By PAUL SMITH
An Autobiography in Poetry through… Paul Smith
Born in Melbourne, Australia, in 1945, Paul Smith started composing poems within the old Persian type of the ghazal on the age of 6 on his approach to institution. listed here are so much of his poems composed during the last forty five years… free-form, rhyming, ruba’is, ghazals, masnavis and so on. listed below are poems composed at domestic or traveling within the East and the U.S.A whereas giving readings of his poetry and translations. listed here are poems of a private nature, approximately human love & grief, approximately evolution and God and guy and the surroundings and the prior, current and destiny. some of the poems have been composed whereas translating the works of Hafiz, Sadi, Nizami, Rumi, Kabir, Obeyd Zakani, Jahan Khutan and so on and whereas writing novels, screenplays, children’s books and performs the place he persisted to inform the interior and outer tale of his passage via this mysterious and lovely and infrequently very painful lifestyles. 637 pages in paperback.
COMMENTS ON PAUL SMITH’S TRANSLATION OF HAFIZ’S ‘DIVAN’.
“It isn't a joke... the English model of all of the ghazals of Hafiz is a brilliant feat and of paramount value. i'm astonished. If he involves Iran i'm going to kiss the fingertips that wrote this sort of masterpiece encouraged through the writer of all.” Dr. Mir Mohammad Taghavi (Dr. of Literature) Tehran.
“Superb translations. ninety nine% Hafiz 1% Paul Smith.” Ali Akbar Shapurzman, translator into Persian and knower of Hafiz’s Divan off through heart.
“I used to be very inspired with the wonderful thing about those books.” Dr. R.K. Barz. college of Asian experiences, Australian nationwide college.
“Smith has most likely prepare the best number of literary proof and historical past bearing on Hafiz.” Daniel Ladinsky (Penguin Books author).
Paul Smith is a poet, writer and translator of over eighty books of Sufi poets of the Persian, Arabic, Urdu, Turkish, Pashtu and different languages, together with Hafiz, Sadi, Nizami, Rumi, ‘Attar, Sana’i, Jahan, Obeyd Zakani, Nesimi, Kabir, Anvari, Ansari, Jami, Khayyam, Rudaki, Yunus Emre and so forth, in addition to poetry, fiction, performs, biographies and screenplays.
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