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Souffles-Anfas: Palestine and the Decolonization of Culture

Olivia C. Harrison

in Transcolonial Maghreb: Imagining Palestine in the Era of Decolonization

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780804794213
eISBN:
9780804796859
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804794213.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Chapter One analyzes the representation of Palestine in the bilingual Moroccan Marxist-Leninist journal Souffles-Anfas (1966–1971), the first text explicitly to connect cultural change in the Maghreb ... More


The Production of Locality in the Oral Palestinian Poetry Duel

Nadia Yaqub

in Literature and Nation in the Middle East

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748620739
eISBN:
9780748653102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748620739.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter explores how some Palestinians use a traditional poetic genre, namely the oral Palestinian poetry duel, continually to create and maintain their Palestinian-ness and to define it, at ... More


The Land of the Poem

in Silencing the Sea: Secular Rhythms in Palestinian Poetry

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804776462
eISBN:
9780804782609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804776462.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines a short-lived phenomenon of Palestinian poetry festivals under Israel's first military rule and their disappearance after the 1967 war with Israel. It uses this history as a ... More


Silencing the Sea: Secular Rhythms in Palestinian Poetry

Khaled Furani

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804776462
eISBN:
9780804782609
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804776462.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This book follows Palestinian poets' debates about their craft as they traverse multiple and competing realities of secularism and religion, expulsion and occupation, art, politics, immortality, ... More


Redeeming Prose

in Silencing the Sea: Secular Rhythms in Palestinian Poetry

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804776462
eISBN:
9780804782609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804776462.003.0011
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the condition of prose in contemporary Arabic poetry, focusing on poets whose sounds are no longer tonally measured verse, but poetry that is a dream. The narratives of poets ... More


Modern Poets and “Conservative” People

in Silencing the Sea: Secular Rhythms in Palestinian Poetry

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804776462
eISBN:
9780804782609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804776462.003.0010
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

With a mixture of nationalist, communist, and socialist voices, Nazareth used to be a venue in which to speak about redemption through Arab nationalism or communist internationalism. This chapter ... More


Memory for Beginnings

in Silencing the Sea: Secular Rhythms in Palestinian Poetry

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804776462
eISBN:
9780804782609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804776462.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

Palestinian poets continue to witness the weakness of power and the power of the weak, six decades into Israel's occupation of their homeland. Yet they and their fellow modernizing Arab poets needed ... More


Introduction

in Silencing the Sea: Secular Rhythms in Palestinian Poetry

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804776462
eISBN:
9780804782609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804776462.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

Arab poets in general, and Palestinian poets in particular, have radically transformed the sound structures of their poems in order to modernize poetic forms by turning to free verse and prose poems. ... More


Rhythms and Rulers

in Silencing the Sea: Secular Rhythms in Palestinian Poetry

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804776462
eISBN:
9780804782609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804776462.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

The sound was an important foundation of the Arab poetic tradition. The earliest rhythms of Arabic poetry probably evolved from a variety of sources, including the vast stillness of the sands or ... More


When Meter Melts

in Silencing the Sea: Secular Rhythms in Palestinian Poetry

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804776462
eISBN:
9780804782609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804776462.003.0012
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

The “Path of the Poem” (Darb al-Qasida) in Israel features poems by both Arab and Jewish poets, men and women. There are free verse and prose poetry, none of which are classical. Furthermore, none of ... More


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