The Rhetoric of Violence: Arab-Jewish Encounters in Contemporary Palestinian Literature and Film / Edition 1

The Rhetoric of Violence: Arab-Jewish Encounters in Contemporary Palestinian Literature and Film / Edition 1

by Kamal Abdel-Malek
     
 

ISBN-10: 140396405X

ISBN-13: 9781403964052

Pub. Date: 10/27/2006

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US

Despite the urgent need to develop understandings of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict in the light of the current situation in the Middle East, the role of violence and reconciliation in Palestinian and Israeli literature and film has received only brief treatment. This book is intended to fill that void; that is to explore how Israelis and Palestinians view and

Overview

Despite the urgent need to develop understandings of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict in the light of the current situation in the Middle East, the role of violence and reconciliation in Palestinian and Israeli literature and film has received only brief treatment. This book is intended to fill that void; that is to explore how Israelis and Palestinians view and depict themselves and each other in situations that lead to either violence or reconciliation, and the ways in which both parties define themselves in relation to one another. The book examines selected Palestinian and Israeli literary works and a small number of films and their tacit assumptions about Israeli Jews. It will attempt to look at, among other questions a) is violence perceived as a means of empowerment, b) is there connection between imaginary violence in literature and actual violence, and what is the nature of the association between creative writers and violence? (eg. popular writer Ghassan Kanafani who is also a spokesman for the violent PFLP).

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781403964052
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date:
10/27/2006
Edition description:
2006
Pages:
231
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.03(d)

Table of Contents

The Aborted Passages to the Homeland: Ghassan Kanafani's Fictional Rites The Threshold as the Home: Fawaz Turki's Wanderings A World Turned Topsy-turvy My Home and My Prison: Raymonda Tawil's Travails The Text Betwixt: Mahmud Darwish, Memory for Forgetfulness The Land of Milk, Honey and Wild Thorns: Sarah Khalifa's Israeli Jews Embedded Sentiments: Mahmud Darwis and His Jewish Juliet Sub/Liminal Messages: Yehuda Amichai and Mahmud Darwish Encounters with Israeli Jews in Film

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