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Lutf Ali Azur

Index: El Zahir, El Aleph, OC,Obras completas. Buenos Aires: Emecé, 1974. 593.

Persian poet and biographer, 1711-1781, author of the Atashkadah, Temple of Fire, an anthology of Persian poets

Fishburn and Hughes: 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