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A Dictionary of Arabic Literary Terms and Devices

Marlé Hammond

A late twentieth- and early twenty-first-century cultural tendency to dispense with ideologies and other types of grand narrative that hitherto lent thematic and formal coherence to a work of art. Features of Post-modernism in literature include disorientation, the mixing of genres, styles, and discourses, the return to pre-modern and medieval conventions, the uncoupling of authorship and originality, and the prevalence of the jargon and imagery of the mass media and consumerism. Andreas Pflitsch (‘End of Illusions’) has noted that whilst many Arabic authors have embraced the principle features of Post-modernism, they have not by and large abandoned the notion of commitment or ... ...

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