The Subject Tonight Is Love: 60 Wild and Sweet Poems of Hafiz

The Subject Tonight Is Love: 60 Wild and Sweet Poems of Hafiz

by Hafiz, Daniel Ladinsky
     
 

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To Persians, the fourteenth-century poems of Hafiz are not classical literature from a remote past, but cherished love, wisdom, and humor from a dear and intimate friend. Perhaps, more than any other Persian poet, it is Hafiz who most fully accesses the mystical, healing dimensions of poetry. Daniel Ladinsky has made it his life's work to create modern, inspired… See more details below

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To Persians, the fourteenth-century poems of Hafiz are not classical literature from a remote past, but cherished love, wisdom, and humor from a dear and intimate friend. Perhaps, more than any other Persian poet, it is Hafiz who most fully accesses the mystical, healing dimensions of poetry. Daniel Ladinsky has made it his life's work to create modern, inspired translations of the world's most profound spiritual poetry. Through Ladinsky's translations, Hafiz's voice comes alive across the centuries singing his message of love.

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"There are universes inside Hafiz, a lineage of masters. Daniel Ladinsky follows the playfulness; the rascal moves well."—Coleman Barks

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ISBN-13:
9781101099438
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/28/2003
Series:
Compass
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
96
Sales rank:
667,966
File size:
0 MB
Age Range:
18 Years

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"There are universes inside Hafiz, a lineage of masters. Daniel Ladinsky follows the playfulness; the rascal moves well."
—Coleman Barks

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