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Persia's Great Sufi Jester OBEYD ZAKANI Selected Poems & Satirical Prose (Large Print & Large Format Edition) Translation and Introduction Paul Smith Obeyd Zakani (b. 1300) is an important a figure in Persian and Sufi literature and poetry. His satire, humorous stories, ribald and obscene poems, social commentary, mystical ghazals, prose, ruba'is, qit'as and his famous epi Persia's Great Sufi Jester OBEYD ZAKANI Selected Poems & Satirical Prose (Large Print & Large Format Edition) Translation and Introduction Paul Smith Obeyd Zakani (b. 1300) is an important a figure in Persian and Sufi literature and poetry. His satire, humorous stories, ribald and obscene poems, social commentary, mystical ghazals, prose, ruba'is, qit'as and his famous epic qasida 'Cat & Mouse' are popular today and are more relevant than ever. He is considered to be one of the world's greatest satirist and social-commentator whose life and mystical poems had a great influence on his student and friend Hafiz and many others. This is the largest selection of his works available in English. The correct rhyme-structure has been kept as well as the beauty and meaning of these sometimes rude, funny and mystical poems and prose. Introduction... Life, Times & Works. Selected Bibliography. Large print (16pt) & Large Format (7" x 10") Edition 372 pages. Paul Smith (b. 1945) is a poet, author and translator of many books of Sufi poets of the Persian, Arabic, Urdu, Turkish, Pashtu and other languages... including Hafiz, Sadi, Nizami, Rumi, 'Attar, Sana'i, Jahan Khatun, Obeyd Zakani, Nesimi, Kabir, Anvari, Ansari, Jami, Khayyam, Rudaki, Yunus Emre, Lalla Ded, Ghalib, Rahman Baba, Makhfi, Amir Khusrau, 'Iraqi, Iqbal, Seemab, Jigar, Ibn 'Arabi, Ibn al-Farid, Abu Nuwas, Dara Shikoh and many others, as well as his own poetry, fiction, plays, biographies, children's books and a dozen screenplays. amazon.com/author/smithpa


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Persia's Great Sufi Jester OBEYD ZAKANI Selected Poems & Satirical Prose (Large Print & Large Format Edition) Translation and Introduction Paul Smith Obeyd Zakani (b. 1300) is an important a figure in Persian and Sufi literature and poetry. His satire, humorous stories, ribald and obscene poems, social commentary, mystical ghazals, prose, ruba'is, qit'as and his famous epi Persia's Great Sufi Jester OBEYD ZAKANI Selected Poems & Satirical Prose (Large Print & Large Format Edition) Translation and Introduction Paul Smith Obeyd Zakani (b. 1300) is an important a figure in Persian and Sufi literature and poetry. His satire, humorous stories, ribald and obscene poems, social commentary, mystical ghazals, prose, ruba'is, qit'as and his famous epic qasida 'Cat & Mouse' are popular today and are more relevant than ever. He is considered to be one of the world's greatest satirist and social-commentator whose life and mystical poems had a great influence on his student and friend Hafiz and many others. This is the largest selection of his works available in English. The correct rhyme-structure has been kept as well as the beauty and meaning of these sometimes rude, funny and mystical poems and prose. Introduction... Life, Times & Works. Selected Bibliography. Large print (16pt) & Large Format (7" x 10") Edition 372 pages. Paul Smith (b. 1945) is a poet, author and translator of many books of Sufi poets of the Persian, Arabic, Urdu, Turkish, Pashtu and other languages... including Hafiz, Sadi, Nizami, Rumi, 'Attar, Sana'i, Jahan Khatun, Obeyd Zakani, Nesimi, Kabir, Anvari, Ansari, Jami, Khayyam, Rudaki, Yunus Emre, Lalla Ded, Ghalib, Rahman Baba, Makhfi, Amir Khusrau, 'Iraqi, Iqbal, Seemab, Jigar, Ibn 'Arabi, Ibn al-Farid, Abu Nuwas, Dara Shikoh and many others, as well as his own poetry, fiction, plays, biographies, children's books and a dozen screenplays. amazon.com/author/smithpa

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