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Volume :26 Issue : 97 2000      Add To Cart                                                                    Download

NARRATIVE DISCOURSE IN “TIME OF SOLITUDE”

Auther : By: Dr. Mursel Faleh Al-Ajmi

 
 

The Iraqi invasion of Kuwait in August,1990 constituted a turning point to all Kuwaiti intellectuals.

Ismail Fahad Ismail – the prominent Kuwaiti novelist – experienced the invasion first hand and participated in the resistance movement during the occupation. After liberation, he published in 1996 a novel of a considerable size “Time of Solitude”. There are two remarks regarding Ismail’s novel. The first is related to the size of the novel. It comes in 2400 pages and is divided into seven sections. This unprecedented size of this novel makes it the largest novel ever written in Arabic. The second remark is concerned with the content of the novel. In the context, this novel might be considered as a vivid testimony of the occupation era. The novel presents, through the protagonist’s activities and relationships, a panoramic scene of the occupier aggression and the resistance.

This paper presents a narrative approach to that novel. It is well known among narratologists that the narrative theory regards the narration as composed of two interrelated elements, story and discourse. This paper limits itself to some aspects of discourse, namely the difference between real and imaginary, narrative voice and temporal relationship in the novel under consideration.

 
 

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