Exploration of Innovative Characteristics of Alice Munro’s art of Short Story Writing with Specific Reference to her Short Story Dear Life: Contextual Analysis

Authors

  • Muhammad Hassan Khoso Assistant Professor of English Govt. Boys Degree College Matli Sindh, Pakistan
  • Wajid Hussain Khoso MPhil Scholar, Department of English, Iqra University Karachi,Sindh, Pakistan
  • Sumia Nourain MPhil Scholar, Department of English, Iqra University Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.35484/ahss.2024(5-II-S)14

Keywords:

Anti-Mimetic Narrative, Genre-Bending Techniques, Metafiction, Multi-Modality, Postmodern Narrative

Abstract

This qualitative study aims to analyze Alice Munro’s short story “Dear Life” using close reading techniques to illustrate her exceptional skill in short story writing. Alice Munro is widely recognized for her mastery in crafting short stories, contributing significantly to contemporary literature. Her collection, "Dear Life," exemplifies her ability to breathe new life into the genre, distinguishing her from her peers. The study employs a close reading technique, meticulously examining the text to identify and analyze the distinctive characteristics of Munro’s writing. Specific references from "Dear Life" are used to highlight these novelistic features. The analysis reveals that Munro’s writing is marked by a unique narrative style, deep psychological insight, and rich character development. Her ability to weave complex themes into concise narratives sets her apart from other short story writers. Further studies could explore comparative analyses between Munro’s works and those of other prominent short story writers to better understand her influence and innovation in the genre. Additionally, investigating the reception of her work across different cultures could provide a broader perspective on her impact.

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Published

2024-06-10

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Khoso, M. H., Khoso, W. H., & Nourain, S. (2024). Exploration of Innovative Characteristics of Alice Munro’s art of Short Story Writing with Specific Reference to her Short Story Dear Life: Contextual Analysis. Annals of Human and Social Sciences, 5(2), 141–155. https://doi.org/10.35484/ahss.2024(5-II-S)14