By OBEYD ZAKANI,PAUL SMITH
(The final variation)
Translation & creation and so forth by means of Paul Smith
Obeyd Zakani’s Mouse & Cat is a satirical, epic fantasy within the poetic type of the qasida that was once influential on the time it was once composed (14th C.) and has remained so for the prior six hundred years. it really is greater than only a tale for kids (that a few say led to the caricature of Tom & Jerry)… it's a tale of the stupidity of the fake strength of these in energy and a caution to all that such blind ambition continually ends up in destruction by the hands of 1 much more strong. here's a appealing, poetic translation conserving to the proper kind of the recognized qasida illustrated with particular Persian miniatures. incorporated is an extended creation at the lifestyles, instances and Writings of Obeyd Zakani. Appendixes contain… Examples of all different translations into English; Obeyd plays Mouse & Cat for a tender prince (from the Novel/Biog. Hafiz of Shiraz); and the 1st whole Translation into literal English in 1906. chosen Bibliography. 169 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 significance. i'm astonished. If he involves Iran i'm going to kiss the fingertips that wrote this kind of masterpiece encouraged by way of the author of all.” Dr. Mir Mohammad Taghavi (Dr. of Literature) Tehran.
“Superb translations. ninety nine% Hafiz 1% Paul Smith.” Ali Akbar Shapurzman, translator of works in English into Persian and knower of Hafiz’s Divan off through heart.
“Smith has most likely prepare the best number of literary proof and background touching 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 Khatun, Obeyd Zakani, Nesimi, Kabir, Anvari, Ansari, Jami, Khayyam, Rudaki, Yunus Emre and so on, in addition to poetry, fiction, performs, biographies, children’s books and screenplays.
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