Dr. Domenico Ingenito on KCRW

Published: May 25, 2021

On Thursday, May 27, the NELC Department’s own Dr. Domenico Ingenito appeared on the KCRW radio show, Bookworm, hosted by Michael Silverblatt, to talk about Persian literature and the opportunities that UCLA offers to study Persian language in Southern California.

During the show, Michael Silverblatt also presented Dr. Ingenito’s book, “Beholding Beauty: Sa’di of Shiraz and the Aesthetics of Desire in Medieval Persian Poetry.” Silverblatt, whom Normal Mailer defined as the “best reader in America,” asked Dr. Ingenito to read some of his English translations from Sa’di’s lyric poems.

The podcast is now available at https://www.kcrw.com/culture/shows/bookworm/domenico-ingenito-beauty-sadi-shiraz-desire-medieval-persian-poetry.