis & Sheila R. Canby

Release date: 09/15/13

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Persian Love Poetry

By & Sheila R. Canby

$ 15

“A pleasure to browse through, Persian Love Poetry is beautiful, both in appearance and in content. This book will entice its readers into the rose garden of Persian poetry so that they will become intoxicated by the fragrance of its many flowers.” – American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences

About this book

Love is a major theme in Persian poetry and can be interpreted in various ways- as mystic love, the basis of the relationship between humans and God, or as passionate or affectionate love between lovers, husbands and wives, parents and children, family and friends, or even as patriotic love of Iran. The literary style and indeed the Persian language itself are floral and elaborate, but the themes differ little from our preoccupations with love and romance today.

This collection of extracts has been selected from the best of traditional and contemporary Persian poetry. Each poem is illustrated with a fine example of Persian art from the collections of the British Museum.

With a brief introduction to the Persian poetic tradition and a short biographical note about each of the poets, this beautiful anthology is the perfect way to discover the treasures of Persian literature and art.

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About the authors

Vesta Sarkhosh Curtis is curator of ancient pre-Islamic coins in the Department of Coins and Medals in the British Museum. She is Secretary of the British Institute of Persian Studies and editor of their journal Iran, co-editor of The Art and Archaeology of Ancient Persia and the author of Persian Myths

Sheila R. Canby is an Assistant Keeper specializing in Islamic Iran in the Department of Asia in the British Museum. Her publications include Persian Painting, Princes, Pots and Paladins and The Golden Age of Persian Art 1501-1722.

Reviews

“A pleasure to browse through, Persian Love Poetry is beautiful, both in appearance and in content. This book will entice its readers into the rose garden of Persian poetry so that they will become intoxicated by the fragrance of its many flowers.” – American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences

About the Author

Sheila R. Canby is an Assistant Keeper specializing in Islamic Iran in the Department of Asia in the British Museum. Her publications include Persian Painting, Princes, Pots and Paladins and The Golden Age of Persian Art 1501-1722.

Additional information

Author

Curtis, Vesta Sarkhosh

Author 2

Canby, Sheila R.

Edition

1

Inprint

Interlink Books

Pages

100

Type

PB

Illustrator

Sugiura, Yuki

Illustrations

full-color throughout

Translator

Curtis , Vesta Sarkhosh and Canby , Sheila R.

Release date

09/15/13

Author Home

Iran

Format

6" x 7.5"

Reviews

"A pleasure to browse through , Persian Love Poetry is beautiful , both in appearance and in content. This book will entice its readers into the rose garden of Persian poetry so that they will become intoxicated by the fragrance of its many flowers." – American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences

MainReview

"A pleasure to browse through, Persian Love Poetry is beautiful, both in appearance and in content. This book will entice its readers into the rose garden of Persian poetry so that they will become intoxicated by the fragrance of its many flowers." – American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences