Anvari

Anvari

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Anvari (1126-1189), full name Awhad ad-Din 'Ali ibn Mohammad Khavarani or Awhad ad-Din 'Ali ibn Mahmud was one of the greatest Persian poets. He was born in Abivard of (now in Turkmenistan) and died in Khurasanian Balkh, now in Afghanistan and studied science and literature at the collegiate institute in Toon (now Ferdows, Iran), becoming a famous astronomer as well as a poet. Anvari's poems were collected in a Deewan, and contains panegyrics, eulogies, satire, and others. His elegy "Tears of Khorasan," translated into English in 1789, is considered to be one of the most beautiful poems in Persian literature. The Cambridge History of Iran calls Anvari "one of the greatest figures in Persian literature." Despite their beauty, his poems often required much help with interpretation, as they were often complex and difficult to understand.show more

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  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 9mm | 245g
  • Flu Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 613665153X
  • 9786136651538