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Investigating the Relationship between History and Narration in the Historical meta-narrative of "Edson Arants Donacimento and His Himalayan Rabbit" by Jamshid Khanian
Ayoob Moradi *
Payam Noor university , ayoob.moradi@gmail.com
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A Study of the Relationship between History and Narration in the Historiographical Metadata of "Edson Arants Donacimento and His Himalayan Rabbit" by Jamshid Khanian
 
Ayub Moradi[1]
The spread of postmodern thought and poststructuralist approaches brought about major changes in fundamental human attitudes. One of the important areas that underwent major changes is the relationship between story and history. For years, the thinkers of humanities have made a profound distinction between the two. History was considered a science that represented reality, and literature was considered a field of imagination. Postmodern thought, while challenging this hypothesis, propose that historical writings are a kind of narrative and historians in selecting historical events like novelists use a plot, derived from the power of imagination. Based on this idea as well as the concept of metanarrative, Linda Hutchen focus on a new type of historical story in which while authors exposing the techniques of storytelling consciously seek to distort history. The novel "Edson Donacimento and His Himalayan Rabbit" by Jamshid Khanian is one of the notable example. In this work, the author tries to deal with the historical event of Abadan Cinema's fire by using the meta-story format.
The present article uses a descriptive-analytical method to analyze the novel from the perspective of historiographical metanarratives. The research shows that the author of the novel, while correctly using some meta-fiction techniques such as revealing artificiality (story writing story), short circuit, ‌ deprivation of the author's authority and multiple endings, is well aware of the effect of imagination and unconsciousness during the process of storytelling.
Keywords: Postmodernism, ‌ Historical meta-fiction, ‌ Linda Hachen, teen novel, Edson Arants Donacimento and his Himalayan rabbit.
 
 
[1]. Associate Professor of Persian Literature, Payam-e  Nour University, Ayoob.moradi@pnu.ac.ir
Article number: 5
Keywords: Postmodernism, Historical meta-narrative, Linda Hutcheon, teen novel, Edson Arants Donacimento and his Himalayan rabbit.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2021/08/9 | Accepted: 2021/09/1 | Published: 2021/09/1



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