'The ball and the polo stick' or, 'Book of ecstasy'

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Book Description Createspace, United States, 2014. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 254 x 178 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. The Book of Ecstasy or. The Ball Polo-stick by Arifi Translation Introduction Paul Smith Written by Maulana Mahmud Arifi (1389 - 1449) one of the last great Sufi poets of the Classical Period of Persian Poetry the Hal-nama or Book of Ecstasy often referred to as The Ball Polo-stick an allegory in which the ball and the polo-stick are personified as types of Sufi mystical love and all the images are from the game of polo or as it was known at the time in Persia as chaugan. Arifi composed it, as he states in the epilogue of the 513 couplets masnavi. in two weeks in 1439 when he was fifty. In their introduction to their excellent literal translation of this poem Wheeler M. Thackston, Jr. and Hossein Ziai state: The underlying theme of Arifi s work is self-sacrificing love, a conceptualization that was derived from the Sufi ideal of love, this love not only by definition is unrequited but also demands the ultimate death of the lover. In terms of mystical speculative philosophy, the death of the lover is the annihilation of selfhood and self-awareness, or ego-consciousness, or, in other terms, the total absorption of the lover s own consciousness of self into that of the beloved. On the purely mystical level, this represents the annihilation of the individual soul, the lover, into the godhead, the beloved. This is the first translation in the poetic form of the masnavi. The Introduction contains chapters on The Life Times of Arifi, The Game of Polo, Polo in Persian Sufi Poetry, The Masnavi in Persian Poetry and a Selected Bibliography. Three Appendixes: A Literal Translation by R.S. Greenshields, The Persian Text, and on The Buzkashi. Large Format 7 x 10 Pages 226 COMMENTS ON PAUL SMITH S TRANSLATION OF HAFIZ S DIVAN . It is not a joke. the English version of ALL the ghazals of Hafiz is a great feat and of paramount importance. Dr. Mir Mohammad Taghavi (Dr. of Literature) Tehran. Superb translations. 99 Hafiz 1 Paul Smith. Ali Akbar Shapurzman, translator and knower of Hafiz s Divan off by heart. I was very impressed with the beauty of these books. Dr. R.K. Barz. Faculty of Asian Studies, Australian National University. Paul Smith is a poet, author and translator of over 130 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, Mu in, Amir Khusrau, Nesimi, Kabir, Anvari, Ansari, Jami, Khayyam, Rudaki, Yunus Emre, Shah Latif, Bulleh Shah and many others, and his own poetry, fiction, plays, biographies, children s books and screenplays. Bookseller Inventory # APC9781505466607

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Book Description Createspace, United States, 2014. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 254 x 178 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.The Book of Ecstasy or. The Ball Polo-stick by Arifi Translation Introduction Paul Smith Written by Maulana Mahmud Arifi (1389 - 1449) one of the last great Sufi poets of the Classical Period of Persian Poetry the Hal-nama or Book of Ecstasy often referred to as The Ball Polo-stick an allegory in which the ball and the polo-stick are personified as types of Sufi mystical love and all the images are from the game of polo or as it was known at the time in Persia as chaugan. Arifi composed it, as he states in the epilogue of the 513 couplets masnavi. in two weeks in 1439 when he was fifty. In their introduction to their excellent literal translation of this poem Wheeler M. Thackston, Jr. and Hossein Ziai state: The underlying theme of Arifi s work is self-sacrificing love, a conceptualization that was derived from the Sufi ideal of love, this love not only by definition is unrequited but also demands the ultimate death of the lover. In terms of mystical speculative philosophy, the death of the lover is the annihilation of selfhood and self-awareness, or ego-consciousness, or, in other terms, the total absorption of the lover s own consciousness of self into that of the beloved. On the purely mystical level, this represents the annihilation of the individual soul, the lover, into the godhead, the beloved. This is the first translation in the poetic form of the masnavi. The Introduction contains chapters on The Life Times of Arifi, The Game of Polo, Polo in Persian Sufi Poetry, The Masnavi in Persian Poetry and a Selected Bibliography. Three Appendixes: A Literal Translation by R.S. Greenshields, The Persian Text, and on The Buzkashi. Large Format 7 x 10 Pages 226 COMMENTS ON PAUL SMITH S TRANSLATION OF HAFIZ S DIVAN . It is not a joke. the English version of ALL the ghazals of Hafiz is a great feat and of paramount importance. Dr. Mir Mohammad Taghavi (Dr. of Literature) Tehran. Superb translations. 99 Hafiz 1 Paul Smith. Ali Akbar Shapurzman, translator and knower of Hafiz s Divan off by heart. I was very impressed with the beauty of these books. Dr. R.K. Barz. Faculty of Asian Studies, Australian National University. Paul Smith is a poet, author and translator of over 130 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, Mu in, Amir Khusrau, Nesimi, Kabir, Anvari, Ansari, Jami, Khayyam, Rudaki, Yunus Emre, Shah Latif, Bulleh Shah and many others, and his own poetry, fiction, plays, biographies, children s books and screenplays. Bookseller Inventory # APC9781505466607

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Book Description CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. Paperback. Book Condition: New. This item is printed on demand. Paperback. 242 pages. Dimensions: 10.0in. x 7.0in. x 0.6in.The Book of Ecstasy or The Ball and Polo-stick by Arifi Translation and Introduction Paul Smith Written by Maulana Mahmud Arifi (1389 1449) one of the last great Sufi poets of the Classical Period of Persian Poetry the Hal-nama or Book of Ecstasy often referred to as The Ball and Polo-stick an allegory in which the ball and the polo-stick are personified as types of Sufi mystical love and all the images are from the game of polo or as it was known at the time in Persia as chaugan. Arifi composed it, as he states in the epilogue of the 513 couplets masnavi in two weeks in 1439 when he was fifty. In their introduction to their excellent literal translation of this poem Wheeler M. Thackston, Jr. and Hossein Ziai state: The underlying theme of Arifis work is self-sacrificing love, a conceptualization that was derived from the Sufi ideal of love, this love not only by definition is unrequited but also demands the ultimate death of the lover. In terms of mystical speculative philosophy, the death of the lover is the annihilation of selfhood and self-awareness, or ego-consciousness, or, in other terms, the total absorption of the lovers own consciousness of self into that of the beloved. On the purely mystical level, this represents the annihilation of the individual soul, the lover, into the godhead, the beloved. This is the first translation in the poetic form of the masnavi. The Introduction contains chapters on The Life and Times of Arifi, The Game of Polo, Polo in Persian and Sufi Poetry, The Masnavi in Persian Poetry and a Selected Bibliography. Three Appendixes: A Literal Translation by R. S. Greenshields, The Persian Text, and on The Buzkashi. Large Format 7 x 10 Pages 226 COMMENTS ON PAUL SMITHS TRANSLATION OF HAFIZS DIVAN. It is not a joke. . . the English version of ALL the ghazals of Hafiz is a great feat and of paramount importance. Dr. Mir Mohammad Taghavi (Dr. of Literature) Tehran. Superb translations. 99 Hafiz 1 Paul Smith. Ali Akbar Shapurzman, translator and knower of Hafizs Divan off by heart. I was very impressed with the beauty of these books. Dr. R. K. Barz. Faculty of Asian Studies, Australian National University. Paul Smith is a poet, author and translator of over 130 books of Sufi poets of the Persian, Arabic, Urdu, Turkish, Pashtu and other languages including Hafiz, Sadi, Nizami, Rumi, Attar, Sanai, Jahan Khatun, Obeyd Zakani, Muin, Amir Khusrau, Nesimi, Kabir, Anvari, Ansari, Jami, Khayyam, Rudaki, Yunus Emre, Shah Latif, Bulleh Shah and many others, and his own poetry, fiction, plays, biographies, childrens books and screenplays. www. newhumanitybooksbookheaven. com This item ships from La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Bookseller Inventory # 9781505466607

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Book Description Luzac & Co., London, 1931. 1st ed.. Edited by R.S. Greenshields. Text in Persian. Page fore-edge a little foxed; binding tight; gilt bright. Used - Very Good. VG hardback in green cloth. Bookseller Inventory # BOOKS134047I

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Book Description Luzac & Co., London, 1931. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. Ed. R.S. Greenshields (illustrator). First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. This is a truly lovely first edition of one of polo's classic titles. The original author of the work is also known as Arifi of Herat, a 15th century poet. The work refers to the Sufi ideal of unrequited love and forms a direct link between the modern game of polo and its Eastern origins. The editor was a well-known Oriental scholar who died in the mid-1930s. The book has handsome green cloth boards with an elaborate, blind-stamped fielding and very bright gilt titling. Inside is printed on high quality paper and is free from marks and inscriptions. The boards have almost no wear and the whole book is very nearly Fine. English introduction/Persian text. 31 pages. This book comes from our partners, Blacklock's Books, the world's leading stockists of polo titles. For more information, please visit BLACKLOCKSPOLOART. Bookseller Inventory # 002303

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Book Description Luzac, London, 1931. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Sufi teachings of the 15th century, sprache: Persian, rare 1st (later) edition, edited by R. S. Greenshields, G+ or better as a few smudge marks on green cover. Bookseller Inventory # 105246

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