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Hafez’s Poetry in German and Persian

Hafez’s Poetry in German and PersianHafez’s Poetry in German and Persian

Tehran-based Ketabsara-ye-Nik Publication has published a book of selected poems by celebrated Persian poet Hafez (1315-1390) in German and Persian. Titled ‘400 Ghazals from Divan-e-Hafiz’, the German poems are renderings of Austrian diplomat and orientalist Vinzenz Rosenzweig von Schwannau (1791–1865). Iranian poet and translator Ali Abdollahi, 50, has edited the German poems for the new edition, Mehr News Agency reported. In international literature, Hafez’s name is closely associated with  German writer and poet Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. This is directly attributable to the status Goethe accords Hafez in his collection of lyrical poems ‘West-östlicher Divan’, first published in 1819.  

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