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The Collected Lyrics of Hafiz of Shiraz
The Collected Lyrics of Hafiz of Shiraz

The Collected Lyrics of Hafiz of Shiraz

By Hafiz, Translated by Peter Avery

Classics of Sufi Poetry series


604 Pages, 6.0 x 9.5

Formats: Trade Paper, Cloth

Trade Paper, $29.95 (US $29.95) (CA $40.95)

Publication Date: May 2007

ISBN 9781901383096

Rights: US & CA

Archetype (May 2007)

Price: $29.95


H?fiz is honored as the greatest lyric poet of Iran and the D?v?n-i H?fiz, his collected poetry, is without doubt one of the world's greatest literary achievements. Translated here from the edition of Parv?z N?t?l Kh?nlar?, the 486 poems have been rendered as literally as possible while trying to convey some sense of the original poetry to the reader who lacks knowledge of Persian. The ghazals are introduced and presented with extensive annotation by one of today's most eminent scholars of Persian literature.

Author Biography

Peter Avery OBE, was born in Derby, England, in 1923. One of today's most eminent Persian scholars, he was for years Lecturer in Persian Studies in the University of Cambridge where he still lives. His works include A translation of The Ruba'iyat Of Omar Khayyam, with poet John Heath-Stubbs, and The Speech of the Birds, the Mantiqu't-tair of Faridu'd Din.