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L’art de l’écriture dans la littérature tunisienne : le cas de Maḥmūd Al-Mas‘adī

Abstract : This master’s thesis aims at introducing modern Tunisian literature at the beginning of the twentieth century through Maḥmūd Al-Mas‘adī’s literary works. It shows how our author’s writing breaks away from contemporary Arabic and Tunisian literary works. Neither realistic nor romantic, his work offers a new vision on literary writing as it has tried to transgress the codes of literary genres. Despite the success of novels and short stories in the Arabic world, our author drifts away from these literary genres and puts forward dialogues to help him get through his ideas and his philosophy. As we try to understand how Al-Mas‘adī’s writing works, we have tried to assess his philosophic point of view. His choice to remain connected to the “theatre of the stream of thought” (al-Masraḥ aḏ -Ḏihnī) in his play al-Sudd (The dam) shows his philosophical commitment. Indeed, this literary movement reminds us of the philosophical dialogue or the dialogue of ideas, a genre dating back to Greek and Latin Antiquity. Literary criticism compares Maḥmūd Al-Mas‘adī’s work to a receptacle gathering the different evolutions of modern and traditional Arabic literature. We are trying to study his work from the point of view of multiple references and the interaction of literary genres.
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Leila Nafati. L’art de l’écriture dans la littérature tunisienne : le cas de Maḥmūd Al-Mas‘adī. Linguistique. Université Rennes 2, 2020. Français. ⟨NNT : 2020REN20046⟩. ⟨tel-03482575⟩



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