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Title: The development of the novel and short story in modern Algerian literature.
Author: Bamieh, Aida Adib.
ISNI:       0000 0001 3442 0730
Awarding Body: School of Oriental and African Studies (University of London)
Current Institution: SOAS, University of London
Date of Award: 1971
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This work is divided into two parts, and comprises twelve chapters, as well as a survey of the historical background and a conclusion. The first part is devoted to the novel and the second part deals with the short story. The historical background follows the history of Algeria from the French occupation in 1830 to the War of Independence, stressing particularly the gradual evolution of the national awakening. The 'First chapter defines Algerian literature and indicates the palace of works written in French in the literary history of Algeria, as well as the reasons for the scarce production of Arabic novels. Chapter two describes the effect of the social, political and literary factors on the Algerian novel . Chapter three deals with the social themes tackled by the novelists. Chapter four is concerned with the conflict of generations, which resulted from the clash of the Western and the Eastern civilisations in the midst of the Algerian society. Chapter five discuss the question of commitment and universality as conceived by the Algerian novelist; Chapter six deals with post-independence literature characterised by the critical attitude of some novelists. Chapter seven looks at the place of women in the nova Chapter eight discusses the development of the novel from the point or view of technique, studying the evolution inside the work of every major novelist. Chapter nine deals with the Arabic language short story, tracing it to its origins in the period between the two world wars. Chapter ten presents a brief survey or the condition 1 the Arabic story since the thirties to 1967. and discusses the form of the story. Chapter eleven is concerned with the French language short story. Chapter twelve examines the technique of the short story written in French. The conclusion stresses two main points, first, that works written in French filled a serious crap in modern Algerian literature; second, that, to the present day and as for as the novel and the short story are concerned, literature written in French is of a superior quality to works written in Arabic.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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