Modernism and Ideology in Persian Literature: A Return to Nature in the Poetry of NimÔ Yushij

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University Press of America, Jan 1, 1997 - Literary Criticism - 138 pages
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This book examines the concept of nature in the poetry of Nim Yushij (1895-1960), the founder of modern Persian poetry. The study discusses how nature is used both as an ideological device for new metrics, and as a source of inspiriation for nature poetry. Concepts of ideology, utopia, modernism, discourse, and nature help define Nim's poetry in a historical and analytical examination of this important poet's innovations in Persian literature.

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Contents

Nature as an Ideological Device
13
Further Developments
123
Bibliography
133
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About the author (1997)

Majid Naficy recently completed the Ph.D. in Near Eastern Languages and Cultures at the University of California, Los Angeles.

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