A Literary History of Persia

A Literary History of Persia

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The classic work on the subject, A Literary History of Persia is still the standard work in the English language on Persia and her literature. It spans four volumes (2, 256 pages) and took about twenty-five years to write. Although it concentrates on Persian literature, it also surveys all aspects of Persian culture from Iranian pre-history to the twentieth century. The remarkable freshness and liveliness of Browne's prose will astonish readers. In addition to being a work of reference it is book which may be read strictly for pleasure. J.T.P. De Bruijn's new introduction surveys the history, significance and continued value of the work.Venus and Sol in Taurus, Ramadan was ending soon ; In Gemini stood Mercury, in Pisces stood the Moon. ... An extraordinarily complicated acrostic on his own name, composed by him according to the terminology of the state accountants, will be found in the Guzida*. ... in reply to a versified question addressed to the latter poet by Mua#39;fnua#39;d- Dm the Parwana, Malik Iftikharua#39;d-Dm, Nurua#39;d-Dm Rasadf, andanbsp;...

Title:A Literary History of Persia
Author: Edward G. Browne
Publisher:Ibex Publishers - 1997

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