By Omar Khayyam,Paul Smith
Translation, advent & Notes through Paul Smith
Reprint of 1909 creation by way of R.A. Nicholson
Of the 900 to 200o or so ruba’is attributed to Omar Khayyam (died 1132) over 500 years, basically ten to 20 percentage at the moment are thought of to be his. extra well-known in Iran as an astronomer and mathematician… the nihilistic and hedonistic and infrequently Sufi philosophy in his ruba’is intended his poems have been by no means rather well known in his native land, yet after the paintings of FitzGerald the west fell in love with him. incorporated within the advent: The existence and instances of Omar Khayyam and his paintings as a Scientist & thinker and a heritage of the ruba’i and examples by way of its maximum exponents and a bankruptcy at the a variety of translations into English and different languages. chosen bibliography. the proper rhyme-structure has been saved in addition to the wonder and which means of those appealing, fatalistic, intoxicated, loving, occasionally mystical and satirical 186 four-line poems. 268 pages within the paperback.
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 smart feat and of paramount value. i'm astonished. If he involves Iran i'll kiss the fingertips that wrote this kind of masterpiece encouraged via the writer of all.” Dr. Mir Mohammad Taghavi (Dr. of Literature) Tehran.
“Superb translations. ninety nine% Hafiz 1% Paul Smith.” Ali Akbar Shapurzman, translator of many works into Persian and knower of Hafiz’s Divan off via heart.
“I used to be very inspired with the great thing about those books.” Dr. R.K. Barz. college of Asian stories, Australian nationwide University.
“Smith has most likely prepare the best number of literary proof and background relating Hafiz.” Daniel Ladinsky (Penguin Books author).
Paul Smith is a poet, writer and translator of over eighty books of Sufi poets of the Persian, Arabic, Urdu, Turkish, Pashtu and different languages… together with Hafiz, Sadi, Nizami, Rumi, ‘Attar, Sana’i, Jahan Khatun, Obeyd Zakani, Nesimi, Kabir, Anvari, Ansari, Jami, Khayyam, Rudaki, Yunus Emre, Lalla Ded, Rahman Baba, Bulleh Shah etc, in addition to poetry, fiction, performs, biographies, children’s books and screenplays.
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