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Kurdish short story: emergence, development, and future horizons.

This article offers an overview of the emergence and the development of Kurdish short story since the beginning of the twentieth century. The approach is mainly based on a historical review of texts produced by Kurdish story writers in various parts of Kurdistan, taking into consideration the linguistic, technical, and aesthetic characteristics of each generation of writers. Additionally, the contents and the forms of the stories are analyzed as examples of different literary styles and trends. The author explores the political context and its influence in shaping Kurdish culture as a whole and artistic prose in particular. Finally, the article explores the influence of Western, Arabic, Persian, and Turkish literatures on the Kurdish short story.

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Author:Shakely, Farhad
Publication:Alif: Journal of Comparative Poetics
Article Type:Abstract
Date:Jan 1, 2015
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