Styles and Technical Devices in the Service of Meaning in Mu?ammad Naffa?'s Short Stories
Fa?ima Rayyan, Ph.D.

This study deals with the local Palestinian literature in Israel and highlights the technical styles that are employed in the service of meaning in the short stories written by the Palestinian writer Mu?ammad Naffa?(1939).2 The technical styles that are intensively summarized here have been collected after a long study that lasted for three years investigating 6 collections of the short stories that Naffa? has written since 1976. In addition, the study deals with all the available short stories that were written published on sporadically on Al- Al-Gabha Website since June, 2014. The study sets out from a mere semiotic starting point as I believe that the most productive method to trace meanings through various styles and forms of writing is the adoption of and following the semiotic method being a model that combines all the de-constructional and analytical methods of criticism. In view of this, the study attempts to show how Naffa? succeeds in employing specific techniques to make the meaning present on the surface of the text. It shows also the significance of the interconnectivity between form and content and its importance in understanding the text in a profound way as through that interconnectivity, the reader turns into a positive receiver and an active participant in the analytical process of the text.

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