A comparative Literature study: Julia Kristiva’s “Intertextuality” in Apuleius’ The Golden Ass and Chawki Amari’s L’ Âne Mort.
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There exist many important themes that could be studied in the world of literature. This research paper examines the existence of intertextual connections between Apuleius The Golden Ass (1566) and Amari’s L’Âne Mort (2014). To achieve our goal, we have relied on Julia Kristiva’s theory of “Intertextuality” introduced in Graham Allen’s book Intertextuality published in 2000 . In our discussion we studied the intertextual nexus that appears via the protagonists:Lucius,Mounir,Lyés,Tissam and Izouzen of the selected novels also we examined the female characters:Photis,Psyche and Tissam. Concerning themes we explored the sociocultural identity and the socoi-political criticism in both novels. Finally, we showed the dynamics of intertextuality between the two works. After having analyzed the two novels in the light of the theory sited above, we have reached the conclusion that Amari’s novel L’Âne Mort is textually linked to Apuleius The Golden Ass and that both writers’ novels are mirrors that reflect the issues of their societies.
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