University of Pittsburgh

Gulshan i Raz

The Mystical Rose Garden of Mahmud Shabistari, c.1320.

Fishburn and Hughes: "The House of Roses, completed in 1317 by Mahmud Shabistari, one of the most important philosophical poems in the Persian language. More than thirty commentaries on it are extant; the best known, by Lahiji, is the basis of an English version by E.H. Whinfield, Gulshan i Raiz: the Mystic Rose Garden (London, 1880). There is no mention of the Zahir in Lahiji's commentary." (84)

Borges Index: 
El Zahir, El Aleph, OC, 594.