SAADI (Saadi)( Persian poet.)
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Biography SAADI (Saadi)
(between 1203-1210 - 1292)
Full name - Mushrifaddin Muslihaddin ibn Abdullah. For nearly thirty years, from 1226 to 1255, he traveled to all the countries of Islam, from India to Morocco, for a time was a prisoner of the crusaders in Tripoli. A prolific author, genius of Arabic and Persian, Saadi, known mainly by two small books written in 1257 and 1258. Authorship of the third, Pandname (instruction book), it is doubtful. The first book, the Bustan (The fruit garden) is a collection of poems on ethical subjects; second, Gulistan (Rose Garden), is divided into eight chapters, each of which represents one aspect of worldly wisdom
. In contrast to the flamboyant expressiveness of other Persian poets, . with their propensity either to mysticism and renunciation of worldly, . either to skepticism and hedonism, . worldview Saadi, . reflected his work, . tamed common sense: he preaches the measure of all, . Recognizing the value of earthly goods, . koimi should enjoy it because, . that they are transient, . and with profound sympathy to fellow,
. These features, . along with the universal character of his creations (a consequence of wanderers experience, . which he often refers), . as well as the elegance of style explain the extraordinary popularity of Bustan and Gulistan in the East and their enormous influence on the Turkic and Indian Literature,
. Saadi was the first Persian poet, who in 17. learned in the West.