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Persian literature

comprising the Sháh Námeh, the Rubáiyát, the Divan and the Gulistan

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Published by Colonial in London, New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Persian literature -- Translations into English,
  • English literature -- Translations

  • Edition Notes

    Statementwith a special introduction by Richard Gottheil.
    GenreTranslations into English., Translations.
    ContributionsGottheil, Richard J. H. 1862-1936., Firdawsi., Omar Khayyam., Hafiz, 14th cent., Sadi.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination2 v. :
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14034028M
    OCLC/WorldCa2277778

    For centuries New Persian has also been a prestigious cultural language in western Central Asiaon the Indian subcontinent, and in Turkey. In the following brief sketch of the vast field of Persian literature we cannot hope to do more than mention a few of the most eminent authors, and to devote a paragraph or two each to the most famous of all. She is currently living in Italy. The rhyme pattern of the masnawionly rarely used in Arabic poetry, gave Persian poets scope for a rich and varied epic literature. We want to make sure that our reviewers access a very polished first copy.

    All transliterations in Arabic and Persian must abide by the guidelines provided on the journal's Editorial Manager site under the tab Instruction for Authors. Of the poets immediately following Jami, his nephew Hatif was a noted writer of romantic and historical epics; also famous were his pupils Asafi, Fighani who earned himself the title of "The Little Hafiz"Ahli and the Sufi poet Hilali. He was also interested in modern poetry and wrote a few poems in a more modern style with new aspects of thought and meaning. Other exegetical works The corpus of medieval texts of Zoroastrian tradition include around 75 works, of which only a few are well known: the Denkard"Acts of Religion", is an encyclopedic compendium of Sassanid era beliefs and customs.

    Nizami, born at Ganja in the Caucasus inwas a prolific writer famous especially for his Khamseh or Quintet, a series of five great romances and epics. Sheffield, Princeton University Matthew C. Also important to early Iranian literature are the remnants of ancient myths preserved in the Avesta, especially in the yashts, which are texts addressed to Iranian deities. Denison Ross remarked, in its language and its music, and consequently the reader of a translation "has perforce to forego the essence of the matter". But most important of all is the fact that the poetry of Persia depends to a greater degree than that of most other nations on beauty of language for its effects. Thus the poems of Roudakithe first Persian poet of note, who died in the year CE, are perfectly intelligible to the modem reader.


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Load Previous Page Classical poetry The classical Persian poets and theoreticians saw the aim of their art primarily as the continuation of Arabic poetry in another language. For any editorial correspondences prior to or after your submission, please contact the editor, Alireza Korangy.

Secular compositions A manuscript known as the "miscellaneous codex" or MK after Mihraban Kaykhusrow, the Indian Zoroastrian copyist who created itdated to but containing older material, is the only surviving source of several secular Middle Persian works from the Sassanian period. They underwent a process of Islamization that was profoundly influenced by Persian civilization.

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The rhyme pattern of the masnawionly rarely used in Arabic poetry, gave Persian poets scope for a rich and varied epic literature. We ask that submitted first drafts are presented in as much a perfect condition for publication as possible. Tools of this kind were important for the preservation of literature and its distribution to outlying parts of an extensive empire.

Widely celebrated for her Persepolis trilogy, she is the queen of the Iranian comic strip. By origin the ghazal is a poem of love, but several subsidiary subjects became attached to this theme. The Ghaznavid and early Seljuq Periods It is said that four hundred poets were attached to the court of Sultan Mahmoud; of these, the most notable were Unsuri, the greatest of Mahmoud's panegyrists, followed by Farrukhi, Manouchehri and Asadi.

Contemporary Persian literature[ edit ] History[ edit ] In the 19th century, Persian literature experienced dramatic change and entered a new era. He has enormous understanding and the ability to tell a harrowing story in the most graceful way, while also preserving a delightful sense of the absurd.

The real revival of Persian letters came in the early twentieth century, when the growing desire for reform inspired numerous satires. Other works of Persian literature are untranslated and little known.

Early Literature Though existing fragments of Persian verse are believed to date from as early as the eighth century CE, the history of Persian literature proper begins Persian literature book the lesser dynasties of the ninth and tenth centuries that emerged with the decline of the Caliphate.

Given the social and political climate of Persia Iran in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, which led to the Persian Constitutional Revolution of —, the idea that change in poetry was necessary became widespread. All transliterations in Arabic and Persian must abide by the guidelines provided on the journal's Editorial Manager site under the tab Instruction for Authors.

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The imagery of a ghazal lent itself easily to allegorization or at least to a type of ambiguity that pointed toward both secular and transcendental referents. For centuries New Persian has also been a prestigious cultural language in western Central Asiaon the Indian subcontinent, and in Turkey.

Swedish literature[ edit ] During the last century, numerous works of classical Persian literature have been translated into Swedish by baron Eric Hermelin. A convention of the ghazal is the introduction, in the last couplet, of the poet's pen name takhallus. Zand texts The zand corpus include exegetical glosses, paraphrases, commentaries and translations of the Avesta 's texts.

Some researchers have quoted the Sho'ubiyye as asserting that the pre-Islamic Persians had books on eloquence, such as ' Karvand'. These poems are written in a nonclassical Persian that includes many colloquialisms.

They also contributed to the standardization of form and style in poetry. The ruba'i is a quatrain with a particular metre, and a collection of quatrains is called "Ruba'iyyat" the plural of ruba'i.

A fundamental type is monorhyme —the repetition of the same rhyming sound at the end of each distich, with the exception of the first distich, in which the first hemistich also uses that same rhyme such a poem would be represented by the rhyme scheme aabaca.In Persian literature, th e difference between poetry and pros e has always be en obvious and rather deliberate, with poetry almost always taking precedence.

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Persian literature - Persian literature - Classical poetry: The classical Persian poets and theoreticians saw the aim of their art primarily as the continuation of Arabic poetry in another language. For them, poems that were not written according to the rules of Arabic prosody did not count as serious poetry.