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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (1): 73–92.
Published: 01 March 2012
... the literally uncanny effect of Iranian Persian in his Urdu verse. By insistently maintaining the foreignness of this familiar language, the poem avoids resolving what had become known as the “problem” of Persian in Urdu literature in either of the manners currently in vogue. As a result, his poetry...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (4): 345–374.
Published: 01 December 2015
... . Ed. Pauwels H. . Wiesbaden : Harrassowitz , 2009 . 100 – 15 . Print . Pellò Stefano . “Persian as a Passe-Partout: The Case of Mīrzā ‘Abd al-Qader Bīdil and his Hindu Disciples.” Culture and Circulation: Literature in Motion in Early Modern India . Ed. de Bruijn Thomas...
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Comparative Literature (2019) 71 (3): 272–297.
Published: 01 September 2019
... through Eastern Europe at the end of his Garden may also have been influenced by Karamzin. As in early modern Persian, in the Russian intellectual milieu, “history was still considered an integral branch of literature” at the time of Karamzin’s writing ( Pipes 52 ). In this respect, it resembled...
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Comparative Literature (2023) 75 (3): 373–391.
Published: 01 September 2023
... to the translator-poet who seeks to create a new poem in and through translation. kayvan.tahmasebian@gmail.com r.r.gould@bham.ac.uk Copyright © 2023 by University of Oregon 2023 line breaks enjambment poetics translation Persian literature “A SCORED PORTION OF shared sky” ( Mullen 175...
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Comparative Literature (2021) 73 (1): 41–60.
Published: 01 March 2021
... of the advancements of socialism—makes it more West than East. 20 At the same time, the homosocial character of Faiz’s coy remark also evokes the epic dastān form of Persian literature to signal his discomfort with the “enchanted realm” of the Soviet hospital. Specifically, he seems to wish to paint...
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Comparative Literature (2022) 74 (1): 25–51.
Published: 01 March 2022
... Copyright © 2022 by University of Oregon 2022 world literature historical poetics lyric Persian Urdu SINCE ITS ORIGINS in seventh-century Arabic, the genre of poetry known as the ghazal has traveled into an astonishing array of literary traditions, including Persian, Turkish, Spanish, Hebrew...
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (1): 46–61.
Published: 01 March 2013
... literature” (httpwww.countercurrents.org/culture-sen281003.htm). Tagore also lived in a polyphonic time during which Sanskrit and Persian (which had once been the official tongues of the Subcontinent), Brajbhasha (which was a Northern literary language), and, more contemporaneously, English...
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Comparative Literature (2023) 75 (4): 395–414.
Published: 01 December 2023
... saw acquiring extra wealth as a rightful compensation for their hazardous and uncomfortable life in India ( 130 ). 8 Until the English Education Act of 1835, Persian was acknowledged as the “language of Command” in British India, dominant in education, the judiciary, and literature. 9...
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Comparative Literature (2002) 54 (2): 145–164.
Published: 01 March 2002
..., dedicated study of Oriental philosophy and culture, and of the Chinese, Japanese and Persian languages. Despite the fact that Judith never 3 Even Slobodniuk, who in principle rejects the primacy of Western influence in Gumilev’s “Ori- ental works,” makes an exception for The Porcelain Pavilion...
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Comparative Literature (2021) 73 (4): 421–441.
Published: 01 December 2021
... to a heritage that goes beyond al-Andalus and aligns with cultures that have much more established ties to Islam (mainly Urdu, Turkish, and Persian). 22 My analysis focuses on the form of the ghazal , which generates its aesthetic in the Diván following the interplay between religion and love poetry...
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Comparative Literature (2006) 58 (4): 293–312.
Published: 01 September 2006
.... Translated into Syriac, the source for eastern versions of the tale, it found its way to Ethiopia, Mongolia, and Persia in further translations and adap- tations.3 Particularly through its Persian interpreters, of whom the celebrated poets Firdawsi (941-1019) and Nizami (1140-1203) are the best known...
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Comparative Literature (2021) 73 (3): 270–288.
Published: 01 September 2021
... distance by literature in languages such as Galician, German, Catalan, Chinese, Persian, Portuguese, and Russian (see table 8 ). Table 8. Literary works in source languages during the ages of postcolonial studies, East/West studies, and world literature studies in Comparative Literature (1949...
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Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (2): 114–127.
Published: 01 June 2020
... to Egyptian, Persian, or Arab) heritage (149). 7 Shelley reimagines Milton’s war in Heaven in world-historical terms, as he describes his own historical moment as “the age of the war of the oppressed against the oppressors,” thus situating Greece against the privileged gang of “murderers and swindlers...
Published: 01 September 2023
Figure 1. Comparative diagram of classical and modern Persian poetic lines: (a) Regular classical bayt comprising two mesraʿ s of equal length; (b) Line pattern of mostazad with an added shorter line to the end of each mesraʿ ; (c) Line pattern of mokhammas ; (d) a hypothetical tasnif More
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Comparative Literature (2023) 75 (1): 111–126.
Published: 01 March 2023
... schöne Mensch dargestellt ist” ( Eckermann, Gespräche 212 ; “if we really want a pattern, we must always return to the ancient Greeks, in whose works the beauty of mankind is constantly represented,” Eckermann, Conversations 351 ). Despite Goethe’s interests in Persian and Islamic literature...
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Comparative Literature (2021) 73 (3): 255–269.
Published: 01 September 2021
...” as coterminous with European culture during that period is to cover up Europe’s Arabic heritage. For example, in European Literature and the Latin Middle Ages , Curtius dutifully devotes a few pages to “Oriental” poetry (by which he means Arabic and Persian) and its transplantation to Spain. Taking his cue from...
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Comparative Literature (2022) 74 (3): 377–379.
Published: 01 September 2022
... example” of “inter-imperial maneuvering” between “two empires, Persian Sassanid and Arabic Islamicate” (69). Couldn’t a text with a more reliable history of production, and a less Western history of familiarity and cliché, be found? The “Urtext” which Inter-imperiality uses as an almost mimetic document...
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Comparative Literature (2023) 75 (2): 227–232.
Published: 01 June 2023
... principles of sound engineering are requisite to explaining how in Iran magnetic stripes were laminated onto 35mm optical film prints and Persian dialogue dubbed onto secondhand Hollywood films to innovate the Iranian industry’s “collage score.” Think here of the Hollywood composer Dimitri Tiomkin’s score...
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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (2): 114–131.
Published: 01 June 2018
... colonialism played in inventing the vernaculars of “Hindi” (purged of Arabic and Persian influences) and “Hindustani,” from which modern Hindi and Urdu, respectively, descend (see 117–30 ). We hear it too, in a different key, in Moradewun Adejunmobi’s Vernacular Palaver , which assumes the locality...
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Comparative Literature (2022) 74 (2): 156–170.
Published: 01 June 2022
... without curry. Bring a fine European chair ♦ and a good Persian tray Engraved with fine designs ♦ and a plate shining like the moon. And she ordered the servants and slaves ♦ “You, why are you not entertaining (us)?” Immediately she served him, ♦ while Time held the jug Full of grape juice. ♦ She...