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Title: Post-revolution Persian verse, with special reference to the poetry of Lahuti Bahar, Arif, Iraj, Ishqi and Parvin
Author: Rahman, M.
Awarding Body: School of Oriental and African Studies (University of London)
Current Institution: SOAS, University of London
Date of Award: 1954
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The present century is significant for bringing about a national revival throughout Asia. The process has been swift and often revolutionary. Nations, long subjugated, have been stirred to a new sense of freedom. Not only has the awakening produced vast social and political changes, but it also has affected the intellectual life of these nations whose contemporary poetry provides a most vivid expression of this development. When talking of Persian poetry the mind invariably turns first to the richness of its past. Here the reader finds the satisfaction which one seeks in a great classical literature. The grandeur of form, the vigour and freshness of ideas, the subtle artistic ingenuities, the exquisite grace of style and manner - these, and many more attributes, engage the attention. One may take delight in the noble mysticism of Jalalu'd Din Rümi, or find enjoyment in the delicate and colourful passion of Hafiz, or lose oneself in the sweet and cynical pessimism of 'Umar Khayyäm, known to the Western world through the translation of Fitzgerald.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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