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Political Narrative Fiction and the Responsibility of the Author

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Art in general and fiction in particular have had close affinities with politics throughout history. When there is a close tie between a narrative fiction and political issues then critics may deem it as “committed fiction”. Political fiction is at the crossroads of political science and the art of fiction. And more often than not, novelists are involved with politics but not all of them are dubbed as or even consider themselves to be political novelists. In this article I attempt to investigate political fiction as a distinct genre produced (un)consciously by a range of (politically committed) novelists and critics. The authors discussed in this paper demonstrate dissimilar perspectives on freedom and democracy. Also, regarding political fiction and the responsibility of author, we will see how divergent is the attitudes of critics such as George Orwell, Allen Robbe-Grillet, Juan Goytisolo, Mario Vargas Llosa and Isabel Allende.


International Letters of Social and Humanistic Sciences (Volume 76)
T. Rezaei and M. Hanif, "Political Narrative Fiction and the Responsibility of the Author", International Letters of Social and Humanistic Sciences, Vol. 76, pp. 43-48, 2017
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March 2017

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