Originality and Ottoman Poetics: In the Wilderness of the New

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TitleOriginality and Ottoman Poetics: In the Wilderness of the New
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1992
AuthorsHolbrook, V.
JournalJournal of the American Oriental Society
Volume112
Issue3
Pagination440–454
Date PublishedSep
Abstract

{\c S}eyh Galib's verse romance Beauty and Love has been received as a startlingly original work, in contrast to broad disparagement of Ottoman poetry as imitative of the Persian. He articulated a poetics of originality in a "Digression" taken mid-way through his romance. He ridiculed a notion that poetry is properly the imitation of poetry, offering a series of proofs on the mode of existence, logical necessity, and universality of original poetry.

URLhttp://www.jstor.org/stable/603080