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Comparison of the formal structure of the two works and themes such as time; oppositions and their resolution; relation between form and content; prominence of epiphany; manifestation, advent and apocalypse; and the theme of heroism, reading and identity.
The PDF below is a corrected, lightly updated version of the published copy.

Joycean Modernism in a Nineteenth-Century Qur'an Commentary?:
A Comparison of The Báb's Qayyūm Al-Asmā' with Joyce's Ulysses

by Todd Lawson

published in Erin and Iran: Cultural Encounters between the Irish and the Iranians, ed. H. E. Chehabi and Grace Neville
Boston: Ilex Foundation & Center for Hellenic Studies, Harvard University, 2015
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