New PDF release: A Two-Colored Brocade: The Imagery of Persian Poetry

By Annemarie Schimmel

ISBN-10: 0807856207

ISBN-13: 9780807856208

Annemarie Schimmel, one of many world's most suitable professionals on Persian literature, presents a finished 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 photos 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 a substitute it really is rooted in conventions and principles of prosody, rhymes, and verbal instrumentation. preferably, each verse could be like a worthy stone--perfectly shaped and multifaceted--and exhibit the dynamic dating among daily truth and the transcendental.

Persian poetry, Schimmel explains, is extra just like medieval ecu 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 actual intentions.

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

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