The Green Sea of Heaven: Fifty Ghazals from the Diwan of Hafiz

byElizabeth T. GrayIntroduction byDaryush Shayegan

February 11, 1995|
The Green Sea of Heaven: Fifty Ghazals from the Diwan of Hafiz by Elizabeth T. Gray
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Hafiz is the preeminent poet of Persian Sufism and one of the great poets of world literature.The Green Sea of Heaven is regarded as the finest English translation of his poetry. Elizabeth Gray’s translations are informed by her thorough knowledge of Persian and the Persian poetic tradition. (Many recent books attributed to Hafiz have been produced by persons who do not know Persian at all!) This bilingual edition also includes two brilliant studies of Hafiz by Gray and Daryush Shayegan, plus helpful notes to the translation.
Al-Hafiz, along with his near contemporary and fellow Shirazi Sa'di, has always been regarded by Persian speakers as the most beloved and sublime of poets. He was famous in his own lifetime. For centuries his tomb in Shiraz in southern Iran has been a shrine, and his poems are still quoted by the broadest spectrum of Iranians. Although...
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Title:The Green Sea of Heaven: Fifty Ghazals from the Diwan of Hafiz
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:170 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.55 in
Shipping dimensions:170 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.55 in
Published:February 11, 1995
Publisher:White Cloud Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781883991067

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