The True Subject: Selected Poems

The True Subject Selected Poems In this bilingual edition of Faiz Ahmed Faiz s mature work Naomi Lazard captures his universal appeal a voice of great pathos charm and authenticity that has until now been little known in the Engl

  • Title: The True Subject: Selected Poems
  • Author: Faiz Ahmad Faiz Naomi Lazard
  • ISBN: 9780691067049
  • Page: 303
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In this bilingual edition of Faiz Ahmed Faiz s mature work, Naomi Lazard captures his universal appeal a voice of great pathos, charm, and authenticity that has until now been little known in the English speaking world.Originally published in 1987.The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print on demand technology to again make available previously out of print booksIn this bilingual edition of Faiz Ahmed Faiz s mature work, Naomi Lazard captures his universal appeal a voice of great pathos, charm, and authenticity that has until now been little known in the English speaking world.Originally published in 1987.The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print on demand technology to again make available previously out of print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

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    1. Before You Cameby Faiz Ahmed FaizBefore you came things were just what they were:the road precisely a road, the horizon fixed,the limit of what could be seen,a glass of wine no more than a glass of wine.With you the world took on the spectrumradiating from my heart: your eyes goldas they open to me, slate the colourthat falls each time I lose all hope.With your advent roses burst into flame:you were the artist of dried-up leaves, sorceresswho flicked her wrist to change dust into soot.You lacque [...]

    2. I expected to love this collection of Faiz Ahmed Faiz’s late work, and Naomi Lazard worked directly with the poet on the translations before he died. I don’t know from Urdu, so the renderings may be accurate. But the plainspoken, no-nonsense directness of the English tends to turn Faiz from a popular, intensely political Urdu poet into an understated, odorless sentimentalist whose work would pass muster in almost any mainstream poetry magazine. Lazard explains in her intro that the passive c [...]

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