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An Anthology of Modern Urdu Poetry: In English Translation, with Urdu Text (Texts and Translations) (Urdu Edition) (Urdu) Paperback – January 1, 2003

ISBN-13: 978-0873527972 ISBN-10: 0873527976 Edition: Bilingual

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Product Details

  • Series: Texts and Translations (Book 12)
  • Paperback: 237 pages
  • Publisher: The Modern Language Association of America; Bilingual edition (January 1, 2003)
  • Language: Urdu
  • ISBN-10: 0873527976
  • ISBN-13: 978-0873527972
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 5.8 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #619,896 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"The next time I teach a course in the translated modern literature of the subcontinent, Habib's volume will be on the required reading list. I consider his the best collection of Urdu poetry in English translation, period." --K.E. Bryant, University of British Columbia

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Text: English (translation)

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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 6, 2003
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Best collection of Urdu poetry I've seen yet coming from a western publisher. Nice selection of modern greats. Well transliterated, and clear text. It's about time non-Western literature stops being overlooked. Great work MLA! Looking forward to seeing more.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Serena on May 19, 2004
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this book is filled with the original poems in urdu and the english translation. But i must say the english translation is so less passionate and flavorful than the urdu version. So i strongly recommend this to people that read urdu. And those that have heard of the Pakistani legendary singer Noor Jahan- some of her songs were poems, which can be found in this book. I had my dad read the poems to me- which was akward as they are love poems- but it was fun listening to how creative these writers are!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Stefanie L. Pilling on June 19, 2007
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I was a student of Dr. Habib's and he is as articulate in these pages as he is in his lectures. The forward and introduction are beautifully written. He translates the poems clearly and imaginitively. It is wonderful to see a male give consideration to the feminist poetry as well, A definite must-read.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ruy Diaz Mio Cid on October 15, 2008
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There are several good things to say about this book. The materials it's produced in are top notch. The selection of poems is great as well as the fact that they are written in the arabic script (as opposed to pure urdu nastilique which would have made it harder to read for beginners) alongside an english translation. A very good english translation at that. If you understand a little hindi/urdu the translation can fill in most of the gaps and you'll end up with a better understanding of the language...in poetry anyway. Great book. A worthy buy.
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More About the Author

Rafey Habib was born in India, grew up in England and now lives in America. He received his doctorate from the University of Oxford, and is currently Professor of English at Rutgers University. He is the author of six books, including A History Of Literary Criticism: From Plato To The Present (2005) and An Anthology of Modern Urdu Poetry in English Translation. He is currently editing the Cambridge History of Literary Criticism, Vol VI and the Oxford Anthology of Literary Criticism and Theory.

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