Intertextuality in the trilogy of Shakawi Al-Masri Alfasih

  • Bushra Yasin Muhammad


Shakawi Al-Masri Alfasih, is a novel, consists of three parts: Sleeping the Rich, The Auction and Insomnia the Poor, by the Egyptian novelist Yusuf Al-Qaid, one of the first narrators used history and tradition in their narrative works. Al-Qaid employed the Tale of the Egyptian farmer who made a complaint to the Pharaoh of Egypt, and then he obtained his right. He re-tells the story again, hoping to achieve what did the farmer reach to, and however, he didn’t get his own desire. Employing intertextuality added a semantic dimension to the narrative text, by making this historical event, in addition, aesthetic and technical dimensions in it, such as: using, religious, literary and historical text. It is clear that Al-Qaid did use the textual overlappings, such as: religious, literary and historical texts, where they appeared as confirming and supporting to event. These overlappings formed paradox of the event which always became included in; in addition, they differently appeared in the text. "



How to Cite
MUHAMMAD, Bushra Yasin. Intertextuality in the trilogy of Shakawi Al-Masri Alfasih. Mustansiriyah Journal of Arts (MuJA), [S.l.], n. 59, p. 1:21, sep. 2018. ISSN 0258-1086. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 28 nov. 2021.