By Sadi,Paul Smith
Translation, advent & Notes through Paul Smith
Sadi of Shiraz, besides 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 immense impression within the East and West for the prior seven-hundred years. His Divan of ghazals are nonetheless a lot enjoyed by way of Iranians. His ruba’is have additionally been a power at the poets that him. here's a huge collection of his ghazals, ruba’is and masnavis. advent comprises his existence and instances and Poetry. there's additionally a particular Bibliography and word list of Sufi Symbols. the proper rhyme-structure has been stored during this smooth translation, in addition to the sweetness and that means of those appealing poems. 237 pages in paperback.
COMMENTS ON PAUL SMITH’S TRANSLATION OF HAFIZ’S ‘DIVAN’.
“It isn't really a joke... the English model of all of the ghazals of Hafiz is a smart feat and of paramount significance. i'm astonished. If he involves Iran i'm going to kiss the fingertips that wrote this type of masterpiece encouraged through the author 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 was once very inspired with the great thing about those books.” Dr. R.K. Barz. college of Asian reviews, Australian nationwide college.
“Smith has most likely prepare the best choice of literary proof and historical past bearing on 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.