Himmaphan of love: The Otherness, Rural, and Femininity in Novel Mataehimmaphan

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Orawan Rithisrithon


This article aimed to study the “Himmaphan Forest” in novel Mataehimmapanwritten by Jintawee Wiwat. This study has three issues: Himmaphan Forest as the other space, as the rural space and as the femininity space. The main framework was the concept of space. The results were: 1) Himmaphan Forest was represented as the space of other which humans were not able to access by normal ways. Humans must sleep and dream to be able to go there and must use art as a mediator. 2) Himmaphan Forest was connected to the rural space by description the setting and by Wanatsuda who came from Himmaphan 3) Himmaphan Forest was connected to the sign of femininity by description of space. In summary, Mataehimmaphan novel was defined meaning of space Himmaphan Forest in context of societyand culture.


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Rithisrithon, O. (2019). Himmaphan of love: The Otherness, Rural, and Femininity in Novel Mataehimmaphan. Wiwitwannasan Journal of Language and Culture, 2(3), 33–52. Retrieved from https://so06.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/wiwitwannasan/article/view/193602
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