DIVAN of 'ATTAR and ghazals by the Translator, Paul Smith Inspired by those of 'Attar: new Humanity Books (Paperback)

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DIVAN of 'ATTAR and ghazals by the Translator, Paul Smith Inspired by those of 'Attar: new Humanity Books (Paperback)

By Paul Smith, Paul Smith (Translator), 'Attar

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DIVAN of 'ATTAR and ghazals by the Translator, Paul Smith Inspired by those of 'Attar... Farid al-din 'Attar is seen with Sana'i and Rumi (who he met and influenced) as one of the three most important Sufi Poet-Masters of the 13th century. He composed over forty books mainly in the epic masnavi form of rhyming couplets, his most famous being The Book of God and The Conference of the Birds. He also composed many powerful mystical poems in the ghazal form that influenced Sadi and Hafiz and all who came later and he was a master in the ruba'i form and couplets in his Pand-Nama or 'Book of Wisdom'. Here for the first time is a selection of most of his ghazals and many other poems in the correct-rhyme structure with the beauty and meaning of many of his immortal poems. Included: Appendix over 60 Ghazals by the Translator, Paul Smith, Inspired by those of 'Attar. Introduction: Life & Times of 'Attar and his Poetry and an essay on Sufi Poetry. Bibliography, Glossary. 674 pages. Large Format 7" x 10" paperback. COMMENTS ON PAUL SMITH'S TRANSLATION HAFIZ'S 'DIVAN'. "It is not a joke... the English version of ALL the ghazals of Hafiz is a great feat and of paramount importance. I am astonished." Dr. Mir Mohammad Taghavi (Dr. of Literature) Tehran. "Superb translations. 99% Hafiz 1% Paul Smith." Ali Akbar Shapurzman, translator of works in English into Persian and knower of Hafiz's Divan off by heart. "Smith has probably put together the greatest collection of literary facts and history concerning Hafiz." Daniel Ladinsky (Penguin Books author). "I was very impressed with the beauty of these books." Dr. R.K. Barz. Faculty of Asian Studies, Australian National University. Paul Smith (b. 1945) is a poet, author and translator of many books of Sufi poets from the Persian, Arabic, Urdu, Turkish, Pashtu and other languages... including Hafiz, Sadi, Nizami, Rumi, 'Attar, Sana'i, Jahan Khatun, Obeyd Zakani, Mu'in, Amir Khusrau, Nesimi, Kabir, Anvari, Ansari, Jami, Omar Khayyam, Rudaki, Yunus Emre, Mahsati, Lalla Ded, Makhfi, Ghalib, Iqbal, Rahman Baba, Bedil, Baba Farid, 'Iraqi, Iqbal and many others, as well as his own poetry, fiction, plays, biographies, children's books, screenplays. amazon.com/author/smithpa New Humanity Books.
Product Details ISBN: 9781798883037
ISBN-10: 1798883031
Publisher: Independently Published
Publication Date: May 2nd, 2020
Pages: 676
Language: English