A Comparative Study of "From 7 O`clock to 9:30" by Na-albandian and "Erostratus" by Sartre by Applying Bakhtinian Dialogism

Document Type: Research Articles

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1 M. A. Student Of English Literature, English Department, Payame Noor University, Tehran, Iran.

2 Assistant Prof. of English Literature, English Department, Payame Noor University, Tehran, Iran.

3 Assistant Prof. of Persian Literature, Literature Department, Payame Noor University, Tehran, Iran.

Abstract

The present study is conducted to compare 'From 7 o`clock to 9:30' by Abbas Na-albandian and 'Erostratus' by Jean-Paul Sartre based on Bakhtin’s intertextual approach with an eye on Bakhtin’s notion of dialogic imagination. Bakhtin in his approach focuses on the text, rather than the author, and that is why the approach is so demanding at present time. Also his dialogism refers to the fact that the various languages which stratify any single language are in dialogue with one another. So that a work of art is in relationship with other works of art. The aim here is to see if there is this kind relationship between the mentioned works which are from two different cultures and languages as the major components of culture, namely Persian and French. The co-relational analysis of the short stories indicates a significant relationship between them in the realms of plot, setting, characteristics, theme, etc. Therefore, the applicability of Bakhtin approach is emphasized through the resulted similarities which do exist in the mentioned works.

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