Solitude and the Manifestations of the Solitary Characters in Selected Short Stories: An Interdisciplinary Study

by Najat Ismael Sayakhan



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 7/2/2024

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 214
ISBN : 9798823088541
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 214
ISBN : 9798823088534

About the Book

Solitude is the state of being alone or isolated from others. It is often a voluntary choice for meditation, introspection, reflection, or simply enjoying one’s own company. Solitude can be peaceful and conducive to deep thinking or creativity, contrasting with loneliness, which implies a negative feeling of being alone and disconnected. This book investigates the types of solitude in twelve modern short stories written by authors of different nationalities, races, and genders. It also explores how the setting boosts the state of solitude of each character. There are different manifestations of solitude and the solitary character: a person living among other people, refusing to be part of them, unwilling to be part of them, or being refused and rejected to be part of them. This character is a child, a teenager, a man (or an abnormal, freakish man) or a woman of sorrow, a recipient of much unbearable pain.

About the Author

Najat Ismael Sayakhan, born in 1968 in the Kurdish city of Kirkuk in Iraqi Kurdistan, finished her pre-university study in Kirkuk and got a B.A. degree at the University of Mosul in 1998, her M.A. degree in English literature in 2008, and her PhD degree in English literature in 2023 at the University of Sulaimani. She has two published books: The Tragedy of a Town (Translation) and The Teaching Problems of English Poetry in the English Departments. Her research interests comprise English poetry and short stories, teaching English through literature, and comparative literature. Currently, she is an assistant professor and teaches at the College of Basic Education at the University of Sulaimani, Iraqi Kurdistan.