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Intoxication, Earthly and Heavenly

Seven Studies on the Poet Hafiz of Shiraz


Michael Glünz and Johann Christoph Bürgel

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.
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?