Arabic minimalist story : genre, politics and poetics in the self-colonial era /
by Ibrahim Taha.
Wiesbaden : Reichert Verlag, c2009.
185 p. ; 25 cm.
9783895006661 (
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Wiesbaden : Reichert Verlag, c2009.
9783895006661 (
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Long Description
One of the major aims of this book is to characterize the Arabic minimalist story as a new established genre of narrative fiction that exploits many "austere" techniques to exhibit a variety of socio-political matters. Believing in Less is more, Arab minimalist writers hope to reach the extreme of effect by saying several things with minimum words. The unique powerful effect of fighting and resistance attributed to the Arabic minimalist story stems paradoxically from its concentrated, focal, sudden and immediate presentation.
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This unique study aims at characterizing the Arabic minimalist story as a new genre of narrative fiction that exploits many austere devices of post-modern strategies to exhibit a variety of socio-political ideological matters that affect the fundamental needs of the common people in all Arab states. One of the major aims of this study is to expose the reader to the particularity of the Arabic minimalist story on both levels, thematic and aesthetic. On the thematic level, political, national and citizenship questions are at the top of the genre's agenda. Other topics, such as feminism and economic conditions, also attract significant interest among minimalist writers in all Arab countries. However, Arab minimalist writers are mostly preoccupied by national and political issues related to their quest for freedom, free speech, and proper interrelations between common people and rulers. 148- (Reichert Verlag 2009)

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