Borrowed Ware: Medieval Persian Epigrams
by Mehdi Khansari;Dick Davis (9780934211383)

Borrowed Ware: Medieval Persian Epigrams
 

Mehdi Khansari;Dick Davis


Release Date: 01 June 2004
Format: Paperback
Pages: 212
Category: Architectural & Industrial
ISBN: 9780934211383
ISBN-10: 0934211388



In "Borrowed Ware, poet and translator Dick Davis brings together a collection of epigrams by poets from the "classic" period of Persian literature. It makes a fascinating introduction to a literature that is little known in the West, and incidentally provides insight into a vanished and extraordinary way of life. Davis's prodigious scholarship of Persian poetry has enabled him to select a wide range of poems, from both famous and little-known poets. The result is some to the best English translations of Persian poetry ever. Davis has maintained exceptional faithfulness to the original Persian while recasting the poems grace and drive in English. The book also contains a lucid and entertaining introduction, and informative notes on each of the sixty-eight poets whose work is included. Each poem is faced by the text in delicate Persian "nasta'liq calligraphy by Amir Hossein Tabnak

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