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    DescriptionThe Persian Sufi poet Hafiz (1326-1390) is a towering figure in Islamic literature--and in spiritual attainment as well. Known for his profound mystical wisdom combined with a sublime sensuousness, Hafiz was the supreme master of a poetic form known as the "ghazal" (pronounced "guzzle"), an ode or song consisting of rhymed couplets celebrating divine love. In this selection of his poems, wine and the intoxication it brings are the image that expresses this love in all its joyful abandon, painful longing, bewilderment, and surrender. Through ninety-five free-verse renditions, we gain entry into the mystical world of Hafiz's Winehouse, with its happy minstrels, its bewitching Winebringer, and its companions in drunken longing whose hearts cry out, "More wine!" Thomas Rain Crowe brings a new dimension to our growing appreciation of Hafiz and his wise drunkard's advice to the seekers of God: In this world of illusion, take nothing other than this cup of wine; In this playhouse, don't play any games but love.

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    Drunk on the Wine of the Beloved
    100 Poems of Hafiz
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Shirazi Hafiz, Translated by Thomas Rain Crowe
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 144
    Width: 153 mm
    Height: 230 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 224 g
    ISBN 13: 9781570628535
    ISBN 10: 157062853X

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21500
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.1
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DCF
    B&T Merchandise Category: REL
    B&T General Subject: 690
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    Libri: I-PO
    DC21: 891.5511
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    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET135
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    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 47
    Ingram Theme: RELI/ISLAM
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 35
    BISAC V2.8: REL037000
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    DC22: 891/.5511
    BISAC V2.8: REL090000, POE013000, REL037030
    LC classification: PK6465.Z31 C7613 2001
    Shambhala Publications Inc
    Imprint name
    Shambhala Publications Inc
    Publication date
    01 September 2001
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    "Thomas Rain Crowe brings the Persian ""Sufi poet Hafiz (1326-1390) to life in this lively version of his timeless work. A fine addition to the growing number of English translations of his work."--"The Bloomsbury Review "

    "Takes us home to the truths that transcend political factionalism, religious fanaticism, and literary provincialism. . . . Thomas Rain Crowe takes this ancient form and makes it alive with our own language while still retaining the echoes of the old ways embodied in the ghazal."--"Parabola"
    "Hafiz speaks the immortal language of love today through Thomas Rain Crowe."--Shaykh Sherif Baba, head of the Turkish Rifa'i-Marufi Sufi Order of America

    "The source, the gravity, and the light that will direct us home is Love. Hafiz is a poet intoxicated by this incredible Love--a wise-drunk man--how rare! Thomas Rain Crowe brings this illuminating poetry to this edge of centuries as we continue to look for love--perfect timing for these so