The Resource Between Quran and Kafka : west-eastern affinities, Navid Kermani ; translated by Tony Crawford

Between Quran and Kafka : west-eastern affinities, Navid Kermani ; translated by Tony Crawford

Label
Between Quran and Kafka : west-eastern affinities
Title
Between Quran and Kafka
Title remainder
west-eastern affinities
Statement of responsibility
Navid Kermani ; translated by Tony Crawford
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Contributor
Author
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Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
What connects Shiite passion plays with Brecht's drama? Which of Goethe's poems were inspired by the Quran? How can Ibn Arabi's theology of sighs explain the plays of Heinrich von Kleist? And why did the Persian author Sadeq Hedayat identify with the Prague Jew Franz Kafka? One who knows himself and others will here too understand: Orient and Occident are no longer separable: in this new book, the critically acclaimed author and scholar Navid Kermani takes Goethe at his word. He reads the Quran as a poetic text, opens Eastern literature to Western readers, unveils the mystical dimension in the works of Goethe and Kleist, and deciphers the political implications of theatre, from Shakespeare to Lessing to Brecht. Drawing striking comparisons between a diverse range of literary traditions and cultures, Kermani argues for a literary cosmopolitanism that is opposed to all those who would play religions and cultures against one another, isolating them by force from one another. Between Quran and Kafka concludes with Kermani's speech on receiving Germany s highest literary prize, an impassioned plea for greater fraternity when confronted with the tyranny and terrorism of Islamic State. 0Kermani's personal assimilation of the classics gives his work that topical urgency that distinguishes universal literature when it speaks to our most intimate feelings. For of course love too lies between Quran and Kafka
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DLC
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1967-
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Kermani, Navid
Dewey number
830.9
Index
index present
Language note
Translated from German
LC call number
PT 147 .K4713 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Crawford, Tony
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  • German literature
  • Religion and literature
  • East and West
  • East and West
  • German literature
  • Religion and literature
Label
Between Quran and Kafka : west-eastern affinities, Navid Kermani ; translated by Tony Crawford
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • World without God
  • Shakespeare and Man
  • 4.
  • Heroic Weakness
  • Lessing and Terror
  • 5.
  • God Breathing
  • Goethe and Religion
  • 6.
  • Filth of My Soul
  • Machine generated contents note:
  • Kleist and Love
  • 7.
  • The Truth of Theatre
  • The Shiite Passion Play and Alienation
  • 8.
  • Liberate Bayreuth!
  • Wagner and Empathy
  • 9.
  • Swimming in the Afternoon
  • Kafka and Germany
  • 1.
  • 10.
  • The Duty of Literature
  • Hedayat and Kafka
  • 11.
  • Towards Europe
  • Zweig and the Borders
  • 12.
  • In Defence of the Glass Bead Game
  • Hesse and Decadence
  • 13.
  • Don't Follow the Poets!
  • The Violence of Compassion
  • Arendt and Revolution
  • 14.
  • Tilting at Windmills
  • Mosebach and the Novel
  • 15.
  • One God, One Wife, One Cheese
  • Golshiri and Friendship
  • 16.
  • Sing the Quran Singingly
  • The Quran and Poetry
  • Neuwirth and Literalist Piety
  • Appendix
  • On the Sixty-Fifth Anniversary of the Promulgation of the German Constitution
  • Speech to the Bundestag, Berlin, 23 May 2014
  • On Receiving the Peace Prize of the German Publishers' Association
  • Speech in St Paul's Church, Frankfurt am Main, October 2015
  • About the Text
  • 2.
  • Revolt against God
  • Attar and Suffering
  • 3.
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xv, 303 pages
Isbn
9781509500338
Lccn
2016004650
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40026553023
System control number
  • (OCoLC)940342167
  • (OCoLC)ocn940342167
Label
Between Quran and Kafka : west-eastern affinities, Navid Kermani ; translated by Tony Crawford
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • World without God
  • Shakespeare and Man
  • 4.
  • Heroic Weakness
  • Lessing and Terror
  • 5.
  • God Breathing
  • Goethe and Religion
  • 6.
  • Filth of My Soul
  • Machine generated contents note:
  • Kleist and Love
  • 7.
  • The Truth of Theatre
  • The Shiite Passion Play and Alienation
  • 8.
  • Liberate Bayreuth!
  • Wagner and Empathy
  • 9.
  • Swimming in the Afternoon
  • Kafka and Germany
  • 1.
  • 10.
  • The Duty of Literature
  • Hedayat and Kafka
  • 11.
  • Towards Europe
  • Zweig and the Borders
  • 12.
  • In Defence of the Glass Bead Game
  • Hesse and Decadence
  • 13.
  • Don't Follow the Poets!
  • The Violence of Compassion
  • Arendt and Revolution
  • 14.
  • Tilting at Windmills
  • Mosebach and the Novel
  • 15.
  • One God, One Wife, One Cheese
  • Golshiri and Friendship
  • 16.
  • Sing the Quran Singingly
  • The Quran and Poetry
  • Neuwirth and Literalist Piety
  • Appendix
  • On the Sixty-Fifth Anniversary of the Promulgation of the German Constitution
  • Speech to the Bundestag, Berlin, 23 May 2014
  • On Receiving the Peace Prize of the German Publishers' Association
  • Speech in St Paul's Church, Frankfurt am Main, October 2015
  • About the Text
  • 2.
  • Revolt against God
  • Attar and Suffering
  • 3.
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xv, 303 pages
Isbn
9781509500338
Lccn
2016004650
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40026553023
System control number
  • (OCoLC)940342167
  • (OCoLC)ocn940342167

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