Job of an Interpreter: An Analysis
This article aims at explaining a novella Job of an Interpreter which is intertwined many elements such motion pictures, dramatic pieces, religion and philosophical traditions, geographies, historiographic facts and figures in the Interpreter’s story. The refugee’s camp is true collection of memories and the Interpreter is the scribe behind these memories. Like any other postmodernist work, this book also deconstructs the notions of memories. It shows that the meaning behind human stories is never truly fixed. It ventures outside the prescribed norms of the mind. Memory is even reliable; therefore, the preachers of memories may be seen as unreliable. The experiences of various characters can be perceived differently. Both the author and his speaking voices give the readers an opportunity to decide what the truth is.
Keyword: Novella, postmodernist work, deconstruct, truth, memory, reliable