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Three Poets in Conversation (Between the Lines) by Dick Davis
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.19" Width: 5.83" Height: 0.55" Weight: 0.57 lbs.
Release Date Feb 15, 2007
Publisher Between the Lines(CA)
ISBN 1903291143 ISBN13 9781903291146
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Persian lyric poet Hafiz (born Khw ja amsu d-D n Mu ammad H fez-e r z ) grew up in Shiraz. Very little is known about his life, but it is thought that he may have memorized the Qur anafter hearing his father recite passages. He became a poet at the court of Abu Ishak and also taught at a religious college. As the author of numerous ghazals expressing love, spirituality, and protest, he is one of the most celebrated of the Persian poets andand his influence can be felt to this day. Dick Davisis a translator, a poet, and a scholar of Persian literature who has published more than twenty books. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and has taught at the University of California at Santa Barbara and Ohio State University. He lives in Columbus, Ohio.is the foremost English-speaking scholar of medieval Persian poetry now working in the West. He read English at Cambridge, lived in Iran for eight years (where he met and married his Iranian wife Afkham Darbandi), then completed a PhD in Medieval Persian Literature at the University of Manchester. He has resided for extended periods in both Greece and Italy (his translations include works from Italian), and has taught at both the University of California and at Ohio State University, where he was for nine years Professor of Persian and Chair of the Department of Near Eastern Languages, retiring from that position in 2012. In all, he has published more than twenty books, including the award-winning poetry collections Seeing the World and Belonging. His translations include Ferdowsi's Shahnameh: the Persian Book of Kings and Farid ud-Din Attar's The Conference of the Birds. The Times Literary Supplement has called him 'our finest translator of Persian poetry'."
Dick Davis currently resides in Columbus Indianapolis Indianap, in the state of Ohio. Dick Davis was born in 1945.
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