A Two-Colored Brocade: The Imagery of Persian Poetry by Annemarie Schimmel

By Annemarie Schimmel

Annemarie Schimmel, one of many world's optimal gurus on Persian literature, presents a accomplished advent to the advanced and hugely subtle method of rhetoric and imagery utilized by the poets of Iran, Ottoman Turkey, and Muslim India. She exhibits that those photographs were used and subtle over the centuries and replicate the altering stipulations within the Muslim world.

According to Schimmel, Persian poetry doesn't goal to be spontaneous in spirit or hugely own in shape. as an alternative it's rooted in conventions and ideas of prosody, rhymes, and verbal instrumentation. preferably, each verse could be like a valuable stone--perfectly shaped and multifaceted--and show the dynamic courting among daily truth and the transcendental.

Persian poetry, Schimmel explains, is extra just like medieval eu verse than Western poetry because it has been written because the Romantic interval. The attribute verse shape is the ghazal--a set of rhyming couplets--which serves as a automobile for shrouding in traditional tropes the poet's genuine intentions.

Because Persian poetry is neither narrative nor dramatic in its total shape, its energy lies in an "architectonic" layout; each one accurately expressed snapshot is thoroughly equipped right into a development of associated figures of speech. Schimmel indicates that at its center Persian poetry transforms the area right into a internet of symbols embedded in Islamic culture.

Show description

Read or Download A Two-Colored Brocade: The Imagery of Persian Poetry PDF

Best literary criticism & theory books

Deutsche Exilliteratur im niederländisch-deutschen Beziehungsgeflecht: Eine Geschichte der Kommunikation und Rezeption 1933-2013 (Studien und Texte zur Sozialgeschichte der Literatur) (German Edition)

Das Buch verfolgt die Kommunikation von Autoren und Verlegern, die ab 1933 aus den deutschsprachigen Gebieten in die Niederlande flohen, und erforscht ihre Rezeption und Weiterwirkung in den Perioden vor, während und nach dem Krieg. Durch die Exilverlage Querido und Allert de Lange wurde Amsterdam zum Zentrum der Produktion und des Vertriebs der Exilliteratur.

Genetic Codes of Culture?: The Deconstruction of Tradition by Kuhn, Bloom, and Derrida: Volume 13 (Routledge Library Editions: Literary Theory)

During this textual content, first released in 1994, the writer examines the interdisciplinary value of the speculation of technology, literature and philosophy in keeping with the figures who accomplished prominence in these fields - Kuhn, Bloom and Derrida. each one scholar's conception is mentioned by way of its significant thoughts, and the ebook then relates their fields in the context of deconstruction's interdisciplinary stream.

Pseudonymous Shakespeare: Rioting Language in the Sidney Circle

An research into modes of early sleek English literary 'indirection,' this examine may be thought of a detective paintings on a pseudonym connected to a few past due sixteenth-century works. during unmasking 'R. L. ', McCarthy scrutinizes units hired via writers within the Sidney coterie: punning, usually throughout languages; repetitio-insistence on a valid, or hiding individuals 'under one hood'; disingenuous juxtaposition; evocation of unique context; differential spelling (intended and significant).

L'histoire littéraire à l'aube du XXIe siècle : controverses et consensus: Actes du colloque de Strasbourg (12-17 mai 2003) (Hors collection) (French Edition)

L'étude et l'enseignement des littératures nécessitent une approche historique. Soixante spécialistes du monde entier rassemblent dans ce quantity leurs compétences pour proposer los angeles première synthèse théorique, augmentée de parcours méthodologiques et bibliographiques détaillés, sur l'ensemble des méthodes de l'histoire littéraire, du Moyen Âge au XXIe siècle.

Additional info for A Two-Colored Brocade: The Imagery of Persian Poetry

Example text

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.12 of 5 – based on 38 votes