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81 poems from Hafez



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Hafez is among the most celebrated of Persian mystic poets, thriving alongside such towering figures as Rumi and Saadi. Ubiquitous in Iran, he has also been hugely influential in the West. Interpreted variously as ardent mystic and lover, he fuses earthly and divine love with an intense constancy as momentously productive as Dante's courtly adoration for Beatrice. Across intimidating obstacles of time and culture, Beloved delivers an accessible yet authentic modern rendering of the Persian originals. Few translations of Hafez have matched his beauty, musicality and rich complexity. Combining vigour with ingenuity, Mario Petrucci reanimates for the English reader all of the moral clarity and sensual abundance of a spiritual and literary master. 'The challenges of translating elaborate poems from medieval Persian to modern English are legion... But Mario Petrucci takes on the task with gusto here, and is to be applauded.' - Henry Shukman, poet, novelist, Zen teacher, author of Archangel (Cape Poetry, 2013)

Product code: 9781780374307

ISBN 9781780374307
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H220xW220
No. Of Pages 160
Publisher Bloodaxe Books Ltd
Hafez is one of the best known medieval Persian mystic poets, as celebrated and popular as his near contemporary Rumi. As with Rumi, modern translations have a strong appeal to today's readers. Both ardent mystic and lover, Hafez fuses earthly and divine love.