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I Heard God Laughing: Poems of Hope and Joy

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Acclaimed translator Dick Davis breathes new life into the timeless works of three masters of 14th-century Persian literature

 

Together, Hafez, a giant of world literature; Jahan Malek Khatun, an eloquent princess; and Obayd-e Zakani, a dissolute satirist, represent one of the most remarkable literary flowerings of any era. All three lived in the famed city of Shiraz, a provincial capital of south-central Iran, and all three drew support from arts-loving rulers during a time better known for its violence than its creative brilliance. Here Dick Davis, an award-winning poet widely considered “our finest translator of Persian poetry” (The Times Literary Supplement), presents a diverse selection of some of the best poems by these world-renowned authors and shows us the spiritual and secular aspects of love, in varieties embracing every aspect of the human heart.

A Choice Magazine Outstanding Academic Title for 2013

For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

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The first full-length volume of Rumi’s cherished verse by bestselling poet Daniel Ladinsky

Renowned for his poignant renderings of Hafiz’s mystical texts, Daniel Ladinsky captures the beauty, intimacy, and musicality of another of Islam’s most beloved poets and spiritual thinkers. In collaboration here with Nancy Owen Barton, and with learned insight and a delicate touch, they explore the nuances of desire—that universal emotion—in verse inspired by Rumi’s love and admiration for his companion and spiritual teacher, Shams-e Tabriz. These poems thoughtfully capture the compelling wisdom of one of Islam’s most revered artistic and religious voices and one of the most widely read poets in the English language.

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"If you haven't yet had the delight of dining with Daniel Ladinsky's sweet, playful renderings of the musings of the great saints, I Heard God Laughing is a perfect appetizer. . . . This newly released edition of his first playful foray into Hafiz's divinely inspired poetry is essential reading . . . . Ladinsky is a master who will be remembered for finally bringing Hafiz alive in the West."

-Alexandra Marks, The Christian Science Monitor

About the Author

Daniel Ladinsky is an acclaimed translator of mystical poetry. For six years, he made his home in a spiritual community in western India, where he worked and lived with the intimate disciples and family of Avatar Meher Baba. This is his fourth volume of Hafiz poetry in translation.

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pam redmer, July 31, 2008 (view all comments by pam redmer)
In the noisy, crazy, fearful 21st century, Hafiz laughs gently, exhuberently in your ear. Hafiz dares us to be free to love life and be delighted with all with see. Dan Landinsky's translation are brilliant, shining this light through the centuries, letting us in on the great, but simple, secrets of joyful living.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780143037811
Author:
Hafiz
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Translator:
Ladinsky, Daniel
Author:
Zakani, Obayd-e
Author:
Rumi, Mevlana Jalaluddin
Author:
Hafez
Author:
Davis, Dick
Author:
Khatun, Jahan Malek
Author:
Ladinsky, Daniel
Author:
Khatun, Jahan
Author:
Barton, Nancy Owen
Subject:
Middle Eastern
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
Persian poetry
Subject:
Anthologies-Miscellaneous International Poetry
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Penguin Classics Deluxe Editio
Publication Date:
20061031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
8.54x5.94x.34 in. .31 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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The first full-length volume of Rumi’s cherished verse by bestselling poet Daniel Ladinsky

Renowned for his poignant renderings of Hafiz’s mystical texts, Daniel Ladinsky captures the beauty, intimacy, and musicality of another of Islam’s most beloved poets and spiritual thinkers. In collaboration here with Nancy Owen Barton, and with learned insight and a delicate touch, they explore the nuances of desire—that universal emotion—in verse inspired by Rumi’s love and admiration for his companion and spiritual teacher, Shams-e Tabriz. These poems thoughtfully capture the compelling wisdom of one of Islam’s most revered artistic and religious voices and one of the most widely read poets in the English language.

"Synopsis" by , "If you haven't yet had the delight of dining with Daniel Ladinsky's sweet, playful renderings of the musings of the great saints, I Heard God Laughing is a perfect appetizer. . . . This newly released edition of his first playful foray into Hafiz's divinely inspired poetry is essential reading . . . . Ladinsky is a master who will be remembered for finally bringing Hafiz alive in the West."

-Alexandra Marks, The Christian Science Monitor

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