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Volume :19 Issue : 73 2001      Add To Cart                                                                    Download

The Seductions of Narrative Reading of al-Hariri's Baghdadian Maqamah (in Arabic)

Auther : Hassan Alnemi

This paper argues that narration has its own seductive qualities that appear through the use of various techniques and influence the receiver of the text. Narrative seduction occurs in two ways, externally and internally. External seduction occurs between a narrative text and a reader while internal seduction occurs between a narrator and a receiver within the narrative text itself. This paper will focus on the relation between the two sides of the narrative text, the narrator and the receiver within the text. As an example of this trend, one can think of The Arabian Nights where Shahrazad used narration to save herself from Shahrayar who, under the charm of her narration, moves from killing to forgiving, from destruction to tolerance.

This paper focuses on al-Hariri’s Bagdadian maqamah in order to illustrate the nature of narrative seduction. I suggest that this seduction occur between the narrator along with his companions and the old woman that has lured them, by using narrative tricks, to give her charity. Through discussing this maqamah, the paper focuses on the meaning of narrative seduction by evaluating the narrative structure and the social and historical space which stands as significant background to the maqamah.

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