Sufism and Transcendentalism: A Comparative Study between Ibn Arabi, Emerson and Whitman

عوض, داليه محمد (2018) Sufism and Transcendentalism: A Comparative Study between Ibn Arabi, Emerson and Whitman. Masters thesis, جامعة الشرق الاوسط.

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This thesis is a comparative study between Ibn Arabi , Emerson and Whitman’s interpretation and depiction of the concepts of love and nature in Ibn Arabi’s selected poems from Tarjuman Al Ashwaq; Emerson’s selected poems and an extract from his essay Nature and Whitman’s poems that are selected from his Leaves of Grass. It explores the similarities and the differences between the interpretations of each poet for the concepts. Adopting the methods of comparative literature and drawing upon Sufism as well as Transcendentalism doctrine/movement, the study explores the poems/essay of the very well-known poets through highlighting the concepts of love and nature that each one of the poets interprets. The different ways of conveying each poet’s perception are emphasized in an attempt to explore the differences and the similarities between the poets’ interpretation of the concepts. The three poets have something in common concerning the interpretation of the concepts of love and IX nature that all of them are searching for the ultimate reality by observing everything around them .Moreover, all of them see in nature and beauty symbols and keys that lead to the divine that manifests in every beautiful element. The difference between the poets is in the way each one explains his beliefs and in the way he perceives love and beauty of nature. Key words: Comparative literature, Sufism, Transcendentalism, spirituality.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PR English literature
Depositing User: أ. طارق زياد عبد حنونة
Date Deposited: 21 Jun 2021 10:37
Last Modified: 21 Jun 2021 10:37

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