Nizami: Layla and Majnun (Study Guide)

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Study Guide for Nizami: Layla and Majnun (1188) Source: The Story of Layla and Majnun, by Nizami. Trans. R. Gelpke. OmegaPublications, 256 Darrow Road, New Lebanon, NY 12125. Phone: 800-443-7107 or518 794-8181. ISBN #0-930872-52-5. Begin by reading the first two pages of the Postscript which begins on p. 200, where it is made clear that there are many retellings of this tragic love story. Nizami`s is perhaps the most famous (even immortalized in two songs by Eric Clapton: Layla and I Am Yours). One theory of how it evolved is that there were a number of poems in Arabic in which a poet named Qays complained of frustrated love for his Layla. By gleaning various details from these poems, a legend was gradually built up which imagined their story. Nizami, writing in Persian rather than ...

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