By Hafez,Paul Smith
Revised Translation, creation etc., Paul Smith
This is a totally revised one-volume variation of the one smooth, poetic model of Hafez’s masterpiece of 791 ghazals, masnavis, ruba’is and different poems/songs. The non secular and ancient and human content material is the following in comprehensible, appealing poetry: the proper rhyme-structure has been accomplished, with out intruding, in readable English. within the creation his lifestyles tale is instructed in higher element than any the place else; his spirituality is explored, his impression at the existence, poetry and artwork of the East and the West, the shape and serve as of his poetry, use of his publication as a cosmopolitan consultant and religious oracle, at the translation of Hafez into English. integrated are notes to so much poems, a word list and a specific bibliography and an index. First released in 1986 in a two-volume constrained variation the e-book fast went out of print. 800 pages. 7” x 10”
Goethe: “In his poetry Hafez inscribed indisputable fact indelibly! He has no peer!”
Gertrude Bell: “It is as though his psychological Eye, endowed with very good acuteness of imaginative and prescient, had penetrated into these provinces of concept which we of a later age have been destined to inhabit.”
Meher Baba: “There isn't any equivalent to Hafez in poetry. He was once an ideal grasp … His Divan is the simplest publication on this planet since it engenders emotions which eventually bring about illumination.”
COMMENTS ON PAUL SMITH’S TRANSLATION OF HAFEZ’S ‘DIVAN’.
“It isn't really a joke... the English model of the entire ghazals of Hafiz is a brilliant feat and of paramount value. i'm astonished. If he involves Iran i'm going to kiss the fingertips that wrote the sort of masterpiece encouraged through the writer of all and that i will lay down my head at his ft out of respect.” Dr. Mir Mohammad Taghavi (Dr. of Literature) Tehran.
“I have by no means obvious this type of solid translation and that i want to write a publication in Farsi and introduce his creation to Iranians.” Mr B. Khorramshai, Academy of Philosophy, Tehran.
“Superb translations. ninety nine% Hafiz 1% Paul Smith.”Ali Akbar Shapurzman, translator of many mystical works in English to Persian and knower of Hafiz’s Divan off by way of heart.
“I was once very inspired with the wonderful thing about those books.” Dr. R.K. Barz. school of Asian reviews, Australian nationwide University.
“Smith has most likely prepare the best number of literary proof and heritage bearing on Hafiz.” Daniel Ladinsky (Penguin Books writer of poems encouraged by means of Hafiz).
Paul Smith is a poet, writer and translator of over one hundred fifty books of Sufi poets of Persian, Arabic, Urdu, Turkish and different languages together with Hafez, Sadi, Nizami, Rumi, ‘Attar, Sana’i, Jahan Khatun, Obeyd Zakani, Mu’in, Amir Khusrau, Nesimi, Kabir, Anvari, Ansari, Jami, Khayyam, Hallaj, Rudaki, Yunus Emre. Baba Farid, Rahman Baba, etc, in addition to his personal poetry, fiction, performs, biographies, young children books and screenplays.
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