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Routledge Handbook of Post Classical and Contemporary Persian Literature

Edited By

Kamran Talattof

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ISBN 9781138567306
April 25, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
576 Pages 8 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Routledge Handbook of Post Classical and Contemporary Persian Literature contains scholarly essays and sample texts related to Persian literature from the seventeenth century to the present day. It includes analyses of free verse poetry, short stories, novels, prison writings, memoirs, and plays.

The chapters apply a disciplinary or an interdisciplinary approach to the many movements, genres, and works of the long and evolving body of Persian literature produced in the Persianate World. These collections of scholarly essays and samples of Persian literary texts provide facts (general information), instructions (ways to understand, analyze, and appreciate this body of works), and the field's state-of-the-art research (the problematics of the topics) regarding one of the most important and oldest literary traditions in the world.

Thus, the handbook’s chapters and related texts provide scholars, students, and admirers of Persian poetry and prose with practical and direct access to the intricacies of the Persian literary world through a chronological account of key moments in the formation of this enduring literary tradition.

The related handbook (also edited by Kamran Talattof) Routledge Handbook of Ancient, Classical, and Late Classical Persian Literature covers Persian literary works from the ancient or pre-Islamic era to roughly the end of the 16th century.

Table of Contents

1. Content of this book and History and Categories of Persian Literature: An Introduction; 2. Modernizing the ‘Ajam: Islam, Orientalism and the Persianate Legacy in the Poetry of Muhammad Iqbal (Sample); 3. One Thousand Years of Persian Travel Writing and Siyahatnameh-ye Ebrahim Beyg (1895) as Safarnameh (Sample); 4. Enlightenment and Its Literary Heritage: Persian-Speaking Societies of Central Asia in the Late 19th and 20th Centuries (Sample); 5. The Transition from Classical to Modern in Persian Poetry: What Changes Did Occur? (Sample); 6. Not to Read Silently but to Perform Publicly: Which Genre of Persian Literature is Suitable for Performance? (Sample); 7. The Movement toward Expression in 21st Century Afghan Women’s Poetry; War, Senses, and Silence (Sample); 8. Humour in Hedayat (Sample); 9. The Resurrection of the Dead and the Wandering Ghosts in Sadeq Hedayat’s Fiction (Sample); 10. From Nima Yushij to Sohrab Sepehri: A Development of Modern Persian Poetry (Sample); 11. Persian novel and Postrevolutionary Women Novelists (Sample); 12. Experimentation in Persian Poetry during the 1930s-1950s: an analysis on the practice of poetry in the works of Mohammad Moghaddam, Zabih Behruz and Shin Partow (Sample); 13. Once Upon a Political Time: Iranian Folktales and the Refuge of Metaphoric Language (Sample); 14. Mirrors of Society: Jalal Al-e Ahmad’s Short Stories As Tools of Historical Analysis (Sample); 15. The Fulbright Scholar: Love Letters Between Husband and Wife in The Letters of Simin Daneshvar and Jalal Al-e Ahmad (2004) (Sample); 16. Time and Again: Innovation and Repetition in the Poetry of H.E. Sayeh (Sample); 17. Persian Novels of the Iran-Iraq War (1980-1988) (Sample); 18. Polyphony and Ambiguity in Shahriar Mandanipour’s The Courage of Love (Sample); 19. The Gypsy: A Daughter’s Poetry and Unsent Letters to a Mother in With My Mother: My Autobiography (2011) by Simin Behbahani (Sample); 20. On Translating and English Translations of Persian Literature (Sample); 21. Literary Criticism in Contemporary Iran: A Survey of Indigenous and Western Theories (Sample); 22. An Investigation on Stylistic Features of the Quality of the Approach to Music in Persian Poetry (Sample); 23. Nomadic Cartographies: Rebellion, Embodiment, and Feminist Subjectivity in Persian Exilic poetry (Sample); 24. Intergenerational Conflicts: Experiences of Discrimination and Racialization in Recent Iranian Diasporic Novels (Sample); 25. Teaching Persian Narrative Texts: Efficacy of a Combined Strategy to Understand Kelileh o Demneh (Sample)

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Kamran Talattof is Elahé Omidyar Mir-Djalali Chair in Persian and Iranian Studies, and the Founding Chair of the Roshan Graduate Interdisciplinary Program in Persian and Iranian Studies at the University of Arizona.