Reviews

The notice provides a short biography of the poet from Bukhara (1878-1902), based for the most part on the memoirs by ‘Ayni.  The author summarises the young poet’s fame in the literary circle of Ziya, and the problems of the establishment of his diwan by his contemporaries ‘Ayni and Munzim.  The notice ends in classical considerations on Hayrat’s contribution to the emergence of the vernacular Persian language and description of everyday life in the poetry of Bukhara—a trend that is abusively, and superficially, approached by the author with the ‘revival (bazgasht)’ previously observable in Qajar Iran.

Stéphane A. Dudoignon, National Centre for Scientific Research, Paris
CER: I-6.2.B-529