• Licit Magic – GlobalLit Working Papers 10. Poetry Translation as a Trope: Tarjama in Persian Poetics

    Author(s):
    Kayvan Tahmasebian (see profile)
    Contributor(s):
    Kristof D'hulster
    Editor(s):
    Rebecca Ruth Gould
    Date:
    2022
    Group(s):
    Global Literary Theory
    Subject(s):
    Islam--Study and teaching, Persian literature, Poetics, Poetry, Rhetoric, Poetry--Translating
    Item Type:
    Online publication
    Tag(s):
    GlobalLit, Middle Eastern Literatures, tarjama, Islamic studies, Literary theory, Poetics and poetry, Translation of poetry
    Permanent URL:
    https://doi.org/10.17613/pzkk-7537
    Abstract:
    In classical manuals of Persian science of eloquence (balāgha), poetry translation (tarjama) is classified as a figure of speech along with other rhetorical devices, such as metaphor (istiʾāra), simile (tashbīh), and paronomasia (jinās). In this working paper, I have translated sections related to the rhetorical device tarjama from Tarjuman al-balāgha (written circa 1088-1114) by Muḥammad b. ʿUmar ar-Rādūyānī’s, Ḥadāʾiq al-siḥr fi daqāʾiq al-shiʿr by Rashīd al-Dīn Waṭwāṭ’ (d. 1182-1183), Daqāʾiq al-shiʿr by ʿAlī b. Muḥammad Tāj al-Ḥalāvī (active 15th century), Badāyiʾ al-afkār fi ṣanāyiʾ al-ashʾār by Mīrzā Ḥusayn Vāʾiẓ Kāshifī Sabzavārī (d. 1504), and Abdaʾ al-badāyiʾ by Muḥammad Ḥusayn Shams al-ʾUlamā Garakānī (d. 1927). I illustrate the significance of poetry translation for classical and modernist Persian poetry.
    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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