Author: Anisur RahmanPublisher: RupaYear: 1997Language: URDUPages: 353ISBN/UPC (if available): 817167349x
As the first comprehensive selection of modern Urdu poetry, Fire and the Rose brings together the best of poetry written during the last six decades. It also represents, in this process, a distinct and vibrant tradition of modern Urdu poetry in Pakistan. A reading through the hundred poems of this anthology in original Urdu with English translation on the facing page, exposes the reader to myriad modes of perception and expression, typical of an old and established culture. This anthology represents a comprehensive view of modern Urdu poetry since the consequential '30s of the present century to the more virile and ebullient '90s.