Intertextuality and Subversion : Nezāmi in Modern Persian Literature

Faculty/Professorship: Iranian Studies  
Author(s): Werner, Christoph U.  
Title of the Journal: Iranian Studies : journal of the Association for Iranian Studies
ISSN: 1475-4819, 0021-0862
Publisher Information: Colchester : Routledge
Year of publication: 2022
Volume: 55
Issue: 4
Pages: 857-877
Language(s): German
DOI: 10.1017/irn.2022.15
This study proposes an innovative, triangular close reading of three Persian authors: Nezāmi, Golshiri, and Mandanipour. It argues that the two modern authors, Hushang Golshiri with his famous novella Shāh-e siyāhpushān, the “King of those clad in black,” and Shahriar Mandanipour in his Censoring an Iranian Love Story, are not only bound to each other in a close master-disciple relationship, but also consciously expound on the subversive potential of the twelfth-century poet Nezāmi. In the process, the divide between modern and classical narrative traditions in Persian literature is bound to disappear, allowing for novel interpretations and perspectives on Nezāmi and for his epics to be heard.
GND Keywords: Niẓāmī Ganǧawī, Ilyās Ibn-Yūsuf; Gulšīrī, Hūšang; Mandanīpūr, Šahriyār; Intertextualität
Keywords: Hushang Golshiri, différance, Sādeq Hedāyat, Nezāmi, Shahriar Mandanipour
DDC Classification: 890 Other literatures  
RVK Classification: EV 6230     EV 4540     EV 5375     EV 6739     EV 7007   
Peer Reviewed: Ja
International Distribution: Ja
Type: Article
Release Date: 22. June 2022
Project: Open-Access-Publikationskosten 2022 - 2024