In this innovative book, Bahman Solati presents a comparative study of ?afe?, an internationally renowned poet in the West, particularly in Germany, France, and the Anglophone world for the past 250 years, and his influence on the fifteenth-century classical Persian poet Jami. Having played a key role on the stage of world literature and poetry, present available studies in the West suffer from a dearth of good research works on ?afe?. This text aims to fill this gap, including coverage of commentaries, critical studies, and compilations of ?afe?’s Divan, juxtaposing them with works and poetry of Jami to evaluate the influence of ?afe? on this fifteenth-century mystic and poet. Comprehensive notes and an extensive bibliography are added bonuses of the book. Devotees of Persian literature and those of Persian-speaking countries (Iran, Afghanistan, Tajikistan) will find this text of particular interest, as will academics interested in Persian poetry and literature. The usefulness of this research alone for students and scholars alike is of itself enough to make this book worth adding to any library.