The Kuwaiti short story: 1947-1985 : an analytical study of its social and political aspects

Al-Sanousi, Haifa M. A. (1995) The Kuwaiti short story: 1947-1985 : an analytical study of its social and political aspects. PhD thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Abstract

The short story is a comparatively modern phenomenon in Kuwait; the first appeared in 1929. There have been two distinct periods in the history of the short story in Kuwait. The first was from 1947 to 1959, the second was from 1962 to 1985. During the first period, it was more of a vehicle for didactic and predicative than for literary purposes. Characterisation was elementary, plot was negatory and structure was primitive. The second period witnessed a considerable development in the genre; the short story became, in all respects, more recognisable as such. Today, the art of short story writing is practised in Kuwait in a manner indistinguishable from that of any other Arab country.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Qualification Level: Doctoral
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PK Indo-Iranian
Colleges/Schools: College of Arts
Funder's Name: UNSPECIFIED
Supervisor's Name: Mattock, John N.
Date of Award: 1995
Depositing User: Ms Mary Anne Meyering
Unique ID: glathesis:1995-5041
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 20 Mar 2014 09:49
Last Modified: 21 Mar 2014 11:55
URI: http://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/5041

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