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ERIC Number: EJ1127255
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jun
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2203-4714
The Influence of ?afi? on Mu?ammad Taqi Bahar
Solati, Bahman
Advances in Language and Literary Studies, v7 n3 p260-277 Jun 2016
Looking through the eyes of Persian culture, we see that man is not all noetic; he is not driven by intellect or consistent in his use of reason. On the contrary, he is most moved by emotion. A perfect example: Persian philosophy is most commonly uttered in both poetry and prose. This is, I believe, where the brilliance of Persians rests, in the beauty of its language and the expression of its culture. The endurance of Iranian literature and language over two and a half millennia is remarkable and thus deserving of both thorough research and an in-depth study. Here, I attempt to demonstrate the influence of ?afi?, one of the greatest classical poets of Persia who ever lived, on the thoughts, poetic language, and philosophy of the gifted nineteenth-century Persian poet Mu?ammad Taqi Bahar, otherwise known as "Malik al-Shu'ara." I will accomplish this feat through close readings of the parts of ?afi?'s poems and juxtapose them with Bahar's poems. My contention here, is to demonstrate any direct or indirect influence ?afi? had on Bahar, and to also measure the extent of ?afi?'s reception during Bahar's period. With some modifications, the translations of ?afi?'s "ghazals" used herein follow those of Peter Avery, while other translations throughout the book are my own, unless otherwise stated.
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Iran
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