Mohammed Abdullah El-Beitawi as an Author

Discussion Committee: 
Prof. Adel Al-Osta/supervisor
Dr. Abdel Kareem Khashan/external examiner
Dr. Nader Qasem/internal examiner
Prof. Adel Al-Osta/supervisor
Said Mohammed Saadah Hamdan
This study deals with the literary experience of Mohammed Abdullah El-Beitawi in content and form through his fictional works. It contains an introduction, three chapters and a conclusion. The introduction talks briefly about El-Beitawi through his literary works and activities. It also demonstrates the divisions of the three chapters and the method followed in this study. It also points to the previous studies on the literary works of the writer. Chapter I throws light extensively on the writer's life, upbringing, artistic activities and literary works. It also stresses the most important stations and joints that have influenced his literary writing. Moreover, it displays the previous studies and reads some of them referring to the points of divergence and convergence with this study. Chapter II starts with an entrance to the art of novel in Palestine, reviewing the most important stages through which it underwent and the most prominent novelists. Then, the chapter discusses the novels of the writer through his trilogy "Chapters of the Story of our Country" with its three parts: "The shaky, The cockroaches, Lovers street". The chapter reviews the contents of these three novels which talk about the Israeli occupation in the period 1967 – 1969 and its influence on the Palestinians in general. After that the chapter goes on to talk about the technical aspects of these novels like the narration, the narrator, time, place, language and characters. Chapter III starts with an entrance to short story in Palestine indicating its origin and evolution and presenting its most prominent writers. The chapter goes on to talk about the social and political implications in Betawi's collections of short stories: a "Call for Love ?! " and the collection " A Decree to Issue Identity" and finally the collection " Forgotten Pagers" . The chapter discusses the forms of storytelling such as the tale, the third person narrator, stream of consciousness and autobiography. The chapter also discusses some of the technical aspects of short stories like language, symbols and characters. Finally, the conclusion summarizes the most important findings of the study.
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