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Faces of Love: Hafez and the Poets of Shiraz

Penguin Random House

Together, Hafez, a giant of world literature; Jahan Malek Khatun, an eloquent princess; and Obayd-e Zakani, a dissolute satirist, represent one of the most remarkable literary flowerings of any era. All three lived in the famed city of Shiraz, a provincial capital of south-central Iran, and all three drew support from arts-loving rulers during a time better known for its violence than its creative brilliance. Here Dick Davis, an award-winning poet widely considered “our finest translator of Persian poetry” (The Times Literary Supplement), presents a diverse selection of some of the best poems by these world-renowned authors and shows us the spiritual and secular aspects of love, in varieties embracing every aspect of the human heart.

By Hafez, Jahan Malek Khatun, Obayd-e Zakani

Translated by Dick Davis


PublishedPenguin Classics; Deluxe edition (August 27, 2013)

Format: SC, 368 pages

Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 8.75 x 1 inches

ISBN:  978-0143107286


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