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Susan Scollay on Persian poetry

Enjoy an insight into the Library's exhibition Love and devotion: from Persia and beyond with co-curator Susan Scollay, an art historian specialising in Islamic culture.

Susan reveals the beauty of Persian poetry and its vibrant tales of human and divine love. The classic love stories found in Persian poetry have been reflected in western culture, with parallels in the works of Chaucer and Shakespeare and in the lyrics of rock stars today.

This talk was presented as a preview of Love and devotion.