عنوان مقاله [English]
Intertextuality is one of the most important conceptions in contemporary literary theory, spotlit in our country due to Iranian critics' preference for influence studies. By using the descriptive-analytical method, drawing upon Bloom's theory of the anxiety of influence, and adopting the intertextual theory in general and Laurent Jenny's approach to intertextuality in particular, the researchers try to discover and analyze the various relations and remarkable similarities between Kasrāyī's "Ārash-e Kamāngīr" (Ārash the Archer) and Akhavān's "Khān-I Hashtum" (The Eighth Labour) and to indicate thereby the wide extent to which Akhavān has been influenced by Kasrāyī. This research traces strong affinities and intertextual relations between the two. In terms of epic and myth, this intertextual relation hinges around continuity; in terms of political and social themes, setting, narrative and musicality, the intertextual relation hinges around compatibility; and in terms of linguistic structure and ending, it hinges around completion. Akhavān, in order to get rid of the anxiety of influence, tries to distinguish his poem from Kasrāyī's.
Keywords: Intertextuality, the Anxiety of Influence, "Ārash-e Kamāngīr" (Ārash the Archer), "Khān-I Hashtum" (The Eighth Labour), Akhavān, Kasrāyī.