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Boozari A, Taghavi M, Mahdavi M J. Sociological approach to war novel (an image of minority discourse); based on case study of four novels of The Scorched Earth, Pilgrimage Customs, Winter 62, and Crystal garden. LCQ 2022; 15 (58)
URL: http://lcq.modares.ac.ir/article-29-50697-en.html
1- PhD student in Persian language and literature, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad
2- Associate Professor, Department of Persian Language and Literature, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad , taghavi@um.ac.ir
3- Assistant Professor, Department of Persian Language and Literature, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad
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Novel, in the viewpoint of various researchers has been recognized as a social work (influenced by and influencing on the community). Based on this pre-assumption, the present study deals with case study of four war novels in order to show the difference between formal narrative of war in various media, including literature, and what has been narrated in these works. The research method is based on a combination of theoretical achievements and foundations existing in sociology criticism, especially, Lukach-Goldman model, Levontal social criticism, and the relationship between personality and power institutions by Pierre Bourdieu. The four selected novels include The Scorched Earth, Pilgrimage Customs, Winter 62, and Crystal garden. There works have all been written at war time and all of them are considered among outstanding and popular works. In order to achieve the research purpose, interpretive reading of each novel has been done based on sociological critique model and attempting to avoid any prejudice. Then, characteristics of each of the four novels in contrast to the formal narrative of war has been indicated and it has been identified how features such as personality, narration, tone, point of view, and even content of the work have served to reflect minority discourse. Minority discourse is a multiplied voice completely different from formal narrative of war, whose manifestation in war novel can clearly be found in contrast to poetry and other literary forms related to literature of war (such as memoir writing and oral narratives).
Article Type: Original Research | Subject: Sociological critique
Received: 2021/03/6 | Accepted: 2022/08/1 | Published: 2022/08/1

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