How does Mariam and Marisa end? Consider the last sentence.
Write a continuation.
Style, of course, is always crucial in any literary work, but in a short story, it is perhaps of utmost importance. Much can be said through style, and because the story is short, the reader can be expected to be attentive to style. In a novel of 500 pages, the reader cannot reflect on the language or the imagery in a consistent manner unless the novelist is a supreme master of language and complexity and forces the reader to be attentive: Faulkner, Nabokov, and James Joyce are good examples, and many others.
All our readings up to this last reading were in translation (except Karmis and
Maaloufs). With the others, the original texts demonstrated a mastery that made
them classics of the 20 th century (Mahfouz, Salih, Kanafani; what do you think of
Saadawi?). In DC, we are reading material written in English, by authors who may
or may not (many dont) know any other language except English. And so, the
question of language comes again to the fore
750 words written in style
Dinarzard’s Children is the novel and the short story in it is called Mariam and Marisa