Robert Bly, Leonard Lewisohn
Title: The Angels Knocking on the Tavern Door: Thirty Poems of Hafez
Binding: Paper Back
Book Condition: New
Publisher: Harper Perennial April 2009
0061138843 / 9780061138843
Seller ID: 123647
The great Persian poet Hafez is so beloved in Iran that almost every family there keeps his Divan close at hand. For some fifteen years, esteemed American poet and author Robert Bly has worked with the great Islamic scholar Leonard Lewisohn to produce this translation, which for the first time captures Hafez's nimbleness, his fierce humor, his astonishing range of thought, and his delight in love--enabling English speakers to fully appreciate the true genius of this master of the ghazal form, one of the greatest inventions in the history of poetry.