Assigned: Sa'di. The Golestan (1351-65).
1. How do two or more anecdotes represent the Shahs' powers and sensibilities? What strengths of judgment do some of the Shahs manifest, and to what errors in judgment or spirit do they seem liable?
2. How do two or more anecdotes represent the wisdom of the dervishes? What insights do such men possess? By what means do they instruct others, and to what extent are they listened to?
Edition: Lawall, Sarah, ed. The Norton Anthology of World Literature. 2nd edition. Volumes 1ABC. New York: Norton, 2002. ISBN A = 0-393-97755-2, B = 0-393-97756-0, C = 0-393-97757-9.