:: year 26, Issue 85 (2-2019) ::
دوفصلنامه زبان و ادبيات فارسی 2019, 26(85): 135-159 Back to browse issues page
A Structural Analysis of Musical Gnostic Prose works with an Emphasis on their Lyrical Contents
Mahbubeh Mobasheri 1, Masroureh Mokhtari2
1- Alzahra University , mobasheri2010@gmail.com
2- Mohaghegh Ardabili University
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Gnostic prose works cover a wide range of subjects, contents, styles, structures, languages, and manners of expression. They might, therefore, be all categorized under one single literary genre. Applying the general term "gnostic prose works" to these oeuvres hinders our understanding of their true nature. Despite that many gnostic prose works belong to Gnosticism, they have special characteristics that make these works different from other gnostic texts. The present study has been done comparatively and analytically and with the help of library sources such as books and pamphlets on central topics, such as "Love". While examining the common characteristics, this subset was introduced as another literary genre like theosophical and lyrical prose texts. The purpose of this study is not to divide Sufism into theosophical and romantic, but it intends to study theosophical works according to their ways of expression, structure, language, figures of thought and subject to exhibit their real identities. The study indicates that they are closely comparable on three grounds: 1. In being prose and related issues (mixing oral and written tradition and interpretation), 2. In being Gnostic and in issues related to epistemology, ontology, irregularity, love, beauty, and influence from earlier works, 3. In being romantic and poetical in expression regarding questions related to musicality, imagery, and poetic logic.
Keywords: Gnostic Prose Works, Genres, Savaneh-Al-Oshag, Abhar-Al- Ashegin, Lamaat.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: ادبیات غنایی

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