~THE POETS OF SHIRAZ~
Sufi, Dervish, courtroom & Satirical Poets from the ninth to the 20 th Centuries of the fabled urban of Shiraz
Translations & advent & Notes via Paul Smith
CONTENTS: Shiraz in background. many of the varieties in Classical Persian Poetry, Sufism in Persian Poetry, A word list of Sufi & Dervish Poetry. THE POETS OF SHIRAZ… Mansur al-Hallaj, Baba Kuhi, Ruzbihan, Hamgar, Sadi, Nasir, Khaju, Obeyd Zakani, Emad, Shahin, Hafiz, Ruh Attar, Haydar, Yazdi, Azad, Junaid, Jalal, Jahan Khatun, Shah Shuja, Bushaq, Shah Da’i, Ahli, Figani, Urfi, Visal, Qa’ani, Shurida, Munis ‘Ali Shah, Lotfali Suratgar, Mehdi Hamidi. the right kind rhyme-structure and which means has been stored in addition to the sweetness and that means of those robust, appealing and sometimes mystical poems. 428 pages within the paperback.
COMMENTS ON PAUL SMITH’S model OF HAFIZ’S ‘DIVAN’.
“It isn't really a joke... the English model of the entire ghazals of Hafiz is a brilliant feat and of paramount significance. i'm astonished. If he involves Iran i'm going to kiss the fingertips that wrote any such masterpiece encouraged by way of the author of all.” Dr. Mir Mohammad Taghavi (Dr. of Literature) Tehran.
“Superb translations. ninety nine% Hafiz 1% Paul Smith.” Ali Akbar Shapurzman, translator of many mystical works in English into Persian and knower of Hafiz’s Divan off via heart.
“Smith has most likely prepare the best number of literary proof and heritage pertaining to Hafiz.” Daniel Ladinsky (Penguin Books author).
Paul Smith is a poet, writer and translator of over eighty books of Sufi poets from the Persian, Arabic, Urdu, Turkish, Pashtu and different languages… together with Hafiz, Sadi, Nizami, Rumi, ‘Attar, Sana’i, Jahan Khatun, Obeyd Zakani, Nesimi, Kabir, Anvari, Ansari, Jami, Khayyam, Rudaki, Yunus Emre and so forth, in addition to poetry, fiction, performs, biographies and screenplays