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Metaphor and imagery in Persian poetry

Author: A A Seyed-Gohrab
Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2012.
Series: Iran studies, v. 6.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: A A Seyed-Gohrab
ISBN: 9789004211254 900421125X
OCLC Number: 738347707
Description: viii, 281 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction : Persian rhetorical figures / A.A. Seyed-Gohrab --
Naṣīr al-Dīn Ṭūsī and poetic imagination in the Arabic and Persian philosophical tradition / J. Landau --
Kāshifi's powerful metaphor : the energising trope / Ch. van Ruymbeke --
Waxing eloquent : the masterful variations on candle metaphors in the poetry of Ḥāfiẓ and his predecessors / A.A. Seyed-Gohrab --
Love and the metaphors of wine and drunkenness in Persian Sufi poetry / N. Pourjavady --
One chaste Muslim maiden and a Persian in a pear tree : analogues of Boccaccio and Chaucer in four earlier Arabic and Persian tales / F.D. Lewis --
Translating Persian metaphors into English / A. Sedighi --
The ring as a token in the Barzū-nāma : on the importance of lineage and origin / G.R. van den Berg --
The function of the catalogue of poets in Persian poetry / S. Sharma --
The origin of the munāẓara genre in New Persian / F. Abdullaeva.
Series Title: Iran studies, v. 6.
Responsibility: edited by Ali-Asghar Seyed-Gohrab.

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This volume contains ten chapters on Persian metaphors, tropes, rhetorical figures, and poetic forms and genres, by some of the world's foremost scholars in the field of classical Persian poetry.  Read more...

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