Paper $59.50 ISBN: 9789087283353 Published January 2020 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada

The Persian Whitman

Beyond a Literary Reception

Behnam M. Fomeshi

The Persian Whitman

Behnam M. Fomeshi

Distributed for Leiden University Press

200 pages | 34 halftones | 6 1/4 x 9 1/4
Paper $59.50 ISBN: 9789087283353 Published January 2020 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada
Walt Whitman, a world-renowned poet and the father of American free verse, is read by diverse audiences around the world. Literary and cultural scholars have studied Whitman’s interaction with and influence in social, political, and literary movements of different countries. Despite his work’s continuing presence in Iran, Whitman’s reception in this country has remained unexplored, and, particularly due to contemporary political circumstances, Iranian reception of Western literature is a field still under-researched. The Persian Whitman examines Whitman’s reception in Iran and explores a new phenomenon born in dialogue between the Persian culture and the American poet.
 
Contents
Acknowledgments Introduction 1 Walt Whitman’s Life and Works 2 From Democratic Politics to Democratic Poetics 3 Democracy and Nationalism Intertwined 4 A Persian Translation of Whitman 5 Critical Reception of Whitman 6 Creative Reception of Whitman 7 Poli
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