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Sufism and American literary maste

Author: Mehdi Aminrazavi; Jacob Needleman
Publisher: Albany, New York : SUNY Press, 2014. ©2014
Series: SUNY series in Islam.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Sufism and American literary maste.
Albany, New York : SUNY Press, ©2014
xiii, 297 pages
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mehdi Aminrazavi; Jacob Needleman
ISBN: 9781438453545 143845354X
OCLC Number: 896835185
Description: 1 online resource (314 pages).
Contents: Foreword ; Introduction ; Notes ; The English Romantic Background ; 1. English Romantics and Persian Sufi Poets: A Wellspring of Inspiration for American Transcendentalists ; Platonism in Romantic and Sufi Poetry ; Comparative Persian-English Poetics: Archetypal and Anagogic Criticism ; Anagogic Correspondences Between Sufi and Romantic Poetry ; Carpe Diem ; Nunc Aeternum ; Mundus Imaginalis ; Annihilation, Mystical Death, Fana' ; The Unity of Religions ; Conclusion: Platonic Poetics and the Science of Anagogic Criticism ; Notes ; The Master: Emerson and Sufism. 2. The Chronological Development of Emerson's Interest in Persian Mysticism Notes ; 3. Ralph Waldo Emerson and the Muslim Orient ; Notes ; 4. Emerson and Aspects of Sa'di's Reception in Nineteenth-Century America ; Notes ; 5. Emerson on Hafiz and Sa'di: The Narrative of Love and Wine ; Emerson's Encounter with Persian Literature ; Emerson's Writings on Persian Mystical Literature ; Emerson's Translations from Hafiz ; Echoes of Hafiz's Poems in Emerson's Verse ; Notes ; The Disciple: Walt Whitman ; 6. Whitman and Hafiz: Expressions of Universal Love and Tolerance ; Notes. 7. Walt Whitman and Sufism: Towards "A Persian Lesson" A Song of Myself ; Whitman and Rumi ; Notes ; The Initiates: Other American Authors ; 8. Literary "Masters" in the Literature of Thomas Lake Harris, Lawrence Oliphant, and Paschal Beverly Randolph ; Thomas Lake Harris ; Laurence Oliphant ; Paschal Beverly Randolph ; Conclusions ; Notes ; 9. American Transcendentalists' Interpretations of Sufism: Thoreau, Whitman, Longfellow, Lowell, Melville, and Lafcadio Hearn ; Longfellow, Lowell, Melville, and Lafcadio Hearn ; Notes ; 10. The Persians of Concord ; Notes ; 11. Omarian Poets of America. The Omar Khayyam Club of America The Omarian Poets of New England ; The Ruba'iyyat of Mark Twain ; The Eliots ; Other American Literary Movements and Figures ; Notes ; 12. "Bond Slave to FitzGerald's Omar": Mark Twain and The Rubáiyát ; Notes ; 13. Mark Twain's Ruba'iyyat: AGE-A Rubáiyát ; Note ; Glossary ; Bibliography ; List of Contributors ; Index.
Series Title: SUNY series in Islam.
Responsibility: edited by Mehdi Aminrazavi ; foreword by Jacob Needleman.

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