Theme and Coherence in Arabesques by Anton Shammas

Knowing the elements of Arabesques (1986), authored by Anton Shammas, clarifies the meaning of the ancient art form as well as enlightens the reader on the significance of the novel. His purpose, technique, and message are intertwined with the theme of Arabesques. The punning of arabesque fits the heterogeneous design of the book. First of … Read moreTheme and Coherence in Arabesques by Anton Shammas

Unconventional Autobiographies: Arabesques and Persepolis

In the novels Arabesques by Anton Shammas and Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi, autobiographical narrative is created through the use of unconventional styles of writing. Shammas’s use of the novel as the platform in which his autobiography is told goes against all preconceptions of how an autobiography is normally written. As Rachel Brenner points out, Shammas’s … Read moreUnconventional Autobiographies: Arabesques and Persepolis