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Albughobeish A. The Relationship between Intertextuality and Postmodern Ontology in the Short Story “Mirza Yunos” by Sirous Shamisa. LCQ. 2016; 9 (34) :33-62
URL: http://journals.modares.ac.ir/article-29-1932-en.html
Assistant Professor of Persian, Allameh Tabataba’i University, Iran
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Intertextuality is Mikhail Bakhtin’s evolved polyphonic theory based on which the literary texts of past and present are in dialogue with each other and no text is self-sufficient and devoid of its earlier texts. The intertextual feature of artworks and literary texts challenges their independence and makes the boundaries of their independence unstable. Drawing on this idea, the present study analyzes the short story “Mirza Yunos” from the short story collection Ayne va Se Dastane Digar by Sirus Shamisa. In addition to being a manifestation of the characteristics of postmodern era, I argue, the instability and suspension of boundaries among literary texts is a consolidating element for the ontological aspect of fictional atmosphere in the realm of fiction, through which the textuality of history/reality is realized. This study shows that the various inter-texts in a text can make it possible for the existing and non-existing experiences to be interwoven in a way that recognizing their limits becomes increasingly difficult. I also argue that literary texts are not just in dialogue with written texts, but the semantic and conceptual scope of the word “text” becomes wider and includes various new aspects. In fact, as different genres enter the fiction realm, one should speak of “inter-genre” concept and think of the fiction as its subcategory.
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Article Type: practical | Subject: contemporary Persian fiction
Received: 2016/04/18 | Accepted: 2016/08/22 | Published: 2016/09/1
* Corresponding Author Address: Tehran

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