KAMAL AD-DIN ISFAHANI 'The Creator of Subtle Thoughts' SELECTED POEMS: (Large Print & Large Format Edition) (Large Print / Paperback)

KAMAL AD-DIN ISFAHANI 'The Creator of Subtle Thoughts' SELECTED POEMS: (Large Print & Large Format Edition) By Paul Smith (Translator), Kamal Ad Isfahani Cover Image
By Paul Smith (Translator), Kamal Ad Isfahani
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KAMAL AD-DIN ISFAHANI 'The Creator of Subtle Thoughts' SELECTED POEMS (Large Print & Large Format Edition) Translation & Introduction by Paul Smith Kamal al-din Isma'il (1172-1238) known as 'The Creator of Subtle Thoughts' was the son of the court poet Jamal al-din and was one of the last of the great poets of the early days in Isfahan. Both father and son praised their city and the same patrons but Kamal al-din considered himself not only a court poet but a Sufi or Dervish. His qasidas in the style of 'Iraqi were greatly admired and some were said to 'reach the summit of perfection' but it is his many much loved human and divine ruba'is that his fame now rests upon. Here is the largest number of his ruba'is ever translated into English, plus one ghazal. Included in the Introduction... the Life and Times of Kamal al-din and a history of the ruba'i and examples by its greatest exponents and a chapter on Sufi Poetry. The correct rhyme-structure has been kept and the beauty and meaning of these beautiful, mystical, loving, sometimes satirical four-line poems. Large Print (18pt) & Large Format (8" x 10") Paperback Edition. 196 pages. Paul Smith (b. 1945) is a poet, author and translator of many books of Sufi poets of the Persian, Arabic, Urdu, Turkish, Pashtu and other languages including Hafiz, Sadi, Nizami, Rumi, 'Attar, Sana'i, Jahan Khatun, Obeyd Zakani, Nesimi, Kabir, Anvari, Ansari, Jami, Khayyam, Rudaki, Yunus Emre, Lalla Ded, Bulleh Shah, Rahman Baba, Baba Farid, Mahsati, Mu'in, Amir Khusrau, Iqbal, Ghalib and many others, and his own poetry, fiction, plays, biographies, children's books and 12 screenplays. amazon.com/author/smithpa.
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ISBN: 9781079022438
ISBN-10: 1079022430
Large Print: Yes
Publisher: Independently Published
Publication Date: February 8th, 2020
Pages: 198
Language: English