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Book City to link Hafez poetry to psychiatry
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A Hafez miniature by Mahmud Farshchian
A Hafez miniature by Mahmud Farshchian
TEHRAN -- Connections between the poetry of Hafez and psychiatry will be discussed during a session at the Book City Institute on Wednesday.
 
University professor and psychiatrist Farbod Fadaii will deliver a speech at the meeting, which will open at 4:30 p.m., the institute announced in a press release on Sunday.
 
The session has been organized to answer how we can use viewpoints of the Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung and other experts for analyzing and understanding Hafez’ poetry.
 
The session will also respond to the following question: Is it possible to study the eternality of the Hafez’ poetry from a psychiatric point of view? And how does Hafez deal with the human psyche and spirit? 
 
One of the finest lyric poets of the Persian literature, Hafez (1325-1389) received a classical religious education, lectured on Quranic and other theological subjects, and wrote commentaries on religious classics.
 
“His poetry is characterized by love of humanity, contempt for hypocrisy and mediocrity, and an ability to universalize everyday experience and to relate it to the mystic's unending search for union with God,” the Encyclopedia Britannica writes.
 
He is most famous for his Divan. Among the many partial English translations of this work those by Gertrude Bell and H. Wilberforce Clarke are best known.
 
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