Reorientations: Arabic and Persian Poetry

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Suzanne Pinckney Stetkevych
Indiana University Press, 1994 - Literary Criticism - 269 pages
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Employing contemporary literary theory, eight members of the "Chicago school" of Arabic and Persian literature reorient the critical approach to classical Middle Eastern literature. The authors analyze a broad spectrum of poetry, ranging from the pre-Islamic ode of the sixth century to seventeenth-century Persian Safavid Moghul verse. Among issues considered are the ritual and sacrificial aspects of literature, the transition from orality to literacy, the iconographical and mythic dimensions of philology, and imitation as a form of creation. The inclusion of contemporary translations of all the poems discussed is an important feature for students of Middle Eastern literature and comparative poetics.
  

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Contents

PreIslamic Panegyric and the Poetics of Redemption
1
Toward an Arabic Elegiac Lexicon
58
Guises of the Ghul
130
No Solace for the Heart
165
The Earliest Demon Lover
180
Tangled Words
190
The Rise and Fall of a Persian Refrain
199
The Allusive Field of Drunkenness
227
NOTES ON THE CONTRIBUTORS
263
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About the author (1994)

Suzanne Pinckney Stetkevych is Professor of Arabic Literature and Adjunct Professor of Comparative Literature at Indiana University, Bloomington. She is author of Abu Tammam and the Poetics of the Abbasid Age (Brill, 1991); The Mute Immortals Speak (Cornell, 1993); and editor of Reorientations/Arabic and Persian Poetry
(Indiana University Press, 1994). She serves as editor of the Journal of Arabic Literature.

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