[New Publication] Translation as Alienation: Sufi Hermeneutics and Literary Modernism in Bijan Elahi’s Translations

Translation as Alienation: Sufi Hermeneutics and Literary Modernism in Bijan Elahi’s Translations

Jan 7, 2021 By: Kayvan Tahmasebian and Rebecca Ruth Gould

https://doi.org/10.26597/mod.0175

The history of Iranian modernism is inseparable from the history of literary translation. In most accounts of Iranian literary history, the translation of European literary works played a formative role in the redefinition of poetic discourse as well as in the introduction of new literary genres, such as the short story and the novel, to modern Persian literature. In his landmark study of Iranian literary modernism, Mohammad Reza Shafiʿi-Kadkani rejects the ascription of originality to Iranian modernism. “Whatever beauty is witnessed in …. [Click here to read the full article]

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