Dr Dehghani, talks about how Iranian poets faced with sad aspect of the world reality. From Shahid Balkhi considering happy life as impossible for thinkers to Roodaki thinking happiness as the only human weapon against world difficulties. Dehghani talks on Naserkhosrows' condemn and Hafez's invitation to being happy and it lasts until Rumi, who invites to happiness; a pure and free form of it.
Mohammad Dehghani was born in 1965. He received his B.A. degree in Persian Language and Literature from Chamran University of Ahwaz, in 1988. He accomplished his M.A. of Persian Literature at Ferdowsi University of Mashad in 1994; In 1999, he achieved his Ph.D of Persian Language and Literature from the University of Tehran. He has been the writer of seven books, more than 50 reviews and articles on literary criticism, Persian literary history, Iranian mysticism, intellectual and cultural history of Iran, etc. which have been printed in Persian journals. He taught Persian language and literature to the under and post graduate Chinese students in Beijing University for one academic year (2005-2006). Parnassus, a famous Greek literary society, awarded him a diploma for translating Kazantzakis’ works in February 2006. As a book critic, he was awarded by the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance in 2013.
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