ḤāFiẓ Shīrāzī - Research Article from Encyclopedia of Religion

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Ḥāfiẓ naturally receives major and special treatment in the standard reference works, including both editions of The Encyclopaedia of Islam (different articles) and the several Western histories of Persian literature. Editions in Persian (none of them fully satisfactory) are numerous, while studies on him and translations of many of the poems abound in most Western languages. Unfortunately, a high proportion of the latter are of indifferent scholarly quality or make no claim to be more than popular and imaginative reworkings; most of them are in any case long since out of print. Some of the best critical studies are recent ones in Persian, and these have not been translated.

Two useful and accessible works are Michael C. Hillmann's Unity in the Ghazals of Hafez, Studies in Middle Eastern Literatures, no. 6 (Minneapolis, 1976), and A. J. Arberry's Fifty Poems of Ḥāfi...

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