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The Persian Whitman: Beyond a Literary Reception (Iranian Studies Series) (Paperback)
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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.
About the Author
Behnam M. Fomeshi is a specialist in comparative literature and has received several grants and fellowships, including the Humboldt fellowship.
"This well written and thought-provoking book is sure to attract the readers’ attention and inspire follow-up research."
— Dr. Natalia Chalisova, Institute for Oriental and Classical Studies, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow