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Davis, Dick 1945-

Overview
Works: 65 works in 206 publications in 1 language and 7,262 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Illustrations  Poetry  History  Bibliography  Manuscripts  Quotations  Parodies, imitations, etc  Artists' books 
Roles: Editor, Translator, Illustrator, Signer
Classifications: PK6513, 891.551
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Most widely held works by Dick Davis
The conference of the birds by Farīd al-Dīn ʻAṭṭār ( Book )
8 editions published between 1984 and 2011 in English and held by 982 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An allegorical poem about the search of the world's birds for the perfect king illustrates the mystical beliefs of sufism
Shahnameh : the Persian book of kings by Firdawsī ( Book )
17 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 809 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Among the great works of world literature, perhaps one of the least familiar to English readers is the Shahnameh, the national epic of Persia. This prodigious narrative, composed by the poet Ferdowsi between the years 980 and 1010, tells the story of pre-Islamic Iran, beginning in the mythic time of Creation and continuing forward to the Arab invasion in the seventh century. As a window on the world, Shahnameh belongs in the company of such literary masterpieces as Dante's Divine Comedy, the plays of Shakespeare, the epics of Homer--classics whose reach and range bring whole cultures into view. In its pages are unforgettable moments of national triumph and failure, human courage and cruelty, blissful love and bitter grief. Now Dick Davis, the greatest modern translator of Persian poetry, has revisited that poem, turning the finest stories of Ferdowsi's original into an elegant combination of prose and verse
My Uncle Napoleon : a novel by Īraj Pizishkzād ( Book )
6 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and held by 584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A satire on Iranian society featuring an eccentric uncle, a snob with an invented heroic past who worships Napoleon, Hitler and hates the English. It is narrated by his nephew, who is in love with his daughter. The novel was made into a TV series
Wisdom and wilderness : the achievement of Yvor Winters by Dick Davis ( Book )
4 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A trick of sunlight : poems by Dick Davis ( Book )
9 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Belonging : poems by Dick Davis ( Book )
6 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Deepened by Dick Davis's dry wit and the formal rigor of his verse, the poems of Belonging negotiate their way among personal and political divides -- generations in a family; man and woman; the tentative present and our inherited pasts. But much of the writing here is also evidence of a desire for a kind of idealized belonging -- to a clerisy of civilized and humane decency that can be found intermittently in all cultures and is the monopoly of none
Vis & Ramin by Fakhr al-Dīn Gurgānī ( Book )
9 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mobad then bribes Shahru to hand Vis over to him. Mobad's brother Ramin escorts Vis to her new husband and falls in love with her on the way. Vis has no love for Mobad and turns to her old nurse for help... Told in language that is lush, sensual and highly inventive, VIS AND RAMIN is a masterpiece of psychological perceptiveness and characterization. Shahru is worldly and venal, the nurse resourceful and amoral (she will immediately remind Western readers of the nurse in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet), Vis high-spirited and determined, Ramin impetuous and volatile. The hopeless psychological situation of Vis' husband, Mobad, flickers wearily from patience to self-assertion to fury and back again. The origins of VIS AND RAMIN are obscure. The story dates from the time of the Parthians (who ruled Persia from the third century BCE to the third century CE), and certainly existed in oral and perhaps written form before the eleventh century Persian poet Fakhraddin Gorgani composed the version that has come down to us
The lion and the throne by Ehsan Yarshater ( Book )
13 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fathers and sons by Firdawsī ( Book )
6 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sunset of empire by Firdawsī ( Book )
4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Epic and sedition : the case of Ferdowsi's Shāhnāmeh by Dick Davis ( Book )
7 editions published between 1992 and 2006 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Faces of love : Hafez and the poets of Shiraz ( Book )
3 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A giant of world literature, an eloquent princess, a dissolute satirist {u2013} these are the three voices translated from fourteenth-century Persian by Dick Davis in Faces of Love. Together, they represent one of the most remarkable literary flowerings of any era. All three {u2013} Hafez, Jahan Malek Khatun, and Obayd-e Zakani {u2013} lived in Shiraz, a provincial capital in south-central Iran, and all drew support from arts-loving rulers at a time better known for invasions and political violence. Love was a frequent subject of their work: spiritual as well as secular, in varieties embracing every aspect of the human heart." - from the publisher's website
The legend of Seyavash by Firdawsī ( Book )
4 editions published between 1992 and 2004 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Borrowed ware : medieval Persian epigrams by Dick Davis ( Book )
8 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Davis's translation of the best of Persia's medieval short poetry, Borrowed Ware, is a wonderful book, suffused with love, beautifully produced and with a comprehensive introduction to Persian courtly poetry. --The Independent. Many of the best poems in Borrowed Ware are mystical, and Davis is probably the first translator to have succeeded in conveying their intensity of focus. --Times Literary Supplement
Selected writings of Thomas Traherne by Thomas Traherne ( Book )
3 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Seeing the world by Dick Davis ( Book )
6 editions published between 1980 and 1984 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The covenant : poems 1979-1983 by Dick Davis ( Book )
2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Devices and desires : new and selected poems, 1967-1987 by Dick Davis ( Book )
6 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám by Omar Khayyam ( Book )
5 editions published between 1955 and 1989 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Omar Khayyam was a Persian poet and general genius who lived from 1048-1131. He wrote on Euclid, on the philosophy of mathematics and various aspects of geometry. He is also said to have helped correct errors in the Persian calendar. He wrote approximately a thousand quatrains of verse, which were famously translated much later in the 19th century by the British poet Edward FitzGerald
Panthea's children : Hellenistic novels and medieval Persian romances by Dick Davis ( Book )
4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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