AN ANALYTICAL STUDY OF THE ALCHEMIST BY PAULO COELHO, AS AN INSTANCE OF POSTMODERN SPIRITUAL REVIVAL IN FICTION

  • Kanwal Shehzadi GIFT University, Gujranwala
  • Muhammad Umaid University of the Punjab
Keywords: Paulo Coelho, ANALYTICAL STUDY, English Literature

Abstract

The contemporary resurgence of reviving the theme of spirituality in English literature is the pivotal concern of this paper. The selected novel, i-e, The Alchemist, by Paulo Coelho, depicts the central character's spiritual transformation. Such literary representations in a contemporary setting will cause to name it the postmodern thematic revival of spirituality. Although the collective mention of these two themes is new, it is a true endeavor to merge them. This thematic amalgamation is also named postmodern self-reflexiveness. The binary of postmodernism and spirituality is crafted and dealt with very masterly. This paper will pave the way for relevant endeavors and open new avenues for future research.

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Published
2024-03-31
How to Cite
Shehzadi, K., & Umaid, M. (2024). AN ANALYTICAL STUDY OF THE ALCHEMIST BY PAULO COELHO, AS AN INSTANCE OF POSTMODERN SPIRITUAL REVIVAL IN FICTION. International Bulletin of Linguistics and Literature (IBLL), 7(1), 10-20. Retrieved from http://ibll.com.pk/index.php/ibll/article/view/165