A Critique of the Description and Emendation of the “Four Discourses”

  • جمال انصاری جابری Master of Persian language and literature, Shiraz University, Iran
  • شاهرخ محمدبیگی Associate Professor of Persian Language and Literature Department, Shiraz University, Iran.
Keywords: Four Discourses, Creature Worship, Merit, Good Deeds, Narration, Herald.


Although the book Four Discourses is compact, it is a literally valuable work due to its authorʼs power in the two literary styles of simple prose and technical prose. In addition, the worthwhile information provided by this book in four professions of secretaryship, poetics, astronomy, and iatrology has added to the value of this book. Moreover, it is somehow considered a memorandum which should not be neglected. So, there is no doubt that understanding the beauties of text of this literary treasure and enjoying it is dependent on the correct understanding of form and meaning of its text. Since after the wise emendation of the book Four Discourses by Allameh Mohammad Ghazvini, only the professor Mohammad Moin have described this valuable work, and along with the description, he also has made some suggestions on the re-correction of some of its vocabularies; therefore, in this essay, it is tried to indicate some of the shortcomings of this single exposition. Subsequently, Moinʼs suggestions have been criticized and it is attempted to present a more suitable and correct interpretation according to the text of the Four Discourses, and based on the in-text and out-text evidence as well as regarding the other related sources.
How to Cite
انصاری جابریج., & محمدبیگیش. (2019). A Critique of the Description and Emendation of the “Four Discourses”. LANGUAGE ART, 4(2). https://doi.org/10.22046/LA.2019.08