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POST-WAR EXISTENTIALISM IN FICTION: A READING OF GRAHAM GREENE’S “THE TENTHMAN”

Zia Ur Rahman, Dr.Mian Shah Bacha.

Abstract
World War II was a memorable and destructive event in the history of the world. Majority of the population of world was affected as a result of six years of ugly war. Majority of European countries were ruined by the bombing and many home populations destroyed. Terror and Holocaust were the most horrific examples of the war era. After the war ended, the novelists and different literary writers faced the challenge to represent the new reality of the post war era. It was also a challenge to choose the modern experimental methods or the traditional realistic techniques. One of the major authors who experienced the war was Graham Greene (1904-1991). Although his writing carry variety of themes and have been interpreted in different ways, but Second World War sharpened Greene‘s fictional perspectives and preoccupations. The current work focuses on the Existential features of the novella, ―The Tenth Man‖, and deals the topic through descriptive and analytical methodology. The study is mainly focused on existential themes like; absurdity, alienation, anxiety, dislocation, and homelessness. This study also focuses on the techniques associated with existential Literature. These include; narrative techniques, style, and language.

Key words: Post-War, existential, absurdity, homelessness, alienation


 
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Zia Ur Rahman, Dr.Mian Shah Bacha. POST-WAR EXISTENTIALISM IN FICTION: A READING OF GRAHAM GREENE’S “THE TENTHMAN”. JCR. 2020; 7(19): 10149-10158. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.1127


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Zia Ur Rahman, Dr.Mian Shah Bacha. POST-WAR EXISTENTIALISM IN FICTION: A READING OF GRAHAM GREENE’S “THE TENTHMAN”. http://www.jcreview.com/?mno=6186 [Access: August 18, 2021]. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.1127


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Zia Ur Rahman, Dr.Mian Shah Bacha. POST-WAR EXISTENTIALISM IN FICTION: A READING OF GRAHAM GREENE’S “THE TENTHMAN”. JCR. 2020; 7(19): 10149-10158. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.1127



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Zia Ur Rahman, Dr.Mian Shah Bacha. POST-WAR EXISTENTIALISM IN FICTION: A READING OF GRAHAM GREENE’S “THE TENTHMAN”. JCR. (2020), [cited August 18, 2021]; 7(19): 10149-10158. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.1127



Harvard Style

Zia Ur Rahman, Dr.Mian Shah Bacha (2020) POST-WAR EXISTENTIALISM IN FICTION: A READING OF GRAHAM GREENE’S “THE TENTHMAN”. JCR, 7 (19), 10149-10158. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.1127



Turabian Style

Zia Ur Rahman, Dr.Mian Shah Bacha. 2020. POST-WAR EXISTENTIALISM IN FICTION: A READING OF GRAHAM GREENE’S “THE TENTHMAN”. Journal of Critical Reviews, 7 (19), 10149-10158. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.1127



Chicago Style

Zia Ur Rahman, Dr.Mian Shah Bacha. "POST-WAR EXISTENTIALISM IN FICTION: A READING OF GRAHAM GREENE’S “THE TENTHMAN”." Journal of Critical Reviews 7 (2020), 10149-10158. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.1127



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Zia Ur Rahman, Dr.Mian Shah Bacha. "POST-WAR EXISTENTIALISM IN FICTION: A READING OF GRAHAM GREENE’S “THE TENTHMAN”." Journal of Critical Reviews 7.19 (2020), 10149-10158. Print. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.1127



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Zia Ur Rahman, Dr.Mian Shah Bacha (2020) POST-WAR EXISTENTIALISM IN FICTION: A READING OF GRAHAM GREENE’S “THE TENTHMAN”. Journal of Critical Reviews, 7 (19), 10149-10158. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.1127