• Licit Magic – GlobalLit Working Papers 2. Persian Dream Writing (khāb-nāma): With Translations from Khābguzārī (12th or 13th century), and ʿAjā’ib al-makhlūqāt wa gharā’ib al-mawjūdāt (12th century)

    Author(s):
    Kayvan Tahmasebian (see profile)
    Contributor(s):
    Nasrin Askari, Kristof D’hulster, Hadel Jarada, Bakir Mohammad, Michelle Quay
    Editor(s):
    Rebecca Ruth Gould
    Date:
    2021
    Group(s):
    Global Literary Theory
    Subject(s):
    Literary theory, Middle Eastern literature, Persian, Poetics and poetry, Rhetoric, Translation, World literature
    Item Type:
    Online publication
    Tag(s):
    dream, GlobalLit, multilingual
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/e4pb-tp58
    Abstract:
    There is something literary about dreams when they are written down. Dreams and literature intersect in wonder, imagination, and freedom. The excerpts translated here are dream writings from Khābguzārī by an anonymous writer in the twelfth or thirteenth century, and ʿAjā’ib al-makhlūqāt wa gharā’ib al-mawjūdāt by Muḥammad b. Maḥmūd Hamadānī (also known as Ṭūsī) (circa 1161–1178). Translated here for the first time into English, the two excerpts provide examples of how dreams shaped literary imagination in medieval Persian dream interpretation manuals (khāb-nāma) and anthologies of wondrous things (ʿajāyib-nāma).
    Notes:
    This series is part of a project that has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (Grant agreement No. 759346). For more working papers of the series, visit https://globallit.hcommons.org/licit-magic-working-papers/. For a presentation of the series, visit https://medium.com/global-literary-theory.
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