In this hangout we discuss (primarily) “The Thief” vignette, meaning and symbolism in the The Saddlebag, consciousness studies, Henry Corbin and the Illuminationist school (think: angels), Zoroastrianism, Babism, and The Bahai Faith.
The Saddlebag, by Bahiyyih Nakhjavani
Archive for Readers Underground conversations on The Saddlebag, by Bahiyyih Nakhjavani.
This reading took place April 9th—May 7th, 2016, and was the third reading of Readers Underground (then #litgeeks). However, the conversation continues in our forum. We also welcome creative submissions in response to your own reading.
Bahiyyih Nakhjavani’s poetic prose is a continuation of the Persian tradition of using lush, mystical imagery to awaken the soul. We hope you will join us as we take a journey inward with The Saddlebag.