Poetics of Inquiry
Case study in the poetry of Qeisar Aminpur
Inquiry has been of fundamental importance for the modern poetry. While bewildering the perception, it is also illustrative of the interrupted communication with the external world. The present book is the first Polish interdisciplinary publication on question and inquiry which attempts to show them as figures linking different areas of humanities eg philosophy, logics, theory of language and literature.
It is however only in poetry that the question attains a special autonomy and power of impression. This is to be shown in the context of Persian poetic tradition once hardly open to any individual search and inquiry but very much prompt to questions recently. The process is evident in the poetry of Qeisar Aminpur, one of the most important, although still underestimated contemporary Iranian poets. Aminpur – once dedicated to the Islamic Revolution, while getting older and more critical to the political and social situation took up question and inquiry as a basic instrument of deconstruction of illusions and also personal research of the sense of being in both common, everyday, as well as the transcendental meaning.
The author, lecturer on Persian literature and culture in the Institute of Oriental Philology at the Jagiellonian University. She graduated Persian philology both in Poland and Iran where she was given a long term research scholarship. Besides literature her fields of research also comprise another problems of modern Iran, such as stereotypic post-revolutionary image of West. She has also done some comparative research on ancient cultures, especially on the cultural role of the riddle in Iranian, Indian and Greek antiquity.