Minimalism in Mawlana’s Masnavi

  •  Hossein Bighashi    
  •  Shahin Alizadeh    


Minimalism means the writer uses minimum words and brevity to express a story in a simple plan. Although it is a new category in west, there are extensive examples in Iran comprehensive literature which are coincident with the features of minimal stories. Mawlana’s Masnavi Manavi is significant based on storytelling in addition to its content value, religious, moral and mystic teachings. Brevity, realism, the simplicity of the language, having an attractive theme are the most important features of minimalism that this study could achieve ten features through revising and comparing two first books which have conformity with minimalism process. This study attempts to investigate the matter of telling these fictions and tales in two first books of Masnavi along features of minimal story.

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  • ISSN(Print): 1923-869X
  • ISSN(Online): 1923-8703
  • Started: 2011
  • Frequency: bimonthly

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