By Kamran Talattof
Critical ways to the examine of issues on the topic of Persian literature and Iranian tradition have advanced in contemporary a long time. The essays integrated during this quantity jointly show the newest inventive techniques to the learn of the Persian language, literature, and tradition, and how those methodologies have stepped forward educational debate.
Topics coated contain; tradition, cognition, historical past, the social context of literary feedback, the problematics of literary modernity, and the problems of writing literary heritage. extra particularly, authors discover the nuances of those themes; literature and lifestyles, poetry and nature, tradition and literature, ladies and literature, freedom of literature, Persian language, energy, and censorship, and matters regarding translation and translating Persian literature specifically. In facing those seminal topics, members recognize and ponder the works of Ahmad Karimi Hakkak and different pioneering critics, analysing how those works have inspired the sphere of literary and cultural studies.
Contributing quite a few theoretical and inter-disciplinary ways to this box of research, this booklet is a precious addition to the learn of Persian poetry and prose, and to literary feedback extra largely.
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29 This article challenges the assumption that Solt ân Valad was a versifier, rather than a poet—the manager of the family business, helping to promote the Mevlevi brand and expand its branches into other towns outside Konya, but not an innovator or an ideas man. On the contrary, Solt ân Valad was a man born not just to his father, but also to poetry; he matured in a richly poetic and musical environment, though under his father’s very large shadow, and he struggled to carve out an independent niche for himself in the domain of poesy.
J. Brill, 1996), pp. 253–280; “Beyond Translation: Interactions between English and Persian Poetry,” in Iran and the Surrounding World, 1500–2000: Interactions between Iran and the Neighboring Cultures, ed. Nikki Keddie and Rudi Matthee (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2002), pp. 36–60; “A Well amid the Waste: An Introduction to the Poetry of Ahmad Shamlu,” World Literature Today 51, no. ” Lowh III: 103–114; etc. Introduction 19 4 “Preservation and Presentation: Continuity and Creativity in the Contemporary Persian Qasida,” in Qasida Poetry in Islamic Asia and Africa: Classical Traditions and Modern Meanings, vol.
These couplets [this Masnavi] was composed in love of him that it might gain some of his mystical “true meaning” [ma‛navi] and once again: in marâteb hâl-e Mowlânâ-ye mâ-st / v-in ma‛âni qâl-e Mowlânâ-ye mâ-st ânče kardam fahm az u goftam hamân / nist biš o kam dar in niku be-dân jân o del râ qeble šod goftâr-e u / zende-im o tâze az axbâr-e u22 These levels reveal the state of our teacher, Mowlânâ And these meanings are the sayings of our teacher, Mowlânâ Exactly what I understood from him, I have said Mark this well: there is nothing more, nothing less.