In terms of moral, philosophical or practical wisdom, it is endlessly quoted to either illustrate or prove a point. Walters manuscript W.619 is an illuminated manuscript containing 2 works by Sa"di (died 691 AH/AD 1292): the Gulistan (Rose garden) and the Bustan (Orchard). Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free. I enjoy reading Sa'di a great deal, and being able to refer to the original Persian text is wonderful for me since I am still quite early in my studies of Persian. Free Download (below donate buttons) It is also one of his most popular books, and has proved deeply influential in the West as well as the East. This bar-code number lets you verify that you're getting exactly the right version or edition of a book. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. Gulistan is an amazing piece of literature and this translation allows English speakers to enjoy it. The only real criticisms I would have of the book is that for some reason, a number of uncommon words are missing from the glossary, which is generally excellent, and their could have been more entries on the meanings idiomatic expressions which are often impossible for a non-native speaker to unravel from the meanings of individual words. گلستان سعدی = Gulistan = The Rose Garden, Saadi The Gulistan (Golestȃn "The Rose Garden") is a landmark of Persian literature, perhaps its single most influential work of prose. The Illuminated Hafiz: Love Poems for the Journey to Light. Saadi is on the right. The Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden is among the most popular destinations at the Garden from May to October, when more than 650 varieties of roses are in peak bloom. The Rose Garden, a 1989 film directed by Fons Rademakers "The Rose Garden" (short story), a ghost story by M. R. James Music. Unable to add item to List. 1645. And, of course, the stories in the book are delightful. A very nice and practical addition to Persian Poetry library, Reviewed in the United States on January 31, 2013. This fragment includes the beginning of Sa'di's Gulistan (The rose garden) on its recto, as well as the work's final page on its verso. English: The Gulistan ( Golestȃn) Written in 1259 CE, it is one of two major works of the Persian poet Sa'di, considered one of the greatest medieval Persian poets. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. Bustan is entirely in verse (epic metre). Paperback. In short, some roses of the garden still remained when the book of the Rose-garden was finished but it will in reality be completed only after approbation in the court of the Shah, who is the refuge of the world, the shadow of God, the ray of his grace, the treasury of the age, the asylum of the Faith, strengthened by heaven, aided against enemies, the arm of the victorious government, the lamp of the resplendent … 12VThe Rose Garden Sa‘diV13 V At the gate of Oghlamish Patan, King of Delhi, I (namely Sa‘di) saw an officer’s son, who, in his wit and learning, wisdom and understanding, surpassed all manner of … There are a few spots where my teachers have taken issue with a particular rendering but I think this has more to do with the fact that the text is an ancient one and, at points, genuinely ambiguous. It arrived that exact day so obviously it was too late to exchange or return. Is the Gulistan the most influential book in the Iranian world? Korean Short Stories for Beginners and Intermediate Learners: Engaging Short Storie... Italian Conversation Made Natural: Engaging Dialogues to Learn Italian (Italian Edi... Spanish Conversation Made Natural: Engaging Dialogues to Learn Spanish (Spanish Edi... To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Every personality type that exists is found in the Rose Garden, the good, the bad, the weak, the strong, the pious, the impious, honest folk, and the most conniving of cheats. Please try again. More notes would have been helpful but that would have obviously made the book more expensive and cumbersome. Gulistan (Rose Garden) of Sa'di: Bilingual English & Persian Edition with Vocabulary: Thackston, Wheeler M: Amazon.sg: Books Gulistan Sa'di: Rose Garden of Sa'di Praise to the God of majesty and glory! It was copied in 980 AH/AD 1572 by Muhammad Riza al-Tabrizi in Iran. In one tale, a tyrant asks a hermit which act of religious devotion would be best for him to perform, and the hermit replies, "For you, it would be to sleep at noon so that during that one moment you won't vex the people." The faults of the book, however, are threefold and cannot be overlooked: This is a very important landmark of the Persian poetry. Sadly however, the top left and bottom left corners were bent (not sure if it's from shipping or was shipped that way). The first and longest chapter in The Rose Garden is "The Manners of Kings." The Gulistan (Rose Garden... Cooking in Iran: Regional Recipes and Kitchen Secrets. The book offers a series of dry and usually witty anecdotes, illustrating important life lessons about youth and age, wealth and poverty, conversation and silence, and ultimately, happiness. Sir John Malcolm even relates being told that it is the basis of the law of the Persians. It has a … Obedience to him is a cause of approach and gratitude in increase of benefits. I fell into a deep ditch. Regardless, it is on display in my home now on a book stand. Wheeler M. Thackston is Professor of the Practice of Persian at Harvard University where he has taught for more than 30 years. A Mirror for Princes The Gulistan or Rose Garden of Sa'di reaches us today not merely because it is entertaining, but because it remains a model of clear and precise writing in Persian literature. Saʿdī, also spelled Saadi, byname of Musharrif al-Dīn ibn Muṣlih al-Dīn, (born c. 1213, Shīrāz, Iran—died Dec. 9, 1291, Shīrāz), Persian poet, one of the greatest figures in classical Persian literature.. This masterpiece of Persian literature is a fascinating glimpse into the origins of one of the world's most venerable cultural traditions. Sa‘di V 9 I asked: ‘Art thou musk or ambergris? Top subscription boxes – right to your door, Middle Eastern Literary Criticism (Books), © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. As I was falling I prayed for a way out. The Gulistan or Rose Garden of Sa'di of Shiraz may be the most influential book in the Iranian world. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. The Gulistan Or Rose Garden Of Sa'di Muslih-Uddin Sa'di. Arts and entertainment. Sa'di organized his Garden of stories, poetry, and moral maxims into eight chapters. ��rM�t`�2ʫA�M3�����U��L8��O���({�mg߃�i�����Q�\�n��]A�Kp��X�����Z$����k�1���21O� ���瞷G�r��48��'t�#cMs�����fBlo �g9o"�}����w���{�&2a�;6!Bn��F���v���x��?����}-~e�i�M9Ȇ3�i��!<06���rP���ӪB�o͉�og���? After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. Written some seven and a half centuries ago by Sa di of Shiraz the Gulistan or Rose Garden is a collection of moral stories divided into eight themes: The Conduct of Kings, The Character of Dervishes, The Superiority of Contentment, The Benefits of Silence, Love and Youth, Feebleness and Old Age, The Effects of Education, and The Art of Conversation. Currently we are out of stock for this book. Sa'di recognizes people for what they are. )�j�DS6��� ҫ�1����=�"��s�q��WQhB�C���A���tdV*���|�2L� ��*��~ o~���^�_� Russian Short Stories for Beginners and Intermediate Learners: Engaging Short Stori... 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The rest of the illuminated top panel contains interlacing flowers and gold panels on a blue ground. 4.8 out of 5 stars 6. And, in general, I have really appreciated the window it has opened for me on a very wise and beautiful text. I have read or at least looked at many translations and this is my favorite so far, Reviewed in the United States on October 22, 2009. The same reviewer also criticizes the lack of a grammatical commentary. Printed by the Kama Shastra Society for Private Subscribers only. Usually translated into English as the Rose-Garden, Gulistan is a literary masterpiece combining Persian poetry and prose, by the renowned Shiraz poet Sa`di. This would be fine, of course, but, then, it would be a different kind of book. ; L Cranmer-Byng] Home. The Gulistan is imbued with a practical wisdom of life. Those who read Persian (or who aspire to, like me) will be able to make good use of the facing text and vocabulary index. $19.00. The folio belongs to an illustrated manuscript of Sa'di's Gulistan (Rose garden), which was copied in Herat in 1468-69 and was among the most prized possessions in the Mughal royal library. I agree with 2 of the 3 previous reviewers who have given this book a very high rating. Please try again. Please try again. Tout étudiant de persan doit lire Sa'di et l'ouvrage de Thackston est une aide magnifique, intelligente et élégante, qui aide à lire le texte persan. $59.89. %PDF-1.3 %���� The Orchard and The Rose Garden during Sa’di’s lifetime began to be circulated throughout Persia and the author was celebrated by his contemporaries as “The Sheikh” or “wise (old) man.” It also traveled abroad. The translation strikes me as very readable and, as far as I am able to tell, quite accurate. The perfection of my companion took effect on me And, if not, I am the same earth which I … Sa'di This masterpiece of Persian literature is a fascinating glimpse into the origins of one of the world's most venerable cultural traditions. The Gulistan (The Rose Garden) is a landmark of Persian literature. It consists of stories aptly illustrating the standard virtues recommended to Muslims (justice, liberality, modesty, contentment) and reflections on the behavior of dervishes and their ecstatic practices. Thackston's Gulistân will make a useful school text: the Persian text is clearly legible, and the glossary (despite being incomplete) will save the student's time. In 1256, Sa'di returned to Shiraz. Sa di recognizes people for what they are. With an extensive vocabulary _and_ a translation, this is easily the best resource for intermediate learners of Persian. 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