Borrowed Ware: Medieval Persian Epigrams

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Anvil Press Poetry, 1996 - Poetry - 119 pages
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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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Contents

Introduction
11
A Geographical and Historical Note
29
Mohammad Abdah
42
Ashhari
57
Saber
71
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About the author (1996)

Dick Davis was born in 1945. He teaches Persian at Ohio State University; as well as his collections of his own poetry, Davis has published a number of translations from the Persian.

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