The World of Persian Literary Humanism by Hamid Dabashi

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...marred by petulance, trendy theorizing and clotted prose. The overall effect, sad to say, is nothing short of miasmatic.
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Humanism has mostly considered the question “What does it mean to be human?” from a Western perspective. Dabashi asks it anew from a non-European perspective, in a groundbreaking study of 1,400 years of Persian literary humanism. He presents the unfolding of this vast tradition as the creative and subversive subconscious of Islamic civilization.
 

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Hamid Dabashi, an internationally renowned cultural critic and award-winning author, is Hagop Kevorkian Professor of Iranian Studies and Comparative Literature at Columbia University.
 
Published November 20, 2012 by Harvard University Press. 385 pages
Genres: History, Nature & Wildlife, Literature & Fiction, Science & Math, Law & Philosophy. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by Eric Ormsby on Jan 02 2013

...marred by petulance, trendy theorizing and clotted prose. The overall effect, sad to say, is nothing short of miasmatic.

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