The Angels Knocking on the Tavern Door

The Angels Knocking on the Tavern Door

Thirty Poems of Hafez

Book - 2008
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Baker & Taylor
An introduction to the work of the iconic Persian mystic and poet reflects an English-language translation that seeks to convey his humor, defense of the private life in the face of fundamentalists, and use of nimble language. Reprint.

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The great Persian poet Hafez is so beloved in Iran that almost every family there keeps his Divan close at hand. For some fifteen years, esteemed American poet and author Robert Bly has worked with the great Islamic scholar Leonard Lewisohn to produce this translation, which for the first time captures Hafez's nimbleness, his fierce humor, his astonishing range of thought, and his delight in love—enabling English speakers to fully appreciate the true genius of this master of the ghazal form, one of the greatest inventions in the history of poetry.



Publisher: New York : Harper, c2008
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780061138843
0061138843
9780061138836
0061138835
Characteristics: xi, 114 p. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Lewisohn, Leonard
Bly, Robert

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