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1- Institute of Humanities and Cultural Studies
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Prison literature is one of the branches of literary criticism that has been shaped by various political and social currents and narrating the sincere feelings of those who have often been detainedand persecuted for seeking freedom. Reza Barahani (1935) and Abdul RahmanMajeed al-Rubaie (1939) are the contemporary writers of Persian and Arabic literature who are pioneer in this field. The novel Bad az Arose cheGozasht(What happened after the Wedding) describes the harsh and insulting attitudes of SAVAK officers with political prisoners in the form of noble character Shahir and reflects the political atmosphere in the era of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi.  The novel Alvashm also presents an image of the defeat of the first republican system and the return of tyranny to Iraqi society between 1958 and 1963, in the form of Karim al-Nasri's personality. The present study, using a descriptive-analytical method and based on the American Comparative Literature School, examins and compares the two selected novels from the perspective of the prisonliterature and concludes that the purpose of both writers was to draw the intellectual space and the way governments then interacted with intellectuals in Iran and Iraq, with this difference that the political condition of the two countries have brought different outcomes for the heroes.
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Article Type: Original Research | Subject: Arts and Humanities (General)
Received: 2019/05/12 | Accepted: 2019/07/28 | Published: 2018/12/20

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