By Paul Smith
Translation & creation Paul Smith
Introduction includes…Sufis: Their paintings and Use of Poetry & the most kinds in Arabic Sufi Poetry. incorporated with each one choice of a selected poet is a short biography plus a listing of extra examining. the proper rhyme-structure has been stored in addition to the wonder and that means of those appealing, mystical poems. THE POETS… Hazrat Ali 27, Ali Ibn Husain 29, Majnun (Qays ibn al-Mulawwah ibn Muzahim) 31, Rabi’a of Basra sixty two, Abu Nuwas eighty two, Dhu’l-Nun ninety two, Bayazid Bistami 106, Al Nuri a hundred and ten, Junaid one hundred twenty, Sumnun a hundred twenty five, Mansur al-Hallaj 131, Ibn ‘Ata 187, Shibli 193, Ibn Sina 203, Al-Ghazzali 206, Gilani 210, Abu Madyam 215, Suhrawadi 221, Ibn al-Farid 230, Ibn ‘Arabi 250, Al-Busiri 285, Al-Shushtari 309, Jili 315, Aishah al-Ba‘uniyah 323, Ahmad Shaqi 367. huge layout 7” x 10” Pages 387.
COMMENTS ON PAUL SMITH’S TRANSLATION OF HAFIZ’S ‘DIVAN’.
“It isn't 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 the sort of masterpiece encouraged through 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 by way of heart.
“Smith has most likely prepare the best selection of literary evidence and heritage relating Hafiz.” Daniel Ladinsky (Penguin Books writer of his personal poems encouraged via Hafiz).
“I used to be very inspired with the great thing about those books.” Dr. R.K. Barz. school of Asian reviews, Australian nationwide college.
Paul Smith is a poet, writer and translator of over one hundred fifty 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, Mu’in, Amir Khusrau, Nesimi, Kabir, Anvari, Ansari, Jami, Khayyam, Rudaki, Yunus Emre, Bulleh Shah, Shah Latif, Lalla Ded, rahman Baba and others, and his personal poetry, fiction, performs, biographies, children’s books and screenplays.
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