Daybreak: Writings on Faiz

Hardcover | August 15, 2013

byYasmeen Hameed

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Daybreak: Writings on Faiz was initiated as a project of the Gurmani Centre for Languages and Literature at the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) to mark the Faiz Ahmed Faiz centenary. The book brings together articles and essays on Faiz by British, American, Russian, Indian, andPakistani writers along with Faiz's poems rendered into English by thirteen translators. Two of Faiz's interviews sum up the poet's own views on art, literature, and the artist. Ranging from purely critical writings to reminiscences and memoirs, the collection provides a comprehensive overview ofthe poet's persona, his work, and the major happenings that influenced and shaped his literary career. The book is compiled as a tribute to Faiz and will be significant because this represents the first time such diverse material in English has been collected in a single volume.

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Daybreak: Writings on Faiz was initiated as a project of the Gurmani Centre for Languages and Literature at the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) to mark the Faiz Ahmed Faiz centenary. The book brings together articles and essays on Faiz by British, American, Russian, Indian, andPakistani writers along with Faiz's poems r...

Yasmeen Hameed has over twenty five years of experience in the fields of education, literature, and the arts. She is Writer in Residence at the Lahore University of Management Sciences, where she is responsible for designing and teaching courses in Urdu Literature. She also manages the Gurmani Centre for Languages and Literature at LUM...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:404 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.98 inPublished:August 15, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199065896

ISBN - 13:9780199065899

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AcknowledgementsIntroductin1. Victor G. Kiernan: Introduction to 'Poems by Faiz''Poetry's Theme' translated by Victor G. Kiernan2. Shamsur Rahman Faruqi: Faiz and the Classical Ghazal'Ghazal' translated by Agha Shahid Ali3. Ralph Russell: Poetry, Politics and Pakistan'A Few Days More' translated by Daud Kamal4. Gopi Chand Narang: Tradition and Innovation in Faiz Ahmed Faiz'My Heart, Fellow Traveller' translated by Waqas Khwaja5. Carlo Coppola: Another Adolescence: The Prison Poetry of Faiz Ahmed Faiz'We' translated by C. M. Naim and Carlo Coppola6. Carlo Coppola: The Language of Faiz and his English Translators'Prison Daybreak' translated by Naomi Lazard7. Safdar Mir: Faiz's Legacy-Love and Revolution'The Meeting' translated by Yasmeen Hameed8. Naomi Lazard: Translating Faiz'If you Look at the City from Here' translated by Naomi Lazard9. Rimma Kazakova: Poet and the Modern Age'Visitors' translated by Daud Kamal10. Maryam Salganik: Faiz and his Poetry TodayPalestinians Martyred in Foreign Lands' translated by Mahmood Jamal11. Frances Pritchett: The Sky, the Road, the Glass of Wine: On Translating Faiz'We who were Killed in Half-lit Streets,' translated by C.M. Naim and Carlo Coppola12. Agha Shahid Ali: Introduction. The Rebel's Silhouette: Translating Faiz Ahmed Faiz'Evening' translated by Agha Shahid Ali13. Ludmila Vassilyeva: Faiz and the Soviet Union'And then Spring Came' translated by Shoaib Hashmi14. Ayesha Jalal: Freedom Unbound: Faiz's Prison Call'Dedication' translated by Riz Rahim15. Aamir R. Mufti: Towards a Lyric History of India'Two Loves' translated by Victor G. Kiernan16. A. Sean Pue: Faiz Ahmed Faiz and N. M. Rashed -A Comparative Analysis'On my Return from Dhaka' translated by Agha Shahid Ali17. Ted Genoways: Let them Snuff out the Moon: Faiz Ahmed Faiz's Prison Lyrics in Dast-e Sab?'Freedom's Dawn' translated by Baidar Bakht and Kathleen Grant Jaeger18. Karrar Husain: Faiz gave us the Living Word ...notes from a lecture'In your Ocean Eyes' translated by Shiv Kumar19. M. Sadiq: Poets (Socialists)ELexcerpt'Last Night your Lost MemoryEL' translated by Mahmood Jamal20. Alys Faiz: Faiz'Any Lover to Any Beloved ' translated by Naomi Lazard21. Mirza Hasan Askari: A Life Devoted to Peace'To the Rival' translated by Victor G. Kiernan22. Khalid Hasan: Faiz in London'Gently' translated by Shoaib Hashmi23. Muzaffar Iqbal: A Conversation with Faiz'Go forth into the Streets Today in your Fetters' translated by Waqas Khwaja24. Tahir Mirza: An Interview with Faiz