"The Simple Little Picture Book": Private Theater to Postmodern Experience / " ﺍﻟﻜﺘﺎﺏ ﺍﻟﻤﺼﻮﱠﺭ ﺍﻟﺼﻐﻴﺮ ﺍﻟﺒﺴﻴﻂ": ﻣﻦ ﺍﻟﻤﺴﺮﺡ ﺍﻟﺨﺎﺹ ﺇﻟﻰ ﺍﻟﺘﺠﺮﺑﺔ ﻣﺎ ﺑﻌﺪ ﺍﻟﺤﺪﺍﺛﻴﺔ


Wiam El Tamami



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El-Tamami, Wiam; ﺍﻟﺘﻤﺎﻣﻲ, ﻭﺋﺎﻡ

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Alif: Journal of Comparative Poetics

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[This article explores the unique crux between visual, oral, and textual storytelling occupied by the powerful art of the picture book. It addresses the misconception that visual images stifle the work of the imagination by fixing a text. Instead, the picture book is an ideal forum of dialogue for difficult or sensitive subjects, where words and pictures offer two different interpretations of the story. The article concludes by positing the possibility of the picture book as a medium of postmodernism which demands active reader participation, analysis, performance, and re-creation-continually subverting the relationship between omniscient-authorial adult and passive child recipient. ﺗﺴﺘﻜﺸﻒ ﻫﺬﻩ ﺍﻟﻣﻘﺎﺔ ﻧﻘﻄﺔ ﺍﺘﻤﺎﺯﺝ ﺍﻟﻔﺮﻳﺪﺓ ﺑﻴﻦ ﺃﻧﻤﺎﻁﺍ ﺍﻟﺤﻜﻲ ﺍﻟﻤﺮﺋﻴﺔ ﻭﺍﻟﺸﻔﻬﺔ ﻭﺍﻟﻨﻀّﻴﺔ ﺍﻟﺘﻲ ﻳﺤﺘﻠﻬﺎ ﻓﻦ ﺍﻟﻜﺘﺐ ﺍﻟﻤﺼﻮﺭﺓ٠ ﻭﺗﺘﻨﺎﻭﻝ ﺍﻟﻤﻔﻬﻮﻡ ﺍﻟﺨﺎﻃﺊ ﻋﻦ ﺇﻋﺎﻗﺔ ﺍﻟﺼﻮﺭﺓ ﺍﻟﻤﺮﺋﻴﺔ ﻟﻌﻤﻞ ﺍﻟﺨﻴﺎﻝ ﻋﻦ ﻃﺮﻳﻖ ﺗﺜﺒﻴﺖ ﺍﻟﻨﺺ٠ ﻋﻮﺿﺎﹰ ﻋﻦ ﺫﻟﻚ، ﻓﺎﻟﻜﺘﺎﺏ ﺍﻟﻤﺼﻮﺭ ﻫﻮﻣﻨﺒﺮ ﻣﺜﺎﻟﻲ ﻟﻠﺤﻮﺍﺭ ﻭﺗﻨﺎﻭﻝ ﺍﻟﻤﻮﺍﺿﻴﻊ ﺍﻟﺼﻌﺒﺔ ﻭﺍﻟﺤﺴﺎﺳﺔ، ﺣﻴﺚ ﻳﻄﺮﺡ ﻛﻞ ﻣﻦ ﺍﻟﻨﺺ ﻭﺍﻟﺼﻮﺭ ﺍﻟﻤﺼﺎﺣﺒﺔ ﺗﺄﻭﻳﻠﻴﻦ ﻣﺨﺘﻠﻔﻴﻦ ﻟﻠﻘﺼﺔ٠ ﻭﺗﺨﺘﺘﻢ ﺍﻟﻤﻘﺎﻟﺔ ﺑﻄﺮﺡ ﺍﻟﻜﺘﺎﺏ ﺍﻟﻤﺼﻮﺭ ﻛﻮﺳﻴﻄ ﻣﺎ ﺑﻌﺪ ﺣﺪﺍﺛﻲ ﻳﺘﻄﻠﺐ ﻋﻤﻠﻴﺔ ﺗﻔﺎﻋﻞ ﺇﻳﺠﺎﺑﻲ، ﻭﺗﺤﻠﻴﻞ، ﻮﺗﻤﺜﻴﻞ، ﻭﺇﻋﺎﺩﺓ ﺧﻠﻖ ﻣﻦ ﺍﻟﻘﺎﺭﺉ٠]

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