THE EXPANSE OF GREEN: Poems of Sohrab Sepehry.
Edition: First printing.
Los Angeles: UNESCO / Kalimat Press (1988) dj. Hardcover first edition - Bi-lingual edition of Sepehry's poems, in both the original Persian, and with English translations by David L. Martin. The first English translation of a significant collection of Persian mystic poetry by one of the most important poets of modern Iran. Although influenced by classical Sufi poets, Sorab Sepehry broke with this tradition to write shi'r-i naw (new poetry). Introduced by the translator with an extended preface and commentary on the Sufi roots, the style, and the poetic thrust of Sepehry's work. Winner of the Van de Bovenkamp-Armand G. Erpf Award for excellence presented by the Translation Center at Columbia University. A title in the Unesco Collection of Representative Works: Persian Heritage Series. xi, 203 pp. ISBN: 0-933770421.
Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.