Hafiz of Shiraz whose poems inspired Goethe to compose his «West-östlicher Divan» is the most highly esteemed and most popular among the masters of Persian poetry. The seven essays gathered in this volume - which is being published in commemoration of the 600th anniversary of the poet's death - explore various methods of approach to Hafiz's lyrical poetry.
Bern, Frankfurt/M., New York, Paris, 1991. II, 164 pp., 2 tab.
Contents: Ambiguity in the use of religious terminology - The reception of Hafiz - The poet's heart and the poetic system
of the ghazal - Lire Hafiz - The ghazal as fiction - La structure lexicale des ghazals - Hafiz: a false friend?