A Study of Postmodern Narrative in Akbar Radi's Khanomche and Mahtabi

Hajar Abbasi Narinabad

Abstract


This project aims to explore representation of narratology based on some recent postmodern theories backed up by the ideas of some postmodern discourses including Roland Barthes, Jean-François Lyotard, Julia Kristeva and William James with an especial focus on Akbar Radi-the Persian Playwright- drama Khanomche and Mahtabi .The article begins by providing a terminological view of narrative in general and postmodern narrative in specific. As postmodern narrative elements are too general and the researcher could not cover them all, she has gone through the most eminent elements: intertextuality, stream of consciousness style, fragmentation and representation respectively which are delicately utilized in Khanomche and Mahtabi. The review then critically applies the theories on the mentioned drama. The article concludes by recommending a few directions for the further research.

 


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Intertextuality, Stream of Consciousness, Fragmentation, Postmodern Reality

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7575/ijalel.v.1n.4p.245

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