The General Character of Ottoman Poetry
Ottoman Verse-forms and Metres
Rise and Progress of Ottoman Poetry
Ottoman Poets (including Ahmed Pasha, Yahya Beg, Sultan Murad II, Baqi and a long list of others)
The Love Song of King Suleiman
Arabian and Persian Poems (including Rumi, Hafiz, Sa’di)
About the Book
Part of the Universal Classics Library, this wonderful collection of Ottoman Poetry contains some lesser-known works and is valuable in a world that has forgotten the once-prominent Ottoman Empire. Accompanying the poems are extensive biographical notes and a detailed explanation of the history and style of Ottoman poetry. The last few chapters of this collection contain poems from the Persia and Arabia, featuring the works of well-known poets like Hafiz, Sa’di and Rumi – and are thankfully not translated by Fitzgerald.