THE FIRST PERFECT MASTER AND POET
In a series of nine nightly conversations between a Master and some close devotees this is a long-overdue exploration and discovery and appreciation of the real spiritual status of Adam, the first God-realized human being and the first poet. Using poetry and texts of the greatest Sufi and other mystical poets this first Perfect Master's life and role is revealed and praised. The poets and Spiritual Masters include Adam Himself, Hafiz, Ibn 'Arabi, Shahin of Shiraz, 'Iraqi, Jili, Mansur Hallaj, Khushal Khan Khattak, Rumi, Ansari, Nizami, Shabistari, Suhrawardi, Mu'in ud-din Chishti, Sadi, Ibn al-Farid, Iqbal and Paul. The correct rhyme-structure has been kept as well as the beauty and meaning of these poems. 222 pages in the paperback.
COMMENTS ON PAUL SMITH'S TRANSLATION OF HAFIZ'S 'DIVAN'.
"It is not a joke... the English version of ALL the ghazals of Hafiz is a great feat and of paramount importance. I am astonished. If he comes to Iran I will kiss the fingertips that wrote such a masterpiece." Dr. Mir Mohammad Taghavi (Dr. of Literature) Tehran.
"Superb translations. 99% Hafiz 1% Paul Smith." Ali Akbar Shapurzman, translator of works into Persian and knower of Hafiz's Divan off by heart.
"Smith has probably put together the greatest collection of literary facts and history concerning Hafiz." Daniel Ladinsky (Penguin Books author).
"I was very impressed with the beauty of these books." Dr. R.K. Barz. Faculty of Asian Studies, Australian National University.
Paul Smith is a poet, author and translator of over 80 books of Sufi poets of the Persian, Arabic, Urdu, Turkish, Pashtu and other languages including Hafiz, Sadi, Nizami, Rumi, 'Attar, Sana'i, Jahan Khatun, Obeyd Zakani, Mu'in, Amir Khusrau, Nesimi, Kabir, Anvari, Ansari, Jami, Omar Khayyam, Rudaki, Yunus Emre, Shah Latif, Bulleh Shah and many others, and his own poetry, fiction, plays, biographies, children's books and 12 screenplays. www.newhumanitybooksbookheaven.com
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