The narrative story and intertwining arts in Sinjar Captives by Saleem Barakat

Authors

  • Ali Abdulrahman Fattah College of Languages, Department of Arabic Language, Salahaddin University-Erbil

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.21271/zjhs.26.6.6

Keywords:

Narrative Story, The intertwining arts, Saleem Barakat.

Abstract

This research which is entitled as “The narrative story and intertwining arts in Sinjar Captives by Saleem Barakat” discusses a new topic. It is about the mixture of novel with painting in (Sinjar Captives). The novelist relies on famous portraits to clarify his ideas and construct the theme of his novel. He narrates several famous worldly paintings instead of narrating the incidents of his thoughts. He describes such paintings instead of narrating the incidents or thoughts of his mind. He describes them the way the narrator narrates scenes, incidents, or characters in the novel.

       He sheds a light on the monstrous and cruel way that the young girls who have been treated in Sinjar, clarifying the bloody authority of Syrians. His novel is in ten chapters. Each chapter shows a famous worldly painting and each has special plot different from the previous and the following one. The writer creates a wonderful, fantastic world full of terrors, murders, bloods and cruel incidents. The paintings are separated, but are concerned with the human tragedy along history. The narrator transforms color language to word language through poetic language in most of the pages with poetry in a way that the spectator or the reader feels as if he is reading a poem and not a novel in prose.

Published

2022-12-25

Issue

Section

Articles