Essays On Nima Yushij: Animating Modernism In Persian Poetry

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Aḥmad Karīmī Ḥakkāk, Kamran Talattof
BRILL, 2004 - Literary Criticism - 267 pages
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Through several groundbreaking critical articles on the question of poetic modernity in Persian new verse, this book focuses on the life and works of Nima Yushij (1887-1960), a major modernist Iranian poet. The articles situate Nima s life firmly within the context of early 20th century Iranian history. They are framed by a brief introduction in which the various contributions are related to each other and to various trends in poetic modernism in the Persian language, and a bibliography that lists all of Nima's works and the major studies of his life and work, both in Persian and in various Western languages. The book fills a gap in the history of Persian literature that has long endured due to the resistance of such a tradition-bound culture to the modernization of its poetry.
  

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Contents

Nima Yushij and the Millenniumold Tradition of Persian Poetry
1
A Life
11
Ideology and SelfPortrayal in the Poetry of Nima Yushij
69
Emblems of Nature in the Poetry of Nima Yushij
99
Three of Nimas Songs of the Night
139
Nimas Dialogue with Hafez
173
Nima Yushij and the Receding Signified
193
History and Memory in the Poetry of Akhavansales and Wasef Bakhtari
221
The Birth Death and Renaissance of a Tradition
237
A Sort of Bibliography a Bibliography of Sorts
253
Index
263
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Ahmad Karimi-Hakkak, Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, Rutgers University, New Brunswick (1979) is Professor of Persian Language and Literature at University of Maryland.Kamran Talattof, Ph.D. (1996) in Near Eastern Studies, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor is Associate Professor of Persian Literature and Iranain Culture at the University of Arizona.