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Title: Deconstructive Discourse of Content as Reflected in Haddis Alemayehu’s Fikir Eske Mekabir
Authors: Molla, Feleke Desta
Advisors: Ato Melakneh Mengistu
Copyright: 2008
Date Added: 29-Jan-2009
Publisher: Addis Ababa University
Abstract: ABSTRACT Derrida’s theory of Deconstruction is a continuation of a line of thinking started by Nietzsche and running through Martin Heidegger. It has been variously presented as a philosophical position, a political or intellectual strategy and a mode of reading. Deconstruction’s line of thought is marked by a radical rejection of ‘Platonism’ or the framework of ‘Philosophical distinctions’ which is inherited from Plato and dominated European thought. Deconstruction is highly considered by students of literature and literary theory after Derrida’s presentation of his thesis “Structure, Sign and Play in Discourse of Human Science. By this, Derrida “decenter” any absolute knowledge and the former intellectual cosmos. Therefore, the introduction part gives the highlights of the essence of the theory of deconstruction. Chapter two deals with the basic conceptual issues of deconstruction from various perspectives and its application in literature other than philosophy. In the chapter binary oppositions are considered as a meaning generating units in a text. And, chapter three gives the practical deconstructive discourse of Haddis Alemayehu’s ‘Fikir Eske Mekabir’. Hence, the novel is employed as a deconstructive text and reveals the socio-economic and political realities of the feudo-bourgeois Ethiopia. The conclusion recapitulates the salient points discussed in the main part of the thesis. Finally, based on the findings, Haddis is a deconstructionist writer and employs Derrida’s philosophical and literary notion, deconstruction in his work of art ‘Fikir Eske Mekabir’.
Description: A Thesis Submitted to the School of Graduate Studies of Addis Ababa University In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Master of Arts in Literature
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/1982
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