Focuses on the poems rather than on their authors. 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.
'An admirable introductory overview. A clear, informative, and useful survey, conveying a great deal of information in a very small space.' - Dick Davies, International Journal Middle East Studies