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LITERATURE OF PEOPLES AND NATIONS OF THE WORLD

REFLECTION OF POSTMODERNISM IN KURT VONNEGUT’S SELECTED FICTIONS

Volume 2, Issue №2, 2016
Kurt Vonnegut (1922-2007) is known as one of the best American postmodern writers in XX century. This paper attempts to look at three steps of postmodernism in three of his ...

IMAGOLY: TRAVELS AND IMAGES. 19TH CENTURY FRENCH TRAVELS IN RUSSIA

Volume 2, Issue №2, 2016
Imagology studies the representations of otherness in literature: other countries, other people. This critical approach has determined its fields. Dealing with several French travels accounts in Russia published during the ...

THE SATIRIC GROTESQUE IN POE’S TALES OF THE GROTESQUE AND ARABESQUE

Volume 1, Issue №3, 2015
This paper surveys the grotesque which takes a principal position in the American literature since the nineteenth to the present. It outlines the evolution of grotesque from art to literary ...

THE INFLUENCE OF RUMI’S THOUGHT ON WHITMAN’S POETRY

Volume 1, Issue №3, 2015
Sufism or tasawwuf is the inner, mystical, or psycho-spiritual dimension of Islam. However, many scholars believe that Sufism is outside the sphere of Islam. As a result, there has always ...

THE DEMONIC GROTESQUE IN FLANNERY O’CONNOR’S EVERYTHING THAT RISES MUST CONVERGE

Volume 1, Issue №3, 2015
This paper surveys the grotesque as a main genre in American Literature which is mostly connected with satire. It defines the grotesque from the gothic to the textual analysis of ...

ALTERITY IN AMERICAN LITERATURE: THE FACES OF THE OTHER IN MELVILLE’S MOBY-DICK AND BILLY BUDD

Volume 1, Issue №3, 2015
This paper discusses the question of the expression of alterity as "faces" in Herman Melville’s two masterpieces, Moby-Dick; or,The Whale and Billy Budd, Sailor. The issue of otherness and the ...

OF ALL THINGS SPEAKABLE AND UNSPEAKABLE: KNOWLEDGE AND PARADOXES IN SAINT JOHN OF THE CROSS

Volume 1, Issue №2, 2015
This paper studies eight ascetical poems by Saint John of the Cross, from both a literary point of view and also as an inverse description. Therefore, the paradoxical descriptions of ...

PENELOPE DELTA, A RECENTLY DISCOVERED WRITER

Volume 1, Issue №2, 2015
The aim of this article is to present a Greek writer, Penelope Delta. This writer has recently come up in the field of the studies of the Greek literature and, ...

EFFECTS OF DEATH IN THE POETRY OF RUMI AND WHITMAN

Volume 4, Issue №1, 2018
This paper is a minor part of my PhD dissertation “Elements of Sufism in the Poetry of Rumi and Whitman: A Comparative Study” in which the attempt has been ...

PROBING INTO THE MYTHOLOGICAL IMAGES IN MAO ZEDONG’S POEM “IMMORTALS: REPLY TO LI SHUYI”

Volume 4, Issue №1, 2018
Mythological images play an important role in literary works and are ingeniously applied in Mao Zedong’s poetry. By studying the various aspects of the mythological images in his poem, ...

THE MANIFESTATION OF SUFI POETRY IN PERSIAN LITERATURE

Volume 3, Issue №4, 2017
The study of the emergence of the Sufi poetry in Persian literature has been of interest to all Persian historians. Sufism is a special School of thought which ...

ELIF SHAFAK'S FORTY RULES OF LOVE PRESENTS THE SOLUTION TO COMBAT TERRORISM

Volume 3, Issue №4, 2017
In Elif Shafak's Forty Rules of Love, the writer delivers the message that Sufism, which is based on accepting variance and pluralism, is the key to terminate the continuing ...

RUMI’S MYSTICAL ONTOLOGY IN HIS POETRY

Volume 3, Issue №3, 2017
Rumi's nostalgia has always attracted the soul of the enchanted and wise human in the valley of mysticism. This nostalgia is crystallized from centuries of human thought, which has ...

THEMATIC AFFINITIES OF “KHOSROW AND SHIRIN” AND “ROMEO AND JULIET”

Volume 3, Issue №3, 2017
A romantic work can rarely be found, which would be equal to the story of Nizami’s “Khosro and Shirin.” Perhaps the only work which can be compared to this ...

THE ERUPTION OF RUMI’S POETRY

Volume 3, Issue №2, 2017
This article is a short description of Molana Jalal al-Din Mohammad Balkhi’s thoughts, a famous Iranian mystic and poet, and an attempt to present his ancient ideas, but ...
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