BORROWED WARE: Medieval Persian Epigrams by Dick--Ed. & Trans. Davis

BORROWED WARE: Medieval Persian Epigrams

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Whatever these short and witty epigrams sound like in their original language-which is included here for those who can read such calligraphy{-they are delightful as re-created in English by Davis, a poet and professor of Persian: All drawn from the classic period of Persian poetry (the 10th through 16th centuries), these public and formal poems--whether capturing a moment's mood or praising a courtier--come alive in Davis's scrupulous translations, invigorated with a user-friendly scholarly apparatus.

Pub Date: April 1st, 1998
Page count: 208pp
Publisher: Mage