The Garden of Heaven - Poems of Hafiz

The Garden of Heaven - Poems of Hafiz

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By (author) Hafiz

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  • Publisher: Dover Publications Inc.
  • Format: Paperback | 112 pages
  • Dimensions: 133mm x 209mm x 7mm | 91g
  • Publication date: 4 November 2003
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0486431614
  • ISBN 13: 9780486431611
  • Edition statement: Reprint
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  • Sales rank: 35,574

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Hafiz has no peer." -- Goethe. "Poetry" is the greatest literary form of ancient Persia and modern Iran, and the 14th-century poet known as Hafiz is its preeminent master. This collection is derived from Hafiz's "Divan "(collected poems), a classic of Sufism. The short poems, called "ghazals, " are sonnet-like arrangements of varied numbers of couplets. In the tradition of Persian poetry and Sufi philosophy, each poem corresponds to two interpretations, sensual and mystic. This 19th-century translation by historian Gertrude Bell remains widely acclaimed by scholars and readers.

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