With few exceptions e. The narratives range in length from jokes delivered in a short sentence or two e. As Adam Olearius p. He therefore decided to withdraw from society, erase the delirious things he had written, and take a penitent vow of silence for the rest of his life. However, an old friend comes to visit and is vexed by this unsociable behavior.
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Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Reza Nazari is a Persian author and teacher. He has published more than 50 Persian learning books including:. Reza is also a professional Farsi teacher. Over the past eight years, his online Persian lessons have helped thousands of Persian learners and students around the world improve their language skills effectively.
To participate in online Persian classes or ask questions about learning Persian, you can contact Reza via email at:. Born in Shiraz, Iran, in , Saadi is considered one of the greatest Persian poets of all time. Saadi's two books, the poetic Bostan, or Orchard in , and the prose Gulistan, the Rose Garden in , are regarded as supreme accomplishments of Persian literature.
The Persian literature and culture are deeply indebted to Saadi's publications. The Gulistan The Rose Garden is a landmark of Persian literature, and one of the most influential works of prose in Persian. Written in CE, it is considered as one of the greatest medieval Persian poets.
The Gulistan is a collection of stories and poems, just as a rose-garden is a collection of roses. The translation appearing in this book is provided by Edward Rehatsek in This bilingual book can be useful for students and enjoyable for poetry lovers of any age. Not only will poems and stories improve your Persian language, but they'll help your understanding of Persian culture. Students will have ample opportunities to enrich their Persian learning experience and extend a range of language abilities through exploring these poems.
The English - Persian Glossary at the end of the book can help Persian students better understand keywords in the poems. Enjoy reading one of the best Perisan books in history! Ideal for self-study as well as for classroom usage. For Advanced Persian Learners. What Are You Waiting For? Get this book now and enjoy reading Saadi's greatest stories!
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Also, the layout of the pages is well created, with the English translation being in front of the Persian text. This book is an excellent read for Persian students and people who love Persian culture. Books like this one are much needed for Persian studies! The Gulistan of Saadi was a great read for me. This book is a collection of moral stories, wise words and wonderful tales. The stories of Shaikh Saadi is timeless and can be related to all times.
The English translation provided is the best! Having both Persian and English texts is very helpful for the student of Persian. Way more than I expected. This book is an excellent introduction to early Iranian poetry. Perfect for Middle Eastern Studies classes. Informative and easy to read stories, and Saadi is one of the persia 's greatest poets and humanitarians Viva Saadi. Go to Amazon. Back to top. Get to Know Us. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web.
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It is also one of his most popular books, and has proved deeply influential in the West as well as the East. It is widely quoted as a source of wisdom. The well-known aphorism still frequently repeated in the western world, about being sad because one has no shoes until one meets the man who has no feet "whereupon I thanked Providence for its bounty to myself" is from the Golestan. The minimalist plots of the Golestan' s stories are expressed with precise language and psychological insight, creating a "poetry of ideas" with the concision of mathematical formulas. But as Eastwick comments in his introduction to the work,  there is a common saying in Persian, "Each word of Sa'di has seventy-two meanings", and the stories, alongside their entertainment value and practical and moral dimension, frequently focus on the conduct of dervishes and are said to contain Sufi teachings. Idries Shah elaborates further.
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