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Author Bernard, Anna, 1979- author.

Title Rhetorics of belonging : nation, narration, and Israel/Palestine / Anna Bernard.

Publication Info. Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, 2013.


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Description 1 online resource (viii, 205 pages)
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Series Postcolonialism across the disciplines ; 14
Postcolonialism across the disciplines ; 14.
Summary The crisis in Israel/Palestine has long been the world's most visible military conflict. Yet the region's cultural and intellectual life remains all but unknown to most foreign observers, which means that literary texts that make it into circulation abroad tend to be received as historical documents rather than aesthetic artefacts. Rhetorics of Belonging examines the diverse ways in which Palestinian and Israeli world writers have responded to the expectation that they will 'narrate' the nation, invigorating critical debates about the political and artistic value of national narration as a reading and writing practice. It considers writers whose work is rarely discussed together, offering new readings of the work of Edward Said, Amos Oz, Mourid Barghouti, Orly Castel-Bloom, Sahar Khalifeh, and Anton Shammas. This book helps to restore the category of the nation to contemporary literary criticism by attending to a context where the idea of the nation is so central a part of everyday experience that writers cannot not address it, and readers cannot help but read for it. It also points a way toward a relational literary history of Israel/Palestine, one that would situate Palestinian and Israeli writing in the context of a history of antagonistic interaction. The book's findings are relevant not only for scholars working in postcolonial studies and Israel/Palestine studies, but for anyone interested in the difficult and unpredictable intersections of literature and politics.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 177-195) and index.
Contents Reading for the nation -- Exile and liberation: Edward Said's 'Out of place' -- 'Who would dare to make it into an abstraction': Mourid Barghouti's 'I saw Ramallah' -- 'Israel is not South Africa': Amos Oz's 'Living utopias' -- Intersectional allegories: Orly Castel-Bloom and Sahar Khalifeh -- 'An act of defiance against them all': Anton Shammas' 'Arabesques'.
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Language English.
Note This work is licensed by Knowledge Unlatched under a Creative Commons license
This work is licensed by Knowledge Unlatched under a Creative Commons license
Subject Israel, ...
Arabic literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Hebrew literature -- History and criticism.
Arab-Israeli conflict -- Literature and the conflict.
History: specific events and topics.
National liberation and independence, post-colonialism.
HISTORY -- Middle East -- Israel.
Arab-Israeli conflict -- Literature and the conflict. (OCoLC)fst01899759
Arabic literature. (OCoLC)fst00812478
Hebrew literature. (OCoLC)fst00954363
Languages & Literatures.
Middle Eastern Languages & Literatures.
Chronological Term 1900-1999
Indexed Term middle east.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books
Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
Other Form: Print version: Bernard, Anna. Rhetorics of belonging. Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, 2013 1846319439 (OCoLC)863126616
ISBN 9781781386088 (electronic bk.)
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