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Title: Translations of Hâfiz and their influence on English poetry since 1771 : a study and critical bibliography
Author: Pursglove, Parvin
Awarding Body: University College of Swansea
Current Institution: Swansea University
Date of Award: 1983
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This thesis is divided into two parts. In the first it provides a first-line index of all known English translations of the poems of Hâfiz. The Variorum edition of Hâfiz' poetry, edited by Mas'ud Farzaad is used as a reference text. In the case of every poem in that collection of which one or more English translations have been discovered, the Persian first-line is presented (along with a transliteration in Roman script), followed by, in chronological sequence, the first lines of all English translations. Bibliographical references are provided for each of these translations. Where appropriate, brief notes by way of clarification are included. Part One is completed by an alphabetical list of translators, cross-referenced to the firstline index, and incorporating biographical information and brief critical assessment. Part Two consists of seven chapters, and two appendices. The first chapter introduces Hâfiz and the historical context of his poetry. The second considers some of the problems which face the English translator of Hâfiz and recounts some of the differing approaches and assumptions which characterise the work of various translators. Chapter three surveys the English translations of Hâfiz, with a view to distinguishing the methods of the chief translators. English 'imitations' of Hâfiz are the subject of chapter four, while chapters five and six deal, respectively, with Hâfiz' influence upon English Romanticism, and upon certain Victorian and later writers, notably Lord Tennyson. Chapter seven provides some brief concluding remarks.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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