Daybreak : Writings on Faiz

  • Daybreak : Writings on Faiz
  • Year: 2013
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ISBN : 9780199065899 

Author : Yasmeen Hasmeed

Publisher : OXFORD

Year : 2013

Pages : 402

Binding : Hard Back

Daybreak: Writings on Faiz was initiated as a project of the Gurmani Centre for Languages and Literature at the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) to mark the Faiz Ahmed Faiz centenary. The book brings together articles and essays on Faiz by British, American, Russian, Indian, and Pakistani writers along with Faiz’s poems rendered into English by thirteen translators. Two of Faiz’s interviews sum up the poet’s own views on art, literature, and the artist. Ranging from purely critical writings to reminiscences and memoirs, the collection provides a comprehensive overview of the poet’s persona, his work, and the major happenings that influenced and shaped his literary career. The book is compiled as a tribute to Faiz and will be significant because this represents the first time such diverse material in English has been collected in a single volume.
About the Author / Editor
Yasmeen Hameed has over twenty five years of experience in the fields of education, literature, and the arts. Writer in Residence at the Lahore University of Management Sciences(LUMS), she is responsible for designing and teaching courses in Urdu Literature, and also manages the Gurmani Centre for Languages and Literature there.
Yasmeen has authored five books of poetry in Urdu, her most recent collection beingBē samar paiṛoṅ kī khvāhish published in 2012. She has edited and translatedPakistani Urdu Verse, An Anthology (OUP 2010), introducing sixty-three Urdu poets of the post-Iqbal period. As Guest Editor of Pakistani Literature (English), published by the Pakistan Academy of Letters, Islamabad, she has edited eight volumes of the journal, including two volumes of a special issue on women writers from Pakistan. Yasmeen’s third collection of poetry received the Allama Mohammad Iqbal Award for best collection of the year (1996), her fourth collection received the Ahmed Nadeem Qasmi Award for best book of the year (2001) and Pakistani Urdu Verse received the UBL/Jang Literary Excellence Award for best book in English (2011). In 2008, she was awarded the Tamgha-e Imtiaz for Literature by the Government of Pakistan.


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