Borrowed Ware: Medieval Persian Epigrams
Anvil Press Poetry, 1996 - Poetry - 119 pages
In Borrowed Ware', Dick Davis brings together a wide range of shorter poems by poets from the classic' period of Persian literature. It makes a fascinating introduction to a literature that is little known in the West, and incidentally provides insights into a vanished and extraordinary way of life.
The book contains a lucid and entertaining introduction, and informative headnotes on each of the 68 poets whose work is included.
After graduating from King's College Cambridge, Dick Davis worked as a teacher in various places around the world including Iran, where he lived and worked for eight years. He was Northern Arts Literary Fellow at Durham and Newcastle (1985-7), and he now teaches Persian at Ohio State University. Borrowed Ware' is published simultaneously with his new collection of original poetry, Touchwood'.
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