Faces of Love Hafez and the Poets of Shiraz

ISBN-10: 0143107283
ISBN-13: 9780143107286
Edition: 2014
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Description: Acclaimed translator Dick Davis breathes new life into the timeless works of three masters of 14th-century Persian literature Together, Hafez, a giant of world literature; Jahan Malek Khatun, an eloquent princess; and Obayd-e Zakani, a dissolute  More...

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Book details

List price: $18.00
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 8/27/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Acclaimed translator Dick Davis breathes new life into the timeless works of three masters of 14th-century Persian literature Together, Hafez, a giant of world literature; Jahan Malek Khatun, an eloquent princess; and Obayd-e Zakani, a dissolute satirist, represent one of the most remarkable literary flowerings of any era. All three lived in the famed city of Shiraz, a provincial capital of south-central Iran, and all three drew support from arts-loving rulers during a time better known for its violence than its creative brilliance. Here Dick Davis, an award-winning poet widely considered “our finest translator of Persian poetry” (The Times Literary Supplement), presents a diverse selection of some of the best poems by these world-renowned authors and shows us the spiritual and secular aspects of love, in varieties embracing every aspect of the human heart.

Abolqasem Ferdowsi(9401020) is the preeminent poet in the Persian language and one of the greatest poets of his time in any language. Dick Davisis the premier translator of Persian poetry at work today. Azar Nafisiis the author of the bestselling Reading Lolita in Tehran.Dick Davis is an Englishman who has lived for most of his adult life outside his own country - in Greece, Italy, Iran and the United States. He is currently a professor of Persian at Ohio State University in Columbus.

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