By Sadi,Paul Smith

SADI: chosen POEMS

Translation, advent & Notes through Paul Smith

Sadi of Shiraz, in addition to Hafiz, Nizami & Rumi is taken into account one of many nice mystical and romantic poets of Iran. His masterpieces, The Rose backyard and The Bustan (Orchard) were an important impression within the East and West for the previous seven hundred years. His Divan of ghazals are nonetheless a lot enjoyed through Iranians. His ruba’is have additionally been a power at the poets that him. here's a huge choice of his ghazals, ruba’is and masnavis. advent contains his lifestyles and occasions and Poetry. there's additionally a specific Bibliography and word list of Sufi Symbols. the proper rhyme-structure has been stored during this sleek translation, in addition to the wonder and which means of those appealing poems. 237 pages in 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'm going to kiss the fingertips that wrote this type of masterpiece encouraged through 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 mystical works in English into Persian and knower of Hafiz’s Divan off through heart.
“I used to be very inspired with the great thing about those books.” Dr. R.K. Barz. college of Asian reviews, Australian nationwide collage.
“Smith has most likely prepare the best choice of literary proof and historical past pertaining to Hafiz.” Daniel Ladinsky (Penguin Books author).

Paul Smith is a poet, writer and translator of over eighty 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, Nesimi, Kabir, Anvari, Ansari, Jami, Khayyam, Rudaki, Yunus Emre, Lalla Ded, Mahsati etc, in addition to poetry, fiction, performs, children’s books, biographies and screenplays.

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