IBNA- On the occasion of Sa’di’s commemoration day, “Sa’di and Schiller Conference” will be held in Tehran on Tuesday, April 16.
According to IBNA correspondent, Sa’di and Hafez from Iran and Schiller and Goethe from Germany are legendary figures of respectively Persian and German literature who have been influential throughout the world.
“Sa’di and Schiller Conference” is a program which considers the interaction of literature of the two countries by discussing the works of these two poets. The event is held in cooperation of the center of Sa’di studies and Germany’s Cultural Attaché to Iran.
Friedrich Schiller was the first German writer and poet whose work Kabale und Liebe (Intrigue and Love) was translated into Persian by Yusef E’tesami in 1906. Schiller was also a close friend of Goethe as they frequently discussed issues concerning aesthetics, and Schiller encouraged Goethe to finish works he left as sketches.
“Sa’di and Schiller Conference” will begin with a speech to be made by the German ambassador to Iran Michael Klor-Berchtold and a number of Iranian experts will discuss various subjects focusing on Sa’di, Schiller, poetry and drama.
The event will be held in the Cultural Center of Tehran’s Book City on April 16, then will go to Shiraz and later will be held in the German cities of Berlin an