The Collected Lyrics of Hafiz of Shiraz

The Collected Lyrics of Hafiz of Shiraz

By Hafiz; Peter Avery (Translator)

Archetype, Paperback, 9781901383096, 603pp.

Publication Date: May 2007

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.

About the Author
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.

Sir Peter Avery is a fellow of Oriental Languages at King's College, Cambridge.