Metaphor and Imagery in Persian Poetry

Publisher: B.RIL. 2011 | 300 Pages | ISBN: 900421125X | PDF | 3 MB

This volume is a collection of essays on classical Persian literature, focusing on Persian rhetorical devices, especially imagery and metaphors. The various contributions discuss the origin and the development of debate poetry, the transmission of Persian and Arabic tales to the works of Europeans medieval authors such as Boccaccio and Chaucer, but also the development of Aristotelian poetics and epistemology in Persian philosophical tradition. Furthermore, the baroque style of the Shiite author usayn VaiKashif¨©, the use of wine metaphors by mystics such as Jalal al-Din Rumi, afi¡¯s original use of candle metaphors, the translation of Khayyam¡¯s metaphors into English, and the importance of a single metaphor in the epic Barzu-nama are discussed. Contributors include: F. Abdullaeva, G.R. van den Berg, J. Landau, F.D. Lewis, N. Pourjavady, Ch. van Ruymbeke, A. Sedighi and S. Sharma.


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