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Beard, Michael 1944-

Overview
Works: 30 works in 79 publications in 3 languages and 2,257 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Love poetry  Conference papers and proceedings  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor, Thesis advisor, Translator, Other
Classifications: PJ7846.A46, 892.736
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Michael Beard
Hedayat's Blind owl as a Western novel by Michael Beard( )

12 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Iranian writer Sadeq Hedayat is the most influential figure in twentieth-century Persian fiction--and the object of a kind of cult after his suicide in 1951. His masterpiece The Blind Owl is the most important novel of modern Iran. Its abrupt, tortured opening sentence, "There are sores which slowly erode the mind in solitude like a kind of canker," is one of the best known and most frequently recited passages of modern Persian. But underneath the book's uncanniness and its narrative eccentricities, Michael Beard traces an elegant pastiche of familiar Western traditions. A work of advocacy for a disturbing and powerful piece of fiction, his comprehensive analysis reveals the significance of The Blind Owl as a milestone not only for Persian writing but also for world literature. The international, decentered nature of modernist writing outside the West, typified by Hedayat's European education and wide reading in the Western canon, suggested to Beard the strategy of assessing The Blind Owl as if it were a Western novel. Viewed in this context, Hedayat's intricate chronicle challenges the very notion of a national literature, rethinking and reshaping our traditions until we are compelled, "through its eyes," to see them in a new way. Originally published in 1990. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
Naguib Mahfouz : from regional fame to global recognition by Michael Beard( Book )

11 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scholars of Arabic language and literature show how renowned Egyptian fiction writer Mahfouz's work transcends its setting in the ancient alleys of Cairo and speaks to all people in all cultures. The collection of essays originated in a symposium at the U. of Massachusetts recognizing Mahfouz's receipt of the 1988 Nobel Prize for literature
Mihyar of Damascus, his songs by Adūnīs( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Walking with the wind by Abbas Kiarostami( Book )

6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This bilingual edition of recent verse by the celebrated Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami (award-winning director of such films as Close-Up and Taste of Cherry) includes English translations of more than two hundred crystalline, haiku-like poems, together with their Persian originals. The translators, noted Persian literature scholars Ahmad Karimi-Hakkak and Michael Beard, contribute an illuminating introduction to Kiarostami's poetic enterprise, examining its relationship to his unique cinematic corpus and to the traditions of classic and contemporary Persian poetry. Of interest to enthusiasts of cinema and literature alike, Walking with the Wind - the second volume in Harvard Film Archives series "Voices and Visions in Film"--Sheds light on a contemporary master who transforms simple fragments of reality into evocative narrative landscapes."--Jacket
Naked in exile : Khalil Hawi's Threshing floors of hunger by Adnan Haydar( Book )

3 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The beloved in Middle Eastern literatures : the culture of love and languishing by Alireza Korangy( Book )

6 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the long literary history of the Middle East, the notion of "the beloved" has been a central trope in both the poetry and prose of the region. This book considers the beloved in its classical, modern and postmodern manifestations, taking into account the different sexual orientations and forms of desire expressed. From the pre-Islamic 'Udhrī (romantic unrequited love), to the erotic same-sex love in thirteenth-century poetry and prose, the divine Sufi reflections on the topic, and post-revolutionary love encounters in Iran, Egypt and Saudi Arabia, The Beloved in Middle Eastern Literatures connects the affective and cultural with the political and the obscene. In focusing on the diverse manifestations of love and tropes of the lover/beloved binary, this book is unique in foregrounding what is often regarded as a "taboo subject" in the region. The multifaceted outlook reveals the variety of philological, philosophical, poetic and literary forms that treat this significant mofit--back cover
Ḥamīmīyāt : khawāṭir ḥubb by Henri Zoghaib( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in Arabic and English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""Ru'ya" (dream, vision) is the first word of the collection and it sets the tone for what follows. Henri Zoghaib explores the possibilities of the imagination in one hundred short lyrics. Translations into three languages expand the number of texts to four hundred, and the permutations create enough dreams for the reader to get lost in."--Jacket
Edges of poetry : selected poems of Esmail Khoi, a bilingual parallel text in English and Persian by Ismāʻīl Khūʼī( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dūbārah mīʹsāzamat vaṭan = My country, I shall build you again : barguzīdah-ʼi ashʻār hamrāh bā tarjumah-ʼi Ingilīsī by Sīmīn Bihbihānī( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in Persian and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Walking with the wind : poems by Abbas Kiarostami( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in Persian and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Outlandia : songs of exile by Ismāʻīl Khūʼī( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edebiyât : papers from the seminar on Fasahat and Balaghat in classical Persian literature held at the University of Cambridge, March 5-6 1999( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This issue of Edebiyât discusses topics ranging from medieval grammar, prosody and rhetoric to computer-assisted techniques of analysis. It also features excerpts from Michael Cooperson's translation of Abdelfattah Kilito's L'Auteur et ses doubles
Sadeq Hedayat's Blind Owl and the West: a study in the transmission of genre by Michael Beard( )

4 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Papers from the seminar on Fasahat and Balaghat in classical Persian literature( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Naked in exile : Khalil Hawi's Threshing floors of hunger by Khalil S Hawi( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mihyar of Damascus, his songs : poems by Adūnīs( Book )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Redefining Islamic identity : cosmopolitanism in the theater of Tawfiq Al- Hakim and Akbar Ahmed by Gaber Abdelghaffar Abdelrahman Hasaneen( )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From "the dead center of this place that is no place": the novel of abjection by Alexander H Cavanaugh( )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Listening to the divine lyre : Greek epigrams and theories of Lyric by Allen Ernest Helmstetter( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gargi-i dar kamīn : barguzīdah-ʼi ashʻār hamrāh bā tarjumah-ʼi Ingilīsī by Abbas Kiarostami( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in Persian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Hedayat's Blind owl as a Western novel
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Naguib Mahfouz : from regional fame to global recognitionMihyar of Damascus, his songsWalking with the windḤamīmīyāt : khawāṭir ḥubbWalking with the wind : poemsMihyar of Damascus, his songs : poems
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Beard, Mikhael 1944-

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