A Thousand Splendid Suns and A Streetcar Named Desire

“A Thousand Splendid Suns” and “A Streetcar Named Desire” are two texts written in different countries: Afghanistan and America which causes their context to be different due to politics and religion but there are similarities such as the roles, expectations and struggles that the women within these societies have. The main female characters in “A … Read more

Identity in Modern American Literature

GENERAL INTRODUCTION Though modernity brought about scientific and technological progress, it was revolutionary in the sense that it threw and seeped away the old-established moral values and social relations. The American society at that time was characterized by fragmentation, estrangement and dehumanization. Among the factors that had a great influence on America’s national identity and … Read more

Abdul-Rahman Munif

Abdul-Rahman Munif is a prolific writer whose large output displays a high degree of originality and a remarkable variety of theme and structure, although nearly all his novels have several features in common, in particular the author’s passionate concern for the freedom of the individual vis-a-vis an oppressive totalitarian regime (in fact, the only novel … Read more

Narrative Techniques and Modes of Writing in ‘Abdul Rah man Munf’s Mudun al-milh: al-tih

Narrative Techniques and Modes of Writing in ‘Abdul Rah man Munf’s Mudun al-milh: al-tih In several places in his book Al-Katib wa-al-manfa (The Writer and Exile), Abdul Rahman Munif asserts his preoccupation with producing a national tradition of the novel. 1 Such a preoccupation involves a great deal of experimentation2 with new narrative techniques and modes … Read more

American Literature

CHAPTER I INTRODUCTION American Literature begins with the orally transmitted myths, legends, tales and lyrics of Indian culture among more than five hundred Indian Languages and tribal cultures that existed in North America before the first Europeans arrived. The result of this arrival, Native American oral literature is quite divers. Natives from Quasinomadic hunt cultures … Read more