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Traditional and cultural beliefs vis-à-vis national and religious myths in sohrab sepehri’s the traveler

Ebrahimi, Mansoureh and Mousavi, Kazem and Ghashghaie, Saied (2015) Traditional and cultural beliefs vis-à-vis national and religious myths in sohrab sepehri’s the traveler. Asian Social Science, 11 (15). pp. 180-186. ISSN 1911-2017

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.5539/ass.v11n15p180


This study examines the integration of national and religious myths from varied traditions that permeate Sohrab Sepehri’s poem, The Traveler. The authors posit that Sepehri’s conceptions of these ancient tales and their expression in the poem constitute a creative evolutionary process that stands as our central thesis. The focus is an interpretation of Sepehri’s unconscious mind vis-à-vis the association of specific myths with the theosophical origins of recurrent themes. We utilize historical criticism as literary analysis in our application of a qualitative approach to the depiction of positions and periods in which these myths enjoyed currency in their respective cultures. Thus, the study attempts to portray the imaginative world that stands behind The Traveler while analyzing the relations of myths to religion, history and sociology — perhaps with a view to position the cited traditions as 'Iranian', or allow them as adaptations of traditional Persian forms derived from other nations. We conclude that the construction and interpretation of myths embody age-old existential issues and readers may judge whether the authors have substantiated the thesis of 'poetic evolution'. This novel approach to the great poet has but slight contemporary competition, hence, the literature base is meager.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:national and religious myths, sohrab sepehri
Subjects:B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
Divisions:Islamic Civilisation
ID Code:59041
Deposited By: Haliza Zainal
Deposited On:04 Dec 2016 04:07
Last Modified:02 Feb 2017 00:25

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