Happy Holidays—Our $30 Gift Card just for you, and books ship free! Shop now>>

Canon and World Literature
cover

World Literature and Hedayat’s Poetics of Modernity

Authors: Azadibougar, Omid

  • Introduces the canonical author Sadeq Hedayat and his influence on modern Persian and World literature
  • Offers a critical reading of Hedayat’s literary profile and explores four aspects of Hedayat’s work: translation, fiction writing, folk culture and use of genres
  • Critically reflects on the status of classical Persian literature in the contemporary landscape of the world’s literary studies
see more benefits

Buy this book

eBook 53,54 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • The eBook version of this title will be available soon
  • Due: February 27, 2020
  • ISBN 978-981-15-1691-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover 67,59 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • Due: February 27, 2020
  • ISBN 978-981-15-1690-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
About this book

This book introduces the canonical figure Sadegh Hedayat (1903–1951) and draws a comprehensive image of a major intellectual force in the context of both modern Persian Literature and World Literature. A prolific writer known for his magnum opus, The Blind Owl (1936), Hedayat established the use of common language for literary purposes, opened new horizons on imaginative literature and explored a variety of genres in his creative career. This book looks beyond the reductive critical tendencies that read a rich and diverse literary profile in light of Hedayat’s suicide, arguing instead that his literary imagination was not solely the result of genius but rather enriched by a vast network of the world’s literary traditions. This study reflects on Hedayat’s attempts at various genres of artistic creation, including painting, fiction writing, satire and scholarly research, as well as his persistent struggles for artistic authenticity, which transcended solidly established literary and artistic norms. Providing a critical reading of Hedayat’s work to untangle aspects of his writing – including reflections on science, religion, nationalism and coloniality – alongside his pioneering work on folk culture, and how humor informs his writings, this text offers a critical review of the status of Persian literature in the contemporary landscape of the world’s literary studies.


About the authors

Omid Azadibougar is Professor of Comparative Literature and Translation at Hunan Normal University, China. He is the author of The Persian Novel: Ideology, Fiction and Form in the Periphery (2014) and one of the founding editors of the Journal of World Literature.

Buy this book

eBook 53,54 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • The eBook version of this title will be available soon
  • Due: February 27, 2020
  • ISBN 978-981-15-1691-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover 67,59 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • Due: February 27, 2020
  • ISBN 978-981-15-1690-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
Loading...

Recommended for you

Loading...

Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
World Literature and Hedayat’s Poetics of Modernity
Authors
Series Title
Canon and World Literature
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-15-1691-7
DOI
10.1007/978-981-15-1691-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-15-1690-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 203
Number of Illustrations
11 b/w illustrations
Topics