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Ilex Foundation #04: The Rhetoric of Biography: Narrating Lives in Persianate Societies

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In the context of a growing scholarly literature devoted to the topics of biography and autobiography, especially in the Arabic literary tradition, the essays in this volume explore the forms and meanings of these genres with particular reference to Persian writings, as well as to writings in Arabic and Turkish that were also composed in Persianate societies.

The authors address, among other topics, biographies and autobiographies of women; biographies of specific occupational groups, such as poets; the relation of traditional “lives of poets” to the reception of their literary works; intertextuality across biographical and autobiographical writings and across languages; and the processes involved in translating written biographies for the contemporary television screen.

Readers are invited to glimpse the lives of figures from the past and to appreciate the historical, cultural, and literary contexts that shaped their biographical and autobiographical narratives, and to reflect on the continuing significance of these narratives into the modern era.

Synopsis:

Within a growing scholarly literature devoted to the topics of biography and autobiography, especially in the Arabic literary tradition, the essays in this volume explore the forms and meanings of these genres with particular reference to Persian writings, as well as to writings in Arabic and Turkish that were also composed in Persianate societies.

About the Author

L. Marlow is Director of Middle Eastern Studies at Wellesley College.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780674060661
Author:
Marlow, L.
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Author:
Davidson, Olga M.
Author:
Mahallati, Mohammad J.
Author:
ati, Mohammad J.
Author:
Szuppe, Maria
Author:
Mahall
Author:
Stewart, Devin
Author:
Cooperson, Michael
Author:
Dale, Stephen F.
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
Middle Eastern
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : General
Series:
Ilex Series
Series Volume:
4
Publication Date:
20110331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
6 halftones
Pages:
184
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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