Scholar to publish 25 years of research on Hafez

October 27, 2008 - 0:0

TEHRAN -- Iranian scholar Saeid Hamidian plans to publish his 25 years of studies on Hafez in five volumes in the forthcoming year.

“I am not certain what the title of the book will be,” he told the Persian service of MNA on Sunday.
“The first volume of the book is about Hafez’s thoughts and artistic concepts in his poetry. It also contains many other issues on Hafez’s poetry. The following volumes will refer to the literature of his sonnets,” he added.
The final editing of the book should be complete by the end of the Iranian calendar year (March 20, 2009), he said.
Hamidian, a professor of Persian literature at Tehran’s Allameh Tabatabai University, has used virtually all the resources published on Hafez over the past 70 years.
He said that his book is not a correction of the Divan of Hafez, adding, “It is not necessary to publish such a work as many corrected versions are presently available on the book market.”
“Many people who have published corrected versions could have explained their opinions about the Divan of Hafez in an other-than-lengthy article, but instead, they wasted a lot of time and money by writing corrections to the divan,” he said.
Hamidian is also the author of “Sadi in Sonnet”.