Ottoman Literature (1901)

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Ottoman Literature (1901)

S$91.00

Title: Ottoman Literature: The Poets and Poetry of Turkey with Arabian, Persian and Hebrew Poems
Author: E. J. W. Gibb (trans), Theodore P. Ion (trans)
Publisher: Walter Dunne, 1901
Condition: Quarter leather, marbled boards. Fair. Scraping to leather, especially on edges. Webbing exposed on back hinge. Uncut pages. 3 illustrated plates.

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Contents

Introduction:

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.