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Title Father of Persian verse : Rudaki and his poetry / Sassan Tabatabai.
Imprint Leiden : Leiden University Press, 2010.


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Description 1 online resource (124 pages).
Series Iranian Studies series.
Iranian studies series (Leiden, Netherlands)
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (pages 119-122).
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Introduction in English; poems in the original Persian with parallel English translations.
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Subject Rūdakī, active 10th century -- Criticism and interpretation.
Rūdakī, active 10th century -- Translations into English.
Rūdakī, active 10th century.
Quatrains, Persian -- History and criticism.
Quatrains, Persian -- Translations into English.
Genre Poetry.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Contents Introduction -- The poetry of Rudaki -- Elegies -- Panegyric poems -- Poems of complaint -- Meditations on life, death and destiny -- Love and its afflictions -- Nature poems -- Wine poems -- Ruba'siyat.
Summary Abu 'Abdollâh' Jafar ibn Mohammad Rudaki (c. 880 CE-941 CE) was a poet to the Samanid court which ruled much of Khorâsân (northeastern Persia) from its seat in Bukhara. He is widely regarded as 'the father' of Persian poetry, for he was the first major poet to write in new Persian language, following the Arab conquest in the seventh and eighth centuries, which established Islam as the official religion, and made Arabic the predominant literary language in Persian-speaking lands for some two centuries. This book presents Rudaki as the founder of a new poetic aesthetic, which was adopted by subsequent generations of Persian poets. Rudaki is credited with being the first to write in the rubâi form; and many of the images we first encounter in Rudaki's lines have become staples of Persian poetry.
Other Title Print version: Tabatabai, Sassan, 1967- Father of Persian verse. Leiden : Leiden University Press, 2010 9789087280925