TEHRAN.(Iranart) –T he bilingual biographical novel “The Childhood Story of Hafez” that provides an account of the early life of the renowned Persian poet Hafez has been released.
The book is written by researcher and university professor Mohammad Kazem Kaveh Pishqadam in Persian and English. It has been released by Qalamkadeh Publishing Company, ISNA reported.
According to the writer, most of the characters in the novel are real; however, the author has also used his imagination in parts of the story.
Pishghadam has plans to produce the teenage and adult years of the world famous poet in future volumes.
Khwaja Shams al-Din Mohammad Hafez Shirazi (1325–1389) was born and grew up in Shiraz. He memorized the holy Qur’an at an early age which earned him the nickname “Hafez” (meaning memorizer). Divan-e Hafez, a collection of his poems, is regarded as a pinnacle of Persian literature.
His strong influence on the lives of Persian speakers can be found in the frequent use of his poems in Persian traditional music, visual arts and Persian calligraphy and in proverbs or sayings. His numerous ghazals are largely about love and spirituality.
source: Financial Tribune