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Layla Grows Up: Nizami’s Layla and Majnun “in The Turkish Manner”

  • Mehmed Kalpaklī
  • Walter G. Andrews

Abstract

Sometime in the last fifteen years of the twelfth century, the Shirvanshah Akhsatan made a request of the poet Nizami:

Mīkhāham ke konūn be yād-e majnūn

rānī sokhan cho dorr-e maknūn (48)1

I wish you now in Majnun’s recollection

to speak poetic words like pearls of perfection

Keywords

Turkish Version Turkish Manner Lyric Poet Lyric Poetry Early Fourteenth Century 
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Notes

  1. 1.
    Nizami, Layla va Majnun, Bihruz Sarvatiyan, ed. (Tehran: Intisharat-i Tus, 1364 [1986]). All quotations from Nizami will be from this text unless otherwise noted and will be cited by page number only. All English translations in this chapter are by Walter G. Andrews, who is obligated to Hadi Sultan-Qurraie for help with the translation of several passages from Nizami.Google Scholar
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    Agah Sirri Levend, Arap, Fars, ve Türk Edebiyatlarinda Leyla ve Mecnun Hikâyesi (Ankara: Türk Tarih Kurumu, 1959).Google Scholar
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    Vahid Dastgirdi, ed., Namah-i Layli va Majnun Nizami Ganjavi (Tehran: Muassasah-i Matbuat-i Ilmi, 1972). Levend, Arap, Fars, ve Türk.Google Scholar
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    Rudolf Gelpke, ed. and trans., The Story of Layla and Majnun (Oxford: Cassimer, 1966). A. N. Tarlan, ed. and trans., Fuzuli: Leyla ile Mecnun (Istanbul: M. E. B. Şark-İslam Klâsikleri, 1943).Google Scholar
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  • Mehmed Kalpaklī
  • Walter G. Andrews

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