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19%OFFZakani, Obayd-E; Khatun, Jahan Malek; Hafez, Shams Al-Din Mohammad - Faces of Love - 9780143107286 - V9780143107286
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Faces of Love

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Description for Faces of Love Paperback. Presents a diverse selection of some of the best poems and shows us the spiritual and secular aspects of love, in varieties embracing every aspect of the human heart. Translator(s): Davis, Dick. Num Pages: 368 pages, black & white illustrations, maps. BIC Classification: DCF. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 146 x 193 x 25. Weight in Grams: 334.
Acclaimed translator Dick Davis breathes new life into the timeless works of three masters of fourteenth-century Persian literature. Together, Hafez, a giant of world literature; Jahan Malek Khatun, an eloquent princess; and Obayd-e Zakani, a dissolute satirist, represent one of the most remarkable literary flowerings of any era. All three lived in the famed city of Shiraz, a provincial capital of south-central Iran, and all three drew support from arts-loving rulers during a time better known for its violence than its creative brilliance. Here Dick Davis, an award-winning poet widely considered 'our finest translator of Persian poetry' (The Times ... Read more

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About Zakani, Obayd-E; Khatun, Jahan Malek; Hafez, Shams Al-Din Mohammad
Dick Davis is an English-American poet and translator. Before the Islamic Revolution, Davis lived in Iran and taught English at the University of Tehran. Davis is now a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, and is considered to be one of the world's foremost translators of Persian literature.

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Davis [is] widely acknowledged as the leading translator of Persian literature in our time...Faces of Love has made the Persian originals into real and moving English poems
Washington Post
Davis has done something I'd thought impossible: given us an Englished Hafez whose verses retain an intimation of what all the fuss is about...this anthology is a revelation
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