Layli and Majnun tells of star-crossed lovers whose union is tragically
thwarted by their families and whose passion continues to ripple out across
the centuries. The twelfth-century Persian poet Nezami blends erotic
longing and spiritual self-denial in an allegory of Sufi aspiration, as the
amenities of civilization give way to the elemental wilderness, desire is
sublimated into a mystical renunciation of the physical world, and the soul
confronts its essence--

Nezami Ganjavi—Layli And Majnun

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