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The Angels Knocking on the Tavern Door : Thirty Poems of Hafez
by Robert Bly and Leonard Lewisohn

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The great Persian poet Hafez is so beloved in Iran that almost every family there keeps his Divan close at hand. For some fifteen years, esteemed American poet and author Robert Bly has worked with the great Islamic scholar Leonard Lewisohn to produce this translation, which for the first time captures Hafez's nimbleness, his fierce humor, his astonishing range of thought, and his delight in love — enabling English speakers to fully appreciate the true genius of this master of the ghazal form, one of the greatest inventions in the history of poetry.  Read more...


 

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Overview

The great Persian poet Hafez is so beloved in Iran that almost every family there keeps his Divan close at hand. For some fifteen years, esteemed American poet and author Robert Bly has worked with the great Islamic scholar Leonard Lewisohn to produce this translation, which for the first time captures Hafez's nimbleness, his fierce humor, his astonishing range of thought, and his delight in love — enabling English speakers to fully appreciate the true genius of this master of the ghazal form, one of the greatest inventions in the history of poetry.


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  • ISBN: 9780061971099
  • Publisher: HarperCollins
  • Imprint: HarperCollins e-books
  • Date: Oct 2009
  • Seller Statement: Sold by HarperCollins Publishers Inc.
 
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