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Master of Arts (MA)
Department / School
Jerry W. Yarbrough
This thesis is a comparative study of theme and form in two secular poets' rejection of authoritarian worldviews. Li Bo in 8th century China chose the natural human values--wine, nature, eros, pleasure--over the rational pragmatic politics of the Confucian bureaucracy. Omar Khayyam in 11th century Persia had the same conflict with the Moslem Sufi power structure. This thesis will argue how and why poets from such different times and places discovered the same natural bases for authentic human nature.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Li, Bai, 701-762 -- Criticism and interpretation
Li, Bai, 701-762 -- Style
Omar Khayyam -- Criticism and interpretation
Omar Khayyam -- Style
Wine in literature
South Dakota State University
Zhang, Yuqing, "The Wine Metaphor in Li Bo and Omar Khayyam" (1994). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 19.