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Title Ghalib : selected poems and letters / edited and translated by Frances W. Pritchett and Owen T.A. Cornwall.
Imprint New York : Columbia University Press, 2017.
Description 1 online resource (vii, 208 pages).
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Series Translations from the Asian classics
Translations from the Asian classics.
Contents Frontmatter -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction: Ghalib's Life and Times -- Part One: Ghazals -- Part Two: Ghazal Verses -- Part Three: Other Genres -- Notes -- Appendix 1. Ghalib's Comments on His Own Verses -- Appendix 2. Ghalib Concordance, with Standard Divan Numbers -- Glossary of Technical Terms and Proper Names -- Bibliography -- Index -- Urdu Text.
Summary This selection of poetry and prose by Ghalib provides an accessible and wide-ranging introduction to the preeminent Urdu poet of the nineteenth century. Ghalib's poems, especially his ghazals, remain beloved throughout South Asia for their arresting intelligence and lively wit. His letters--informal, humorous, and deeply personal--reveal the vigor of his prose style and the warmth of his friendships. These careful translations allow readers with little or no knowledge of Urdu to appreciate the wide range of Ghalib's poetry, from his gift for extreme simplicity to his taste for unresolvable complexities of structure. Beginning with a critical introduction for nonspecialists and specialists alike, Frances Pritchett and Owen Cornwall present a selection of Ghalib's works, carefully annotating details of poetic form. Their translation maintains line-for-line accuracy and thereby preserves complex poetic devices that play upon the tension between the two lines of each verse. The book includes whole ghazals, selected individual verses from other ghazals, poems in other genres, and letters. The book also includes a glossary, the Urdu text of the original poetry, and an appendix containing Ghalib's comments on his own verses.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Print version record.
In English.
Subject Ghalib, Mirza Asadullah Khan, 1797-1869 -- Translations into English.
Ghalib, Mirza Asadullah Khan, 1797-1869 -- Correspondence.
Urdu poetry -- Translations into English.
RELIGION -- Islam -- General.
Ghalib, Mirza Asadullah Khan, 1797-1869. (OCoLC)fst00054220
Urdu poetry. (OCoLC)fst01162838
Genre Personal correspondence. (OCoLC)fst01919948
Translations. (OCoLC)fst01423791
Electronic books.
Addl. Author Pritchett, Frances W., 1947-
Cornwall, Owen T. A.
OverDrive, Inc., distributor.
Related To Print version: Ghalib : selected poems and letters. New York, [New York] : Columbia University Press, ©2017 vii, 131 pages Translations from the Asian classics. 9780231182065
ISBN 0231544006 (electronic bk.)
9780231544009 (electronic bk.)
Standard # 10.7312/ghal18206 doi

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