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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/9780823264940.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter considers the poet Adunis's theoretical work, al-Thabitwa al mutahawwil, and sets the text against the imperatives of language and form which are compelled in the reading of the works of ... 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


Introduction: In the Beginning was the Word

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/9781474421393.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

The introduction elaborates on the “contemporary,” as a notion that sets the historical and theoretical framework of the book. It identifies the 1990s as a critical historical juncture of suspended ... More


Semiology of Madness

Wen-chin Ouyang

in Politics of Nostalgia in the Arabic Novel: Nation-State, Modernity and Tradition

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780748655694
eISBN:
9780748684298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748655694.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

The disappointment in the nation-state, the failure of modernisation, and the disappearance of tradition make it impossible for the Arab subject to cohere. Each semiological system is an ... More


Palestine Song: Mahmoud Darwish and Mourid Barghouti

Tahia Abdel Nasser

in Literary Autobiography and Arab National Struggles

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474420228
eISBN:
9781474438537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474420228.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter explores a new form of poetic autobiography by Palestinian poets Mahmoud Darwish and Mourid Barghouti. The chapter explores the relationship of the poets to Palestine and its effects on ... More


Darwish's ‘Indian Speech’ as Dramatic Performance: Sacred Space and Transformation

J. Kristen Urban

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/9780748620739.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The paradox underlying national movements based on ethnic-religious-cultural claims is that there is a need both for clear boundaries and for coexistence. At the level of geographic identity, concern ... More


Semiotics of Tyranny

Wen-chin Ouyang

in Politics of Nostalgia in the Arabic Novel: Nation-State, Modernity and Tradition

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780748655694
eISBN:
9780748684298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748655694.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Despotism is the subject of interrogation in The Theocrat (Majnun al-hukm). Ben Salem Himmich searches for semiotics of tyranny and the machinery of despotism in the past, in the life and career of ... More


An Angel I Borrowed: To Mahmoud Darwish

Aloni Udi

in What Does a Jew Want?: On Binationalism and Other Specters

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231157599
eISBN:
9780231527378
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231157599.003.0028
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

In this tribute to Mahmoud Darwish, the author talks about an angel he claims he borrowed from Walter Benjamin. In Israel, he says he began to hear a voice, a voice that arose from him when alone, “a ... More


Enough “Screaming”

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/9780804776462.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

In her 1949 collection, Shrapnel and Ashes, the Iraqi poet Nazik al-Mala'ika reflects on her generation's rebellion against the classical Arabic ode. In this collection, all the words of Arabic ... More


Slavoj Žižek in Ramallah: Back to the Trauma Zone

Merav Yudilovith

in What Does a Jew Want?: On Binationalism and Other Specters

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231157599
eISBN:
9780231527378
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231157599.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter focuses on the world premiere of Udi Aloni's film, Forgiveness, in Ramallah. The screening of Forgiveness was attended by intellectuals as well as Palestinian artists and filmmakers such ... 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


Introduction: Palestine as Metaphor

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/9780804794213.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

The Introduction situates the invocation of Palestine as rallying cry during the Arab Spring within a decades-long history of “transcolonial identification” with Palestine in the region: processes of ... More


Jeremiah and Lamentations: Well Acquainted with Grief—Preface

Ellen F. Davis

in Opening Israel's Scriptures

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190260545
eISBN:
9780190260583
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190260545.003.0028
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Jeremiah and the Jeremiah-like voice in Lamentations provide immediate, insider views of Jerusalem’s decline and fall. Jeremiah’s laments give prophetic authority to anguished outcry as a mode of ... More


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