Skip to main content

Lutf Ali Azur

Fishburn and Hughes: (1711-1781). A Persian poet and biographer, best known for his Atashkadah ('Temple of Fire'), a collection of biographies of Persian poets with an anthology of their poems. Though Borges is correct in referring to Luft as a 'dervish', for he became so in later life, the attribution of 'polygraph' seems less suitable, since his only other known work is a fairly slender Divan, or collection of poems. The story of 'the copper astrolabe' of Shiraz has not been traced in Atashkadah. The Zahir