Sufism and American Literary Masters (SUNY series in Islam)

Sufism and American Literary Masters (SUNY series in Islam)


Explores the impact of Sufism on 19th- and early twentieth-century writers.

This e-book unearths the wealthy, yet quite often unknown, effect of Sufism on 19th- and early twentieth-century American literature. the interpretation of Persian poets corresponding to Hafiz and Sa’di into English and the continuing acclaim for Omar Khayyam provided exciting new non secular views to a few of the main American literary figures. As editor Mehdi Aminrazavi notes, those Sufi affects have usually been subsumed right into a idea of “Eastern,” mainly Indian, suggestion and never said as having Islamic roots. This paintings will pay enormous consciousness to giants of yank literature, Ralph Waldo Emerson and Walt Whitman, who came upon a lot notion from the Sufi rules they encountered. different canonical figures also are mentioned, together with Mark Twain, Herman Melville, Henry David Thoreau, and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, besides literary contemporaries who are lesser recognized this present day, corresponding to Paschal Beverly Randolph, Thomas Lake Harris, and Lawrence Oliphant.

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