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The Other Middle East: An Anthology of Modern Levantine Literature

Franck Salameh

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780300204445
eISBN:
9780300231816
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300204445.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This book is an original collection of Middle Eastern literature (Levantine literature). It offers a glimpse into a contemporary Middle East that defies common Western misconceptions and prejudices. ... More


Prolegomena: Panoramic Perspectives

Franck Salameh

in The Other Middle East: An Anthology of Modern Levantine Literature

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780300204445
eISBN:
9780300231816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300204445.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter discusses the various meanings of the term Levant. The term, which was traditionally used in reference to lands around the eastern shores of the Mediterranean, often distinguished from ... More


Introduction: Levant as Crossroads of Civilization and Culture

Franck Salameh

in The Other Middle East: An Anthology of Modern Levantine Literature

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780300204445
eISBN:
9780300231816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300204445.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the book's main themes. This volume explores the lives, thought, and works of some twelve Levantine literati, while assessing the possibility of ... More


Lebanon

Franck Salameh

in The Other Middle East: An Anthology of Modern Levantine Literature

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780300204445
eISBN:
9780300231816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300204445.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter features Lebanese authors spanning the period of the “pioneers” of modern Lebanese literature. Kahlil Gibran (1883–1931), Nadia Tuéni (1935–83), Charles Corm (1894–1963), and Anis Freyha ... More


Conclusion: From War to Hope

Franck Salameh

in The Other Middle East: An Anthology of Modern Levantine Literature

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780300204445
eISBN:
9780300231816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300204445.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This concluding chapter summarizes key themes and presents some final thoughts. The evocative texts explored in this volume—which remain a drop in the vast ocean of modern Levantine cultural ... More


Syria

Franck Salameh

in The Other Middle East: An Anthology of Modern Levantine Literature

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780300204445
eISBN:
9780300231816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300204445.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Syria's literati have been producing work alluding to the nebulous nature of their modern state, and perhaps foretelling its unmaking; not because multi-ethnic nation-states are by their very nature ... More


Egypt

Franck Salameh

in The Other Middle East: An Anthology of Modern Levantine Literature

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780300204445
eISBN:
9780300231816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300204445.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter analyzes the work of Ali Salem (1936–2015) and Taha Husayn (1889–1973). Husayn, the doyen of modern Arabic literature, and Salem, a leading Arabic-language playwright, are considered two ... More


Israel and Palestine

Franck Salameh

in The Other Middle East: An Anthology of Modern Levantine Literature

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780300204445
eISBN:
9780300231816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300204445.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter examines the works of Arab and Israeli authors who celebrate diversity, humanity, and humanism. These include Anglo-Palestinian novelist Samir el-Youssef (b. 1965), Fawaz Turki (b. ... More


Hydrofictions: Water, Power and Politics in Israeli and Palestinian Literature

Hannah Boast

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474443807
eISBN:
9781474491310
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474443807.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Hydrofictions identifies water as a new topic of literary and cultural analysis at a critical moment for the world’s water resources, focusing on the urgent context of Israel/Palestine. It argues for ... More


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