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Intertextual Criticism of Three Literary Works: The Metamorphosis, Blindness and Rhinoceros. LCQ. 2008; 1 (4) :127-151
URL: http://journals.modares.ac.ir/article-29-8845-en.html
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In the history of world's literature, there have always been authors who see literary works as a place to express human’s position in the society and try to describe man in relation to the nature and the world surrounding him and warn him of the perils this world may bring to him.Today's world is a world of unrest, tension and identity loss due to rapid technological changes and ideological instabilities. With machines overwhelming human life and his conformity to the cold tune of today's world, a distance has emerged between man on one hand and morality and spirituality on the other, and this has led him gradually to a severe critical atmosphere. Some creators of literary works have tried to show this reality in their works.They have employed creative literary techniques to show an intensified view of human position in relation to the current world in order to refer man to his inner nature and notify him of the peril and distress governing the society. Kafka, Ionesco and Saramago are among those writers who are mindful of the crisis man is experiencing in his modern and postmodern life and have reflected the situation in their works, the Metamorphosis, Rhinoceros, and Blindness, respectively. In this article we have used the intertextual approach to analyse these three works based on their structure and theme and have remarked their semiological relationship.
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Received: 2013/06/30 | Accepted: 2008/12/26 | Published: 2013/06/30

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