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The Story of Layla & Majnun by Nizami
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The Story of Layla & Majnun

by Nizami

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The greatest love story because nothing is conceded to the convential outlook. Majnun is the archtype of the true lover. ( )
  kamwb | Aug 16, 2006 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0930872525, Paperback)

An excellent translation of Nizami's 12th century poetic masterpiece of the legend of the romantic fool. Tale of the ideal lover, and allegory of the soul's search for God.

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The text is a prose rendition of Nizami's 12th-century poetic masterpiece, in which he reshapes the legends of Majnun, the quintessential romantic fool, into a tale of the ideal lover. For the Sufis, Majnun represents the perfect devotee of the religion of the heart, and the story is an allegory of the soul's longing for God. This is a beautiful production, and it includes a final chapter newly translated from the Persian by Omid Safi and Zia Inayat Khan.… (more)

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