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Author Elad, Ami.

Title Modern Palestinian literature and culture / Ami Elad-Bouskila.

Published London ; Portland, OR : F. Cass, 1999.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  892.70989274 ELAD    AVAILABLE
Physical description vi, 168 p ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [145]-164) and index.
Contents Introduction: Palestinian Culture in the Middle East: Between Arabism, Westernism and Israelism -- 1. The Quest for Identity: Three Issues in Israeli-Arab Literature. For whom do Israeli Arabs write? Where do Israeli-Arab writers publish? What do Israeli Arabs write about? -- 2. The Other Face: The Language Choice of Arab Writers in Israel. Modern Arabic literatures - to write in the language of the other. Israeli Arabs writing in Hebrew and Arabic -- 3. Between Interlaced Worlds: Riyad Baydas and the Arabic Short Story in Israel. The thematic world of Riyad Baydas. Arabic society in transition. Poetics, style and writing technique -- 4. Stones for the Homeland: Palestinian Literature of the Intifada (1987-90). The status of Palestinian periodicals during the intifada. The main themes in intifada writing -- 5. Danger, High Voltage: The Image of the Jew/Israeli in Palestinian Intifada Literature (1987-90). A major negation and a minor affirmation.
The religious confrontation between Islam and Judaism. Connections and relations between Israelis and Palestinians -- 6. The Holiness of a City: Jerusalem in the Literature of the Intifada (1987-90). The religious - political meaning of Jerusalem. The historical myth of Jerusalem. Jerusalem as a symbol of the beloved.
Summary "There have been many studies of Palestinian society, economy and politics, but there are few works in English about Palestinian literature, particularly that written in Israel. This book looks at this literature within the political and social context of Palestinian society, with a special focus on literature written during the intifada (uprising) period (1987-93)."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Arabic literature -- Palestine -- History and criticism.
Arabic literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Authors, Palestinian Arab -- Israel -- Political and social views.
Palestinian Arabs -- Israel -- Intellectual life.
ISBN 0714649562 (cloth)
071468015X (pbk.)