By Hafez,Paul Smith
Revised Translation, creation etc., Paul Smith
This is a totally revised one-volume variation of the one sleek, poetic model of Hafez’s masterpiece of 791 ghazals, masnavis, ruba’is and different poems/songs. The non secular and old and human content material is the following in comprehensible, appealing poetry: the right kind rhyme-structure has been accomplished, with out intruding, in readable English. within the advent his existence tale is advised in larger element than any the place else; his spirituality is explored, his effect at the lifestyles, poetry and paintings of the East and the West, the shape and serve as of his poetry, use of his booklet as a cosmopolitan advisor and religious oracle, at the translation of Hafez into English. incorporated are notes to so much poems, a word list and a particular bibliography and an index. First released in 1986 in a two-volume restricted variation the e-book quick 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 terrific acuteness of imaginative and prescient, had penetrated into these provinces of notion 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 booklet on the planet since it engenders emotions which eventually bring about illumination.”
COMMENTS ON PAUL SMITH’S TRANSLATION OF HAFEZ’S ‘DIVAN’.
“It isn't a joke... the English model of the entire ghazals of Hafiz is a smart feat and of paramount value. i'm astonished. If he involves Iran i'll kiss the fingertips that wrote the sort of masterpiece encouraged via the author 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 visible this kind of reliable translation and that i wish to write a publication in Farsi and introduce his advent 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 via heart.
“I was once very inspired with the great thing about those books.” Dr. R.K. Barz. college of Asian experiences, Australian nationwide University.
“Smith has most likely prepare the best selection of literary evidence and historical past referring to Hafiz.” Daniel Ladinsky (Penguin Books writer of poems encouraged through 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, and so forth, in addition to his personal poetry, fiction, performs, biographies, young ones books and screenplays.
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