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
About the Series
The Routledge Sufi Series provides short introductions to a variety of facets of the subject, which are accessible both to the general reader and the student and scholar in the field. Each book will be either a synthesis of existing knowledge or a distinct contribution to, and extension of, knowledge of the particular topic. The two major underlying principles of the Series are sound scholarship and readability.
BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
- SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General
- SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies