The Angels Knocking on the Tavern Door: Thirty Poems of Hafez

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At last in English is a wide selection from the great Persian poet Hafez, so beloved in Iran that almost every family there keeps his Divan close at hand. When Robert Bly and Coleman Barks visited Iran, they heard schoolchildren singing Hafez poems at his graveside. For some fifteen years, the great Islamic scholar Leonard Lewisohn has worked with Robert Bly to produce this translation, which for the first time carries into English Hafez's nimbleness, his fierce humor directed at the mullahs, his astonishing range of ...

The Angels Knocking on the Tavern Door: Thirty Poems of Hafez 2008, HarperTorch, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780061138836

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