Meeting Hafiz

Duwell, Martin (1999) Meeting Hafiz. AQ: Australian Quarterly, 71 1: 14-17.


Author Duwell, Martin
Title Meeting Hafiz
Journal name AQ: Australian Quarterly   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0005-0091
1443-3605
Publication date 1999-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 71
Issue 1
Start page 14
End page 17
Total pages 4
Editor Paul Best
Place of publication Sydney, NSW, Australia
Publisher Australian Institute of Political Science
Collection year 1999
Language eng
Subject C4
780199 Other
420202 Australian and New Zealand
Formatted abstract
The poems of Hafiz, considered the finest of the Persian poets, are often extremely disjunctive. They do not translate well since the very act of making an English poem out of one of them encourages a spurious meditative consistency that the originals simply don't have or want. Even Sir William Jones, who in his A Grammar of the Persian Language of 1771 translated and helped to popularise one of the most beautiful of these poems, couldn't escape this distortion.
Q-Index Code C4
Additional Notes Published under "Essay". This article won first runner-up in the inaugural AQ 1998 Essay competition.

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Communication and Arts Publications
 
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