Arabic Minimalist Story: Genre, Politics and Poetics in the Self-Colonial Era (LITERATUREN IM KONTEXT. ARABISCH - PERSISCH - TuRKISCH)

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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.

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Contributor Biography - English Ibrahim TahaBorn in Israel, Ph.D. in comparative literature from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 1994. Teaching at many colleges and universities: University of Haifa (Israel), The Academic Arab College (Israel), Oranim Academic College (Israel), The College of Sakhnin for Teacher Education (Israel), University of Uppsala (Sweden), and University of Heidelberg (Germany).Since 2003/2004 - Present day, member of the committee of the M.A. and Ph.D. studies in the Department of Arabic Language and Literature, University of Haifa.

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Review - English The study aims at characterizing the Arabic minimalist story as a new established genre of narrative fiction that exploits many "austere" devices of post-modern strategies to exhibit a variety of political, national, ideological and social matters. True, politics-oriented writing still is first on the agenda of most Arab peoples. Believing in Less is more, Arab minimalist writers hope to say several things with minimum words. Unlike long narrative genres, the unique powerful effect of the Arabic minimalist story stems from its concentrated, focal and sudden presentation. Fighting and resistance are well suited to the minimalist story, which does not scatter the reader's attention to side issues. The immediacy and shortness of minimalist fiction are apparently the very features needed to reach the extreme of challenge and resistance.

The study aims at characterizing the Arabic minimalist story as a new established genre of narrative fiction that exploits many "austere" devices of post-modern strategies to exhibit a variety of political, national, ideological and social matters. True, politics-oriented writing still is first on the agenda of most Arab peoples. Believing in Less is more, Arab minimalist writers hope to say several things with minimum words. Unlike long narrative genres, the unique powerful effect of the Arabic minimalist story stems from its concentrated, focal and sudden presentation. Fighting and resistance are well suited to the minimalist story, which does not scatter the reader's attention to side issues. The immediacy and shortness of minimalist fiction are apparently the very features needed to reach the extreme of challenge and resistance.

"Review - English The study aims at characterizing the Arabic minimalist story as a new established genre of narrative fiction that exploits many ""austere"" devices of post-modern strategies to exhibit a variety of political, national, ideological and social matters. True, politics-oriented writing still is first on the agenda of most Arab peoples. Believing in Less is more, Arab minimalist writers hope to say several things with minimum words. Unlike long narrative genres, the unique powerful effect of the Arabic minimalist story stems from its concentrated, focal and sudden presentation. Fighting and resistance are well suited to the minimalist story, which does not scatter the reader's attention to side issues. The immediacy and shortness of minimalist fiction are apparently the very features needed to reach the extreme of challenge and resistance. "

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