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After Tomorrow the Days Disappear: Ghazals and Other Poems - Northwestern World Classics (Paperback)
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After Tomorrow the Days Disappear: Ghazals and Other Poems - Northwestern World Classics (Paperback)

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Paperback 144 Pages / Published: 31/12/2015
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Hasan Sijzi is considered the originator of the Indo-Persian ghazal, a poetic form that endures to this day-from the legacy of Hasan's poetic descendent, Hafez, to contemporary Anglophone poets such as John Hollander, Maxine Kumin, Agha Shahid Ali, and W. S. Merwin.

As with other Persian poets, Hasan worked within a highly regulated set of poetic conventions that brought into relief the interpenetration of apparent opposites-metaphysical and material, mysterious and quotidian, death and desire, sacred andprofane, fleeting time and eternity. Within these strictures, he crafted a poetics that blended Sufi Islam with non-Muslim Indic traditions. Of the Persian poets who practiced the ghazal, Hafez and Rumi are best known to Western readers, but their verse representsonly a small fraction of a rich tradition. This collection reveals the geographical range of the literature while introducing an Indian voice that will find a place on readers' bookshelves alongside well-known Iranian names.

Publisher: Northwestern University Press
ISBN: 9780810132306
Number of pages: 144
Weight: 525 g
Dimensions: 197 x 130 x 13 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

"Not only is "After Tomorrow the Days Disappear" a valuable addition to the corpus of world literature in translation, making available to a much larger audience poetry of one of the pioneers of a form that has captivated the Oriental and Occidental imagination alike, but it is also a timely book, appearing in English at a time when the world and its many ideologies needs it. While reading and appreciating this astonishingly beautiful poetry that has come to shape not only Indian and Indo-Persian cultures and literatures but culture and literature across all continents, let us not forget that its author was from a family of immigrants. On these pages, we read not only Hasan Sijzi but also a kind of history of migration. It is a somewhat ancient account of retaining as well as enriching one s cultural identity in a foreign land, an account which also happens to be a very modern one." --Saudamini Deo, "3: AM Magazine""


"Not only is After Tomorrow the Days Disappear a valuable addition to the corpus of world literature in translation, making available to a much larger audience poetry of one of the pioneers of a form that has captivated the Oriental and Occidental imagination alike, but it is also a timely book, appearing in English at a time when the world and its many ideologies needs it. While reading and appreciating this astonishingly beautiful poetry that has come to shape not only Indian and Indo-Persian cultures and literatures but culture and literature across all continents, let us not forget that its author was from a family of immigrants. On these pages, we read not only Hasan Sijzi but also a kind of history of migration. It is a somewhat ancient account of retaining as well as enriching one's cultural identity in a foreign land, an account which also happens to be a very modern one." --3: AM Magazine


"Enthusiasts of Persian literature, Translation Studies, Iranian Studies and South Asian Studies should be delighted at the news of this English language translation, 'the most extensive to date' in the translator's words, of the poetry of Hasan Sijzi" --Middle East Studies Journal

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