Manusya, Journal of Humanities

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This study attempts to investigate changes, both in content and form, evidenced in a remarkable number of Thai short stories express an estrangement from urbanism as well as hostility towards westernization, the establishment, and dictatorship. The themes of alienation, bleakness, and despair, which are reactions to urbanization, are common. In terms of change in form, rejection of the representational conventions of realism and the disruption of the unity and causality of plot structure are apparent. The works of this period explore the inner self through various techniques. There is also an increase in the use of experimental modes of expression as influenced by the arts. Most works in this period show an interest in sophistication and mannerism, This transformation of Thai short stories reveals the influence of modernist literary works from the West.

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