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Jeffrey Sacks

in Iterations of Loss: Mutilation and Aesthetic Form, al-Shidyaq to Darwish

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823264940
eISBN:
9780823266661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823264940.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter turns to Elias Khoury's Bab al-shams (Gate of the Sun) where it considers the relation of mutilation to a persisting legacy of the word adab in the time of the term's loss. Reading Bab ... More


Elegy for the Intellectual

Zeina G. Halabi

in The Unmaking of the Arab Intellectual: Prophecy, Exile and the Nation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474421393
eISBN:
9781474435673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474421393.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Chapter 2 turns to a critical moment in postwar Lebanon in which the novelist Elias Khoury wrote tirelessly against the systematic erasure of collective memory and conceived the intellectual’s word ... More


Orientalism and the Narration of Violence in the Mediterranean Atlantic: Gabriel García Márquez and Elias Khoury

Christina E. Civantos

in The Global South Atlantic

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780823277872
eISBN:
9780823280490
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823277872.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This essay analyzes how Gabriel García Márquez’s 1981 novella Crónica de una muerte anunciada (Chronicle of a Death Foretold), which narrates a small town honor-killing involving a Levantine Arab ... More


Iterations of Loss: Mutilation and Aesthetic Form, al-Shidyaq to Darwish

Jeffrey Sacks

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823264940
eISBN:
9780823266661
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823264940.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

In a series of close readings of Arabic and Arab Jewish writing, the author considers the relation of poetic statement to individual and collective loss, the dispossession of peoples and languages, ... More


The Palestinian Tradition of the Oppressed and the Colonial Genealogy of Israel's State of Exception

Stephen Morton

in States of Emergency: Colonialism, Literature and Law

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781846318498
eISBN:
9781781380758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846318498.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Chapter six examines the significance of emergency law during the period between the British mandate in Palestine and the formation of the State of Israel, and considers the ways in which literary ... More


The Unmaking of the Arab Intellectual: Prophecy, Exile and the Nation

Zeina G. Halabi

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474421393
eISBN:
9781474435673
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474421393.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

The Unmaking of the Arab Intellectual examines the figure of the intellectual as prophet, national icon, and exile in contemporary Arabic literature and film. Staging a comparative dialogue with ... More


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